Still havent heard anything back from Colt but the LHS carries all the parts for the shaft and belt versions of this car. If anyone else has one and is running in to problems finding parts I'm more than happy to ship them back to the states for you.
Car smoked the plastic housing for the gear diff in the rear, really poor design that will always give problems. Looks like the original owner ran in to something pretty hard as the input shaft to the front trannywas broke at the end where the e-clip locks the bevel gear on to the shaft. Shaft was spit out and the bevel gear rolled around in the front tranny housing doing a bit of damage. All the parts for the rebuild ran about $40 which wasnt to bad considering what all was needed. Parts for this car are quite cheap.
There was actually a car under all the dirt
Never be a race worthy car, perhaps in the novice class but the rear suspension has a lot of slop in it (all new ball studs etc but it didnt help) which will make the car very inconsistent.