Modelo : Carabo
The CIPSA version of the Carabo was released in the Third wave. It differs from the normal release in several distinct ways. The body paint colors differ from
normal US or HK colors. It lacks the flat black trim paint on the rear louvers and the gloss black on the base and rear. All feature a stark white interior and pale
blue tinted glass. It appears that all CIPSA produced Carabos have US bases dated 1969.
- Mustard Yellow Enamel
- Metallic Red
- Metallic Blue
- Metallic Green
- Medium Caps in front
- Medium Caps in rear
The Carabo is one of the more rare CIPSA castings. The gull wing doors are quite fragile and are missing on some of the known examples. There is evidence that
some of them
may be afflicted with the crumbling disease.
Carabo Paint Colors
Front and Rear Views : Note the absence of the black trim paint on the louvers and the rear panel.
Carabo Base : Using the US casting only
One of the first Carabos found : Sold on eBay in late May 2005
Another Carabo : Sold on Bay in mid May, 2005
A near mint Carabo : From the collection of a man whose grandfather was a CIPSA employee, found in 2012.
As of 2016 about 10 Carabos are known. Click on the link to the Carabo Registry to see all known examples of this casting.
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