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#1 regular guy

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

better model builders

here's link to Round2

http://www.round2mod...vanti/amt780-01

now, that's interesting!

somebody knows there classic cars over there.

plus it's a 3 in 1.

Stock, Custom and Race. those are the best AMT kits.

in this case it's a Salt Flats race which wouldn't be my first choice.

it can be worked around to road race or dragstrip.

Have A Nice Day!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

Not that I'm that into the Avanti, but this is the first model I ever built & entered in a contest, summer of 64 if my memory is correct. Don't remember what ever came of the results, it was Geneva & Elanor's Hobby Shop, Los Banos, CA.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

Looks cool,any pic's of the salt flat stuff?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

Box art looks great...I built the 'Reggie Jackson Collection' version in the '80s...wouldn't mind building another..

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Yeah I built one of these a long time ago too. I also wouldn't mind having another one.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

One of the best kits to come out of the Original AMT. Strangely, this and the '53 Starliner are normally slow sellers for AMT, but they keep on bringin' 'em back... and this guy has no problem with that at all. B) I'll be picking a few of these up, even though I already have a Prestige and Millennium issue.

The only gripe I have about the kit is the front seats- they're tiny! They look closer to 1:32 scale. But all things considered, it's still a fantastic kit.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

Chuck, that's caz small people drove them, silly!!! :lol: ^_^

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

I've got to get another one of them. I have the modern classics kit # T413 made in the good old USA.unbulit
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

I missed this the first time around, will definitly be in for one or two.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:36 AM

You can never have enough Studebakers and there's a real advantage to an Avanti!


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

A good kit is a good kit . That kit , (Avanti ) was an still is a great kit . I like the fact that both sets of head lights were included as the 64's used the Squarish headlight doors , A M T listed them as Custom options though . In comparison to a comparable Aurora 1963 Avanti, uh I'll take the A M T one .............. Ed Shaver

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

The only gripe I have about the kit is the front seats- they're tiny! They look closer to 1:32 scale. But all things considered, it's still a fantastic kit.


I thought the stock seats looked small too until I saw a 63 Avanti in Auburn a few years ago and realized the bucket seats are that small in those cars. It does look strange though.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

One a top 5 fave's since they came out..I really enjoyed building this kit quite a while ago and would love to do some diff. versions..COOL :D here's my stocker, and yea the front seats are wierdly small in the 1:1
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:06 AM

Never was,into the avanti. The front is to plain

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:00 AM

I'll be picking up one of these, seeing as my youngest daughters main squeeze has one I need to replicate for him !!!

INCOHERENT BABBLE!!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

Fellas,

Photos of the Avanti front seats. I have a past issue of the kit but never really checked out the bucket seats. This car like the Corvette I believe had a fiberglass body.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

Wasn't this kit last seen in 2000 under AMT's "Millennuim" series? I heard this release will be a 3-in-1 restoring the salt flat racing parts, which most of the reissues ommitted.

I can still find the 2000 issue for less than $20, so if this new release isn't gonna fix the flash and door issues. And the only new features it'll have are extra parts anda $28.99 tag, i'll stick with older releases that useally go for far less.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:25 AM

Wasn't this kit last seen in 2000 under AMT's "Millennuim" series? I heard this release will be a 3-in-1 restoring the salt flat racing parts, which most of the reissues ommitted. I can still find the 2000 issue for less than $20, so if this new release isn't gonna fix the flash and door issues. And the only new features it'll have are extra parts anda $28.99 tag, i'll stick with older releases that useally go for far less.


The only release of the Avanti I have that omits the racing parts on the instruction sheet is the Modern Classics and even it has the Slicks and Dual Paxton option. I haven't opened the plastic package to see it the parts are there. The rest all list it as 3 in 1 on their instruction sheets. Those kits are the Grand Turismo Avanti, Reggie Jackson, Prestige and Millennuim versions.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:10 AM

put a small block Chevy in it and you have instant Avanti II replica

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:12 AM

put a small block Chevy in it and you have instant Avanti II replica


Its a bit more than that. The ride height of an Avanti II was different. There are a lot of little differences between the original and the II, both internal and external. A good friend of mine had an Avanti II and previously had an original Avanti - he pointed out the differences to me. If you really want a II, some research is in order. Fortunately, there's a lot of good Avanti stuff - both original and II - online.