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#1 peekay

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:01 AM

Can anyone here provide (or point me to) a complete list of Johan promos re-issued in the late 70s/80s under the X-EL name?

I bought a half dozen or so when they were new (and more since) but I'm continually hearing of others that I wasn't aware of.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

1955 Pontiac
1956 Pontiac
1956 Plymouth
1956 Oldsmobile
1956 Plymouth Taxi
1956 De Soto
1957 Oldsmobile
1958 Oldsmobile
1958 Cadillac
1959 Rambler Wagon
1959 Dodge
1959 Plymouth
1959 Chrysler
1959 De Soto
1959 Cadillac
1962 Studebaker Convertible
1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
1963 Chrysler Turbine Car
1966 Rambler Wagon
1968 Cadillac De Ville Hardtop
1968 Imperial Hardtop
1968 Chrysler Convertible
1969 AMC AMX
1970 Oldsmobile 442
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1976 Cadillac Eldorado

Which one did I forget now?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

1955 Pontiac
1956 Pontiac
1956 Plymouth
1956 Oldsmobile
1956 Plymouth Taxi
1956 De Soto
1957 Oldsmobile
1958 Oldsmobile
1958 Cadillac
1959 Rambler Wagon
1959 Dodge
1959 Plymouth
1959 Chrysler
1959 De Soto
1959 Cadillac
1962 Studebaker Convertible
1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
1963 Chrysler Turbine Car
1966 Rambler Wagon
1968 Cadillac De Ville Hardtop
1968 Imperial Hardtop
1968 Chrysler Convertible
1969 AMC AMX
1970 Oldsmobile 442
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1976 Cadillac Eldorado

Which one did I forget now?

They also reissued these:
1961 Dodge Phoenix two-door hardtop
1962 Studebaker Lark hardtop
1962 Rambler Classic 4-door sedan
1963 Oldsmobile Starfire hardtop
1968 Cadillac de Ville convertible
1968 Chrysler 300 hardtop

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

Seems to me there was the '70 Plymouth GTX too, or am I imagining things again?

No not that one. Wish they did though!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:09 PM

Thanks very much guys and there were a few surprises there.
When they were new you could easily miss the tiny adds in SAE. They seemed expensive at $22, usually with no interior and so-so paint, but they are excellent representations of otherwise ignored subjects. Without consciousIy collecting them I now have 12 models.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

They are anything but excellent representations and best relegated to the big historic model scrapheap.
It is a crying shame that the subjects are ignored by the model industry ever since. Each of them would be nice to have from a new tool.
Thanks god at least the Diecast guys have picked up on a few of them.
And yes, I'll happily trade away the few I have left.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:16 AM

I also have to disagree, Christian, and stick with my "excellent representations" claim. Admittedly, some are better than others and the 50s cars are all let down by a slab-style chassis and no interior (Modelhaus can sell you some of the interiors) but the bodies are as good as, or better than anything produced since.

You mention the 68 Imperial, Steve. I have one and it's possibly the best of the bunch. Detailed one piece chassis, nicely done interior and the thing just looks right. The 66 Rambler wagon and 68 Chrysler convertible are are also up to this standard, although the wagon, like the Marlin kit, is more like 1.24th scale.

The Imperial isn't for sale and you maybe won't find one in rough shape - they're not old enough yet and they've been better treated by their owners than the original promos were. Check the ebay promo section often. Prices are all over the place and I got mine for $30 a year ago - some colours (mine is yellow) sell lower than others.

Christian, I'm certainly interested in trading - let me know what you have and what sort of thing you're interested in.