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#1 TurboKitty

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:07 AM

I was watching "American Gangster" (the 2007 Denzel Washington movie), and at about 1 hr & 5 min into the movie there is a silver 2dr fastback, I know it's a Pontiac but I'm not sure what year or model. I thought it was a '67 Impala (because you see the roof first, the bottom part is blocked by another car). It's the part where the cop & his team are on the street and an orange BMW pulls up, a guy gets out of that and talks to another guy on the street, then leaves. The guy on the street then runs into the building and comes out with a bag, then runs across the street and gets into this car. The cops tail it for a little bit and then it parks. The grille is definitely a Pontiac grille (center divider with quad headlights, chrome, sort of like a '68-'69 GTO). The taillights were "L" shaped (but laid horizontally). I thought it was a Grand Prix but I'm not sure. I snapped a pic of it with my phone (sorry for the non HD quality):  Lastly, is there a kit of this? I love it!

 

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Edited by TurboKitty, 29 March 2013 - 07:09 AM.


#2 The70judgeman

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

Sounds like a '67-8 Catalina with the taillight description. But the front bumper looks like a '68. Not sure about a kit. AMT had a '65 Grand Prix and a '65 Catalina 2+2. Not the greatest kits. Here's a 2+2 I was restoring.IMG_3250.jpg


Edited by The70judgeman, 29 March 2013 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

Maybe a '68?

 

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I believe the '67 has a different nose treatment...

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

I think it is a 1968 Coupe .



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:32 AM

That's a '68. The quarter panel has the side marker lights, which were mandated to be standard starting with the 1968 model year.

 

There was a kit of it, but be prepared to pay big bucks for an original. It was a 1 year deal or an "annual" kit made by MPC. Decent buildups can be found on the 'Bay for a much more reasonable price.


Edited by MrObsessive, 29 March 2013 - 07:34 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

ok so it's a '68 Catalina? I did a quick search and this is definitely what the rear looked like:

 

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But at the same time, I came across this picture and this is a '68 Bonneville, are they the same car but just a different trim level? They look identical to me:

 

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Thanks for your help guys, now I have to hunt this kit down :D


Edited by TurboKitty, 29 March 2013 - 07:49 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:51 AM

The Bonneville sits on a longer wheelbase, and the rear quarters/trunk are longer. The car you first pictured definitely has the longer quarters and trunk so it's a Bonneville. MPC kitted the Bonneville.............I don't ever remember seeing a kit of the Catalina though.


Edited by MrObsessive, 29 March 2013 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

ok so this is the kit I need to save my pennies for?  Or is there possibly a resin kit available? I see there's one on ebay for a little over $60, no doubt it will go higher though. Thanks again guys, with the big '60s cars sometimes I have trouble identifying a few lesser seen specimens...

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:04 AM

Yup! That's the one! I don't know of one in resin, but the originals are worth getting if you want one bad enough. If that's the one that's on eBay, yeah...........it'll probably fetch more than $60. ;)



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:36 AM

According to the Internet Movie Cars Database, it's a 1970 Pontiac Catalina in the factory Sierra Yellow paint.

 

http://www.imcdb.org...alina-1970.html


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

Definitely not a '70. The wraparound front bumper is completely different and the '70 doesn't have that lower character line that sweeps into the rear wheel opening.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

I'm on board with Harry ... definitely NOT a '70 ... and I'm on board with the Bills ... definitely a '68 Bonneville.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

1968 Bonnie, as stated above.

 

$85-125 or so for a good condition (just don't get caught in any crazy eBay bidding wars), unbuilt kit.  $50-65 for a decent built up.  There is some global competition for these, so sometimes they sell higher is eBay seller is listing it globally.

 

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The cool thing about these kits is that they came with a lot of parts because they could be built as a mid-engine drag car too.

 

Here is the '67's instruction sheet showing the builds - which I am pretty sure was the same set up as the '68 (except the comsetic changes on the car).

 

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Edited by Erik Smith, 29 March 2013 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

Either way this is a kit that I don't have to have immediately, now that I know what to look for I'll no doubt get one eventually LOL.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:29 PM

Either way this is a kit that I don't have to have immediately, now that I know what to look for I'll no doubt get one eventually LOL.

 

Best way to do it.  Keep your eyes pealed for "buy-it-nows", sometimes sellers want money now and sell a little lower than normal...save a search in eBay and you can get updates whenever one is listed (in case you weren't aware of that feature).

 

Good luck!



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:05 AM

Definitely a '68...I have two of the '68 MPC Bonnevilles, one was mint until I stepped on it..the other is built but restorable.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

Yup! That's the one! I don't know of one in resin, but the originals are worth getting if you want one bad enough. If that's the one that's on eBay, yeah...........it'll probably fetch more than $60. ;)

 

Yes there is, or at least there was '68 Bonneville in Resin from R&R


Edited by khier, 30 March 2013 - 11:54 AM.