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#81 Scuderia

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:46 AM

I would LOVE to get my hands on that Regal kit as well as a couple or 6 of the Revell CRX kits!!

 

I second this, every time I see those photos of the Cutlass I get so bummed. It seems like a no-brainer to me, so many would buy that Cutlass / pre-order it by the caseload. :(



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:52 AM

I haven't seen it on this thread, just a brief mention in the "missing Pocher" thread, but this is the Ferrari F50 as shown in the 1995 Pocher catalogue. There is some speculation as to why it was never produced, but the most common idea is that this prototype was stolen before the tooling was completed.

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#83 Luc Janssens

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:00 AM

Didn't Revell USA announce - maybe back in 06 - that it would produce a Bentley Continental GT?  That never materialized.

Nope RC2, leaning curve (or whatever they called themselves) who owned Amt/Ertl/Mpc/Polar Lights at the time announced it.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:03 PM

What about the lindberg l-700 with the flatbed of crushed cars that one never made production the crushed cars part of it I mean

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:40 AM

I am sure it was I saw one on a diorama in MPLS. done by the model club there back in the 70's.

 

 

Hey Junior,

 

You saw right!! One of our club members from way, way back by the name of Mark Doroff scratchbuilt the garbage truck and someone from AMT bought it off him to use as a display prototype for the kit. Too bad it never came to fruition!



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:16 AM

What about the lindberg l-700 with the flatbed of crushed cars that one never made production the crushed cars part of it I mean

 

Yes, it was never released. Steve Goldman explained it here: http://www.modelcars...c=4718&p=748786

 

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:34 PM

I want to say the Street Hawk motorcycle kit never made it through to production:
 
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I don't think the MPC 1-0450 "Hit Van"  :huh: was ever produced, even though it look like the "Stunt Van" with new decals:
 
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#88 tim boyd

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:13 AM

The 1967 Auto World catalog mentions the MPC Miller "91", as well as the MPC "Stilleto", a show car commissioned by Bob Larivee and built by Ron Gerstner.  The same catalog also mentions an AMT Porsche 911 in 1/25 scale. 

 

 

Mark...interesting info in your response about that AMT Porsche 911.  When I was doing commissioned work for AMT in the mid 1970's, I saw the 1/10th scale wooden buck for the 911 sitting on top of a desk in either the Engineering or Art Dept. I vaguely remember an explanation of a cancelled project.  Porsches at the time were of little interest to me so I didn't ask any further questions. 

 

In later years, I just presumed it was planned as a continuation of the Trophy Series lineup (300 SL, Avanti, Cobra et al), which would have put the intro sometime in 1966. but your quote above is the first definitive proof I've read that links it to that specific time period.  I think my earliest AW catalog is 67 1/2 or '68, so I just probably missed the 'announcement' by a few months. 

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:22 AM

The first "Ghost Kit" I remember is shown on all (I think) of the AMT annual kit instruction sheets from 1960... 1927 Ford T Roadster! Still waiting for the release on that one!

 

Me too, John!  TIM



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:31 AM

It was never released as you said earlier. Here's the story, 'bout halfway down the page:

 

http://www.bonedigge...zlo/wlazlo.html

 

The Bonediggers link didn't work for me (too bad, it was a great website) I remember hearing back in the day was that the 1/10th scale wood masters for the Garbage Truck body were under development just as AMT began a prolonged strike with the UAW who represented their Troy, Michigan work force.  While the factory was shut down, the HVAC was shut down, and the wood master in the engineering department warped in the humid Michigan late spring weather.   That combined with a less than stellar reception from the wholesale distribution channels served to kill the project. 

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:14 PM

 

The Bonediggers link didn't work for me

I got it to work.  No dates posted so I don't know how old some of the info is.

http://www.bonediggers.com/toc.html



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:41 PM

Sounds like this one didn't make the cut, much like the "Airplane" Mustang:

 

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http://www.3000toys....39#.Uq_Uw7s6QxA



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

Dave:

I'd love to see the test shots of the AM Taurus. I've heard of them for years but believed they were always wishful thinking.

Same here! 



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

Sounds like this one didn't make the cut, much like the "Airplane" Mustang:

 

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http://www.3000toys....39#.Uq_Uw7s6QxA

Just as well- this likely would have been little more than that dreadful F&F Camaro kit with different decals.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

"This was scheduled to be released in 2001, but for some reason Polar Lights pulled the plug. I don't think any ever hit the streets."

 

http://www.lastsumme...gon/list50.html

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

"This was scheduled to be released in 2001, but for some reason Polar Lights pulled the plug. I don't think any ever hit the streets."

 

http://www.lastsumme...gon/list50.html

 

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IIRC they were planning to do a 2005 Mustang ragtop too.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 12:57 AM

Would have been nice to have the IMC dodge cabover.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:47 AM

Testors 1/20 snap Peterbilt 362 cabover......................... that would have been cool to see! Never did get issued.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:55 AM

So many of these mentioned proposed kits would have been so cool. The three I would have bought in a heart beet are, Polar Light's '54 Corvette Nomad show car, AMT's '50 Studebaker, and IMC's Dodge L series cab over.

Speaking of the Polar Lights Corvette Nomad. I wish someone would do one of its companions, the '54 Corvette Corvair show car.

As far the JoHan's '69 Fury police car. The first Auto World catalog I ever got, and still have, shows a picture of this kit. I'm pretty sure it also appeared in '72 besides. That I'd have to check. I wonder what happened if you tried ordering one. Did they just send you JoHan's '68 instead?

And what happen to the MPC Stiletto show car? I remember buying vending machine trading cards of different custom cars in the late 1960's, early 70's. And I had the card with that car on it. And it did mention something on about MPC models owning or offering it as a kit. If that one ever hit the selves, I'm sure I would have gone for it. I still might today.

Ah... It's a shame. Not only were there those proposed models that were never offered, so they can never be reissued. But, how about the great kits where they messed with the tooling and we'll never see back? Sad.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:16 AM

AMT Ford C600 Gar-Wood garbage truck

 

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Now that would be SWEET...!!!!