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ItzConnor
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What can you tell me about them.... anything really, how to get one and other info as to how many are made and are they made for all diecast?
 

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how to get one dig deep into your pocket
how many are made who knows till there made
were to get one ebay is your best bet or gomotorbids.com
 

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Here you Go:

The process of developing a new NASCAR Diecast is rather involved. Many steps of approval are required before a diecast is formally made available for distribution. As part of that process, prototype diecast are produced with specified changes usually made at the request of the Team. Often times the Manufacturer is required to send what is known as a "Pre-Production Sample" diecast to the Team, that way, the team can ensure that the quality and accuracy was up to par with the prototype and earlier pre-production samples that needed change.

This process is very extensive, and sometimes diecast in the middle of this process will be cancelled, and therefor never make it into production and distribution to the public. Many of these "Pre-Production Samples" are used as display items in the race shop or offices, and some are sent out to sponsors, team members, and others that are closely connected with the race team. The fact these cars are unique and remain close to the Race Teams and their affiliates, and rarely make them out to the Public, makes them highly collectible.

Pre-Production Samples are often identified by having no DIN (serial number) anywhere on the car. The cars will also typically have some type of sticker attached to the windshield that includes a series of coded numbers relevant to the Manufacturer. Additionally, Pre-Production Samples usually do not have an outer box, and typically ship to the teams in a stryro-foam box. Often times, variations will be seen in a "pre-production samples" than the car that were formally released to the public.


 

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A question I have is are proto's made for all the cars that have sales sheets? Just curious if there would be some Harvick and Kylr Busch race versions floating around that were up for preorder but eventually got DNP'd.
 

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A real life prototype is usually one of a kind car ( in this context), that includes hand made parts, manual fittings etc... Usually not meant for production later on, they are designed and built for a specific purpose. They are projects in continuous development stage. Would be very surprised if there were die-cast prototypes, as that would be a very expensive proposition... But not impossible!
 

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A real life prototype is usually one of a kind car ( in this context), that includes hand made parts, manual fittings etc... Usually not meant for production later on, they are designed and built for a specific purpose. They are projects in continuous development stage. Would be very surprised if there were die-cast prototypes, as that would be a very expensive proposition... But not impossible!
believe it or not there was a company that essentially did just that...the detail was really pretty cool, they were made from sheet metal and eventually went to mid level mass production on a few pieces but that was the nature of the company. They made one off prototypes of the larger counterpart with an emphasis on racing vehicles...in particular they put out a handful of pieces for Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman for one season and then just faded off the public map.
 

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believe it or not there was a company that essentially did just that...the detail was really pretty cool, they were made from sheet metal and eventually went to mid level mass production on a few pieces but that was the nature of the company. They made one off prototypes of the larger counterpart with an emphasis on racing vehicles...in particular they put out a handful of pieces for Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman for one season and then just faded off the public map.
Milestone Development... ;-)
 
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