This was a low cost purchase from eBay bought with the intention of just doing a quick photoshoot to illustrate the process of a full stripdown and respray. The model is EFE catalogue number 16508 dating from 1994 and arrived in the condition shown here. The model was largely intact but had been messed with and suffered some superficial damage. The paintwork was in very poor condition.
The model was quickly dismantled ready to be paint stripped. Most components were re-useable, the exception being the plastic chassis and wheels which were too far gone to be worth repairing.