The AMT Piranha racer: A model car for grown-ups


When Frank Zucchi first set eyes on it in 1992, the little red car was just sitting there, half-forgotten, under a tractor trailer in Santa Clara, California. Dusty and half-concealed by tires and other discarded car parts, the car had something that caught Zucchi’s eye. He offered the owner $2500 for it, and the deal was done.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/14/the-amt-piranha-racer


“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” was an American TV show. You’re probably thinking of “The Prisoner” where Patrick Mc Goohan drives a Lotus 7.