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#21 freshawk

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

Just a great kit, one of the foundations of Monogram's re-emergence as a force in the hobby starting in the early '80s.
 

I did the cover article in Muscle Car Review magazine (August '07) on the Car & Driver magazine GTO v. GTO road test '64 GTO, probably the most significant Pontiac on the planet, and this kit is spot on for every element of a replica of that specific car.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

Just a great kit, one of the foundations of Monogram's re-emergence as a force in the hobby starting in the early '80s.
 

I did the cover article in Muscle Car Review magazine (August '07) on the Car & Driver magazine GTO v. GTO road test '64 GTO, probably the most significant Pontiac on the planet, and this kit is spot on for every element of a replica of that specific car.

I just watched American Muscle Cars - Speed Channel show - on Netflix.  Season 1, episode 1, is the 1964 GTO.  Awesome car and the start of big cubes in light cars.  The show talks about the GTO v GTO challenge - nobody with a Ferrari would show, but the magazine said the Pontiac would beat it on every aspect! 

 

The model is great, too.  

 

It's kind of sad to think the Pontiac name is dead - they were such a force through the early 60s.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Yep. GM killed it long before it stopped breathing, unfortunately.

 

We'll be doiing a coffee table book on the C/D GTO in 2013, the pics are just stunning and this will tell the whole history of the car at a point near its 50th birthday. Till then, check out www.GeeToTiger.com, Jim Wangers' website. Jim has been the standard bearer for the Pontiac hobby for decades, and was the original owner of the C/D GTO... 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

In the reviewers comments at the end of the review, he takes Revell/Monogram to task for not including redline tires.

The first car to have redline tires was the 67 GTO. They were introduced there, and exclusive to GTO for 67. Only available on the car or GTO replacements only at Pontiac dealers.

A 64 GTO would have come from the factory with 7.75 x 14 bias ply tires bw or narrow ww.

New cars did not receive radial tires until the late 70s or early 80s.

What this kit really needs is a decent set of headers..



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:03 PM

Check your references as I checked on redline tires awhile back and seem to remember that those tires came out in '64 and '65.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

Redlines were not a Pontiac only tire, Chevrolet, Ford, and Chrysler all had them as factory by '67, and Ford had offered them on the Mustang as early as '65.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

James, I believe Pontiac started offering their Radial Tuned Suspension in '73 or '74.