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#1 s10chevypu

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

back in the day's, amt came out with the prestige series kits. I think thay came with a pen holder. Would some one here know how many cars were in the series and what were they. Thanks for any help. Joseph

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:41 AM

I know one was a '63 Chevy Impala 2 door coupe.I have 2 of them. I believe another one was the Avanti kit. Maybe the '62 Buick kit. All cars, no trucks if my memory is correct. Hope this helps a little. Patrick

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thanks patrick, I know there were no trucks, but it seems like there were more cars in the series. I could be wrong. but thanks for your info.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:01 AM

The Shiloutte was one. Also include the '69 Corvair, '65 Pontiac, '63 Vette. There were several. May still be some on some dealer's shelves. They didn't sell very well.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

IIRC, wasn't the '63 Ford part of this group also? I had one of those too at one time or another.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

Both the '65 Grand Prix and the Bonneville were part of that group also now that I remember.......

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

Thanks guys for your info on this subject . so far about eight cars?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:26 AM

A quick search on eBay (by the way even if you hate the place, and refuse to shop there, it's still your friend for stuff like this) turns up...

1955 M-B 300SL
1963 Ford Galaxie 500
1963 Avanti
1963 Corvette Convertible
1963 Impala SS
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Lincoln Continental
1969 Corvair
Silhouette Show Car

Edited by niteowl7710, 15 June 2012 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

Some great responses here. But you might get a lot more responses if you had a more descriptive thread title like
"AMT Prestige Series questions," instead of a blind one like this where we don't know what you're talking about. Just sayin'.

Edited by sjordan2, 15 June 2012 - 11:35 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

A quick search on eBay (by the way even if you hate the place, and refuse to shop there, it's still your friend for stuff like this) turns up...

1955 M-B 300SL
1963 Ford Galaxie 500
1963 Avanti
1963 Corvette Convertible
1963 Impala SS
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Lincoln Continental
1969 Corvair
Silhouette Show Car


Very good, sir! This is the complete list.

Edited by Junkman, 15 June 2012 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:43 PM

39-40 Ford Sedan.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

39-40 Ford Sedan.


It was part of the Millennium set of kits, and the 1940 was once a Trophy Series kit, and had a spot in the Cruisin' USA series, but was never a Prestige kit.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

Correct. No 40s kit was in that series.
The Oldest being the Benz 300 Gullwing

Also, the 63 Galaxie Sports Roof & 65 Lincoln were the first 2 kits in the series.
I have all kits in the series, though my Corvair is Not in that box!!

I have the 63 Impala, and both 65 Pontiac's started
(Plus another of both Pontiac's not started)
Silhouette Show Car, Avanti & Vette Roadster are not started either

Edited by Edsel-Dan, 15 June 2012 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

I don't know who made it but my Dad built the STP Turbine Car w/pen holder base back in the late '60's

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

A quick search on eBay (by the way even if you hate the place, and refuse to shop there, it's still your friend for stuff like this) turns up...

1955 M-B 300SL
1963 Ford Galaxie 500
1963 Avanti
1963 Corvette Convertible
1963 Impala SS
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Lincoln Continental
1969 Corvair
Silhouette Show Car


The '63 Vette convertible didn't include the pen holder/base. It came with the AMT drag strip accessories parts pack tree instead.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

I don't know who made it but my Dad built the STP Turbine Car w/pen holder base back in the late '60's

That was an MPC 1/20-scale kit. The pen holder base that was originally included with the STP Turbine is the same one that surfaced in the Prestige series in the 1980s.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for prompt reply Don

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:06 PM

That's the one!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:14 AM

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:36 AM

I built all of them back in the day except for the Silhouette....I remember some of them had a lot of flash and warping problems (LIncoln and Bonneville IIRC).