As most of you, I'm a 58 Plymouth fan 'till I first saw the movie back in the day. It became my favorite US car, and I learn a lot about it as in this period, you only saw 57 Chevy and 59 Cadillac on car mag. I finally could buy a resin copy of it from Modelhaus years ago which I built as a Christine copy, even find a real one ( a wagon ) here in France which quite unusual in my country. And I was a very happy guy when I learned that AMT made a kit out of this car. WHen first receive, I didn't notice the wrong body proportion, just the curious side molding movement. Anyway I was so happy that a manufacturer decide to do it that I bought a lot and built different version.
So what to say about the new box ?? Well I'll bought one for my collection, and I'm happy of it because the "older" Belvedere kit starts to cost a bit of money on Ebay. I think I could live with the body issue.
Another mistake nobody talks about here is the wrong engine combination : AMT molded a big block engine ( let's say a 350 for 58 ) with a small block Polyhead intake manifold and single carb. Check out the water pump molding and you'll recognize the unique "round" design of the BB Mopar part.
Now if somebody could mold a Polyhead V8 in resin, I would buy a lot as it was installed in lot's of Mopar.
They also forget to mold the "Plymouth" letters on the rear trunk.....ANd the interior combination isn't really a Belvedere design, not even a Fury design, well, I didn't know were they find their 1/1 references.
Anyway, even with all these mistakes, I still like the kit , I must be some kind of crazy, or a 50ies Mopar addicted
Here is a Savoy version I built years ago with a Flathead six and auto trans :
Far from perfect but I still like it anyway.....
Edited by mangodart, 03 February 2013 - 09:27 PM.