OK- what was the first kit issued by MPC and why was it chosen?
Non-Parts Model Trivia?
Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:52 AM
Maybe the '64 Corvette Sting Ray ?
I don't know why unless George "borrowed" it from AMT .
Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:32 AM
Youhave the kit right-MPC 1 was the 1964 Corvette coupe. Here's a vague hint on the reason: contractual obligation.
Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:51 AM
Was George Toteff Jr . still obligated to produce it from when he was at AMT ?
Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:18 AM
The reason is sort of the opposite of your idea, Bob.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:18 AM
I'd say AMT was under contract of making Chevy promos and their kit derivations in 64 (and up to 67 for the Vettes). The AMT Corvettes could be built stock. The MPC lacked stock wheels for 64 and 65. Although it doesn't help much as an answer for your question...
Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:19 AM
HNT Think of the 5 MPC kits that AMT issued in 1965.
The 3 I have are:
Dodge Custom 880 convertible, Monaco ht, Corvette ht. Not sure what the other two would have been...not sure when they did the 2 '32 Chevy kits.
I've read that the AMT 28 Ford Tudor and '65 Coronet ht were actually MPC tools, though never boxed as MPCs.
Edited by Rob Hall, 11 November 2013 - 10:20 AM.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:26 AM
The '65 Coronet and 28 Tudor were two of the MPC tools. The others were a classic Chevy and two show rods. Why NOT the '64 Corvette?
Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:40 AM
I've read the last 2 replies several times and I'm completely lost . . .
What was the question ?
Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:36 AM
The question is: WHY did MPC choose the '64 Corvette as their first model to release?
The five MPC kits that were released by AMT in 1965 has something to do with the answer to the question. There was a contractual obligation to AMT.
Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:47 PM
Unfortunately, I can't really give much more of a hint, so here is the answer.
Several employees left AMT to form MPC, and in order to get out of their contracts they had to agree to let AMT produce 5 of the new MPC kits.
As noted above, two of these were the Coronet and the Model A sedan. The reason MPC picked the '64 Corvette for their first release is that they knew AMT would not take it from them, as AMT already had a Corvette.
Since I stumped everyone, here is a follow up question: What were the other 3 MPC kits released by AMT in 1965? There is a hint in the above question stream.
Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:36 AM
I'm not sure. One of them MIGHT have been, it was of the correct era.
Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:54 AM