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What's considered the 'Honus Wagner' (rarest) of model kits

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#21 Jon Cole

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:57 PM

The rarest kit, is the one most of us aren't even aware of.
So what is it?

I don't know! ;)

What I do know, is the Corvair Rampside is rare. But rarest? Doubt it.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:57 PM

I'm pretty sure the 3 rarest kits are :
MPC/AMT 69 Dodge Charger, Dukes of Hazzard
MPC/AMT 72 Nova Old Pro
AMT 32 Ford 5 window coupe








or maybe not....... <_<

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

If rarity has to do with price wise,It would be that Javelin kit that two Morons with to much money got into a bidding war on.One won it for 700,I think.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:36 PM

Don't know if you want to count this one.....But how many out there have a Accurate Miniatures NASCAR Taurus stock car kit??? It never made it to the shelves due to AM going under....but I did some freelance work for them and I got a few kits before they closed. Fantastic kit with bad timing and worse luck!!!

As far as production kits.....My vote is the Pyro 1/16 scale Laramie Stage Ghost kit. Never saw one in a store and they always bring well over $500 on the bay. I have all the other 1/16 kits and a junker Stage but yet to see a mint kit in person.

I also have some regular production kits molded in hot pink. They are test shots of new kits. But these are far from regular production kits.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

Here are a few to think about...when was the last time you saw...
SMP: 1911 Chevrolet
AMT: T-57 1957 Thunderbird (first issue Styline kit, in the small box)
AMT: Ohio George '33 Willys with plastic tires
AMT: 1969 Cobra (convertible with separate glue-on hardtop roof)
AMT: 1969 El Camino "Derby Champion" issue
AMT: 1967 Fairlane "Color Me Ford" issue
AMT: 1967 Corvette "Color Me Vette" issue
AMT: 1965 Fairlane "SSS" issue (only reissue with stock parts)
AMT: 1963 Nova "Crew Wagon" issue
AMT: 1965 Galaxie "Jolly Green Gasser" issue
AMT: 1965 Chevelle wagon "Surf Wagon" issue
AMT: any of the Elegance Series kits
AMT: second issue Meyers Manx (no display, and box art is different from the first issue)
Monogram: Deuce Sport Coupe
Jo-Han: 1969 Rebel
Revell: Tweedy Pie with Boss Fink

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:48 PM

I wish one of these would come my way.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:23 PM

AMT: 1965 Fairlane "SSS" issue (only reissue with stock parts)


That one went on eBay last week for I think $103 for a complete built-up! :huh:

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

How about Monograms Uncertain T. I still have the one I built with my father almost 45yrs ago, they haven't reissued it since.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

I wish one of these would come my way.

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I have one....and it's not a 77 T-Bird!! I looks a LOT more like a LTD....really off. How I wish we would get a 1/25 version.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

How about that elusive Yugo kit from the eighties?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

Here are a few to think about...when was the last time you saw...

AMT: 1965 Chevelle wagon "Surf Wagon" issue


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

Otaki Honda S800 Coupe 1/12 for me - if I could even find a photo I would post. Last one I saw for sale was eBay - guy brought it back from Vietnam.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:08 PM

how about a correct 70 Cuda?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:49 PM

Just thought of this one... the old Aurora '33 Ford coupe hot rod kit. I've only ever seen one- in an article Tim Boyd did on hot rod engines in the other mag a few years back. I've never seen another one-in person, in print, or online.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

I bought the Frog 1/16 Cortina a few years back and built it, here's the link to prove it(hope it works) :-

http://www.onethirty.../resin/Frog.php

£15 with box, unbuilt but a hubcap missing. it was motorised but didn't work that well. Also bought the Vauxhall Estate but sold that for £25.

I have seen most of the Frog kits and prices were in the region of :- Jaguar E Type £100 unbuilt, Morris 1100 £35 built, Ambulance £35 unbuilt plus other Cortinas around £50. The Ambulance I saw at an autojumble near Paris France, most of the others at toy fairs over the past £20 years.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:43 AM

The price of a kit, rare or on, is set by how much money the buyer is willing to spend. Impulse buying and bidding wars is what Ebay thrives on. I never try to get into a bidding war. If the kit I want doesn't come my way for a reasonable price, I let it go and wait for the next.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:13 AM

Just thought of this one... the old Aurora '33 Ford coupe hot rod kit. I've only ever seen one- in an article Tim Boyd did on hot rod engines in the other mag a few years back. I've never seen another one-in person, in print, or online.


You would think Google could come up with pictures of a lot of these kits - but it isn't that easy. They must be rare if Google can't even find them.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:20 AM

I have heard the Candies & Hughes funny car with the stock promo based body is pretty rare and cannot be re-released. Those Old Pro Nova kits were everywhere when I was younger, and still have several. In fact I see a lot of things listed in this thread that I would not have thought were all that rare, but then I still have my original first issue Gremlin that was just re-released...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:39 AM

FROG/AMT 1/25 1968 MUSTANG WITH SHELBY RACING DECALS IN IT! IT HAD A TYPE OF FOLDING DONUT STYLE BOX ITH A YELLOW CAR ON IT.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:00 AM

Original Aurora Godzilla's Go Kart....