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Revell's 74 signature series 1/6th dragsters/funny cars - how many was there?


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#1 NitroJunky

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:29 AM

I have a couple of 16th scale dragsters and funny cars from Revell.

A few of them have signature series on them.

Would anyone know how many of these Revell produced and what numbers they where?

I currently have

Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen's - Fly Navy
Don Garlitts - Swamp Rat
Jeb Allen - Prayin Mantis
Gene Snows - Snowman charger FC

And enough parts and decals to build Don "The snake" Pruddhomme - US Army dragster

I would be keen to see if i can collect all of them if they can be found

Others i have in stock that are not signature series

Pruddhomme Wynns Wider X3 - One will be Dennis Priddles "MR Revell"
Garlitts Swap Rat (80s edt) X3
Mickey Thompson Revelation Grand am ( RED)

Grateful for any info on the above

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:17 AM

hi
There was also the Kuhl & Olsen top fuel dragster
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:24 AM

Hi! Gareth,

I can't help with production quantities. But I can add to your list of Signature Series kits. These are kits I have.

Kuhl & Olson "Da Revell Fast Guys" T/F

"California Charger" AA/FD

Tony Nancy "The Loner" AA/FD

Roland Leong's "Hawaiian" F/C

I don't know for certain if the Beebe & Muligan AA/FD, Tom McEwen "Revellution" F/C, "ChiTown Hustler" F/C, or Don Prudhomme's "Army" Vega F/C were ever Signature Series cars, but they were all 1/16 Revell kits. There was also a Gene Snow "Snowman" Vega F/C. I have the re-issue of these kits, except the Pruhomme "Army" car. It's an origanal issue.

Hope this helps. I'm sure someone will come along with a more precise answer.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:30 PM

The "revellution" was part of the original series. Also the Prudhomme and Tom McEwen's was part of the orginal series also. Chi Town was a Hot Rod series only model and the Beebe & Muligan was a later issue of the Tony Nancy kit with new decals.
Not listed Unless I missed it was both Grand am's of Micky Tompson. (not the red car, but the Yellow one and the Blue Marines car.)
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

Thanks Paul! I forgot about the M/T Grand Ams and I have the red and yellow versions. No Marines version tho'. There is another kit that wasn't mentioned, "Revell's Jungle Jim". I just saw this posted here. There is a Tom McEwen rear-engine dragster also.

Thanks! Have A Great Day!

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:27 AM

Hi! Gareth,

I can't help with production quantities. But I can add to your list of Signature Series kits. These are kits I have.

Kuhl & Olson "Da Revell Fast Guys" T/F

"California Charger" AA/FD

Tony Nancy "The Loner" AA/FD

Roland Leong's "Hawaiian" F/C

I don't know for certain if the Beebe & Muligan AA/FD, Tom McEwen "Revellution" F/C, "ChiTown Hustler" F/C, or Don Prudhomme's "Army" Vega F/C were ever Signature Series cars, but they were all 1/16 Revell kits. There was also a Gene Snow "Snowman" Vega F/C. I have the re-issue of these kits, except the Pruhomme "Army" car. It's an origanal issue.

Hope this helps. I'm sure someone will come along with a more precise answer.



Sorry i was not clear with my post their.

I was suposed to of said - what did the number of signature kits go up to i.e 25 etc, I wouldnt expect anyone ( not even revell ) to know how many over all was produced and sold.

Thanks for the info so far guys its a great help.

Just found an old pic from the 70s that my dad took of some of the kits he built.

I can see that he owned the garlitts swap rat, jeb allen prayin mantis, K&O da revell fast guys , MT's Yellow grand am and the Gene Snow Vega.

Thanks once again

Regards

Gareth

Edited by NitroJunky, 20 November 2011 - 02:27 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:28 PM

I just happened to run across my Revell '75-'76 catalog and lo and behold there are the Signature Series 1/16th kits. You can harvest the full size scans from my Fotki sight. Enjoy!

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:10 PM

Not sure about the number but I think that they include both the 1/16 and 1/25 scale cars in the total number of them. I believe the Gene Snow Charger in 1/16 is number 1.
Paul
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Gene Snow Charger is number 1
Tony Nancy is number 2
Cal Charger is number 4
Jeb Allen is number 7
Da Revell Fast guys is number 9

I have the JJ vega and the Hawaiian also but cant get to them easily yet. I'll look them up tomorrow.
Highest I go up to is 24 which is the red version of the Revellution in 1/25.





Sorry i was not clear with my post their.

I was suposed to of said - what did the number of signature kits go up to i.e 25 etc, I wouldnt expect anyone ( not even revell ) to know how many over all was produced and sold.

Thanks for the info so far guys its a great help.

Just found an old pic from the 70s that my dad took of some of the kits he built.

I can see that he owned the garlitts swap rat, jeb allen prayin mantis, K&O da revell fast guys , MT's Yellow grand am and the Gene Snow Vega.

Thanks once again

Regards

Gareth


Edited by mr68gts, 20 November 2011 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:30 AM

Thise are some cool posters. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:29 AM

Thanks for the info guys most gratefull.

1/25th & 1/16th would explain the higher numbers in the series. Did all the signature series kits come with a model of the driver? Reason being i have 2 re-isue 25th scale kits of Jeb Allens red Prayin Mantis.

I will have to go through all my kits as i may have some that signature series and not know about it as i wasnt aware they come in 25th scale aswell

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:26 PM

Hi guys here is the rarest one of all from Revell . This was only in the UK and not released in the US

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Chuck Boener does a set decals to build it from a Tony Nancy kit which was the same kit

I hope this helps Chuck

Edited by ratnasty, 21 November 2011 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:47 PM

I just went through all of my 1/16th scale drag kits and it appears there are 18 different cars in the Revell Signature series

I hope this helps as far as production run who knows ???????????

Edited by ratnasty, 22 November 2011 - 03:54 PM.