Jump to content


Kit historians, what's the difference between these kits?


  • You cannot reply to this topic
8 replies to this topic

#1 Monty

Monty

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,606 posts
  • Location:Dallas Texas
  • Full Name:Monty

Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

I had this kit as a kid & loved it, but I've never seen another one since with the exception of the occasional ebay listing.  AMT included a real grille, front and rear bumpers and tail lights.  This has been my Holy Grail kit for decades.

186270-12135.jpg?nr=t341-225&company=amt

 

AMT also issued this kit, which I've never seen apart from ebay listings.  IIRC, AMT issued these kits  the same basic P/N but one has a 3 or 4 character extension.  The box art indicates that this one may not have the front bumper or grille, among other things (decals?)   Anyone know anything about these kits? 

 

AMT%20%20T341.jpg



#2 Art Anderson

Art Anderson

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,065 posts

Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:45 AM

Could it be that the kit had optional noses in it?  Either that, or AMT tooled up the smoother nose as an insert into the tooling for that second release.

 

Art



#3 The Creative Explorer

The Creative Explorer

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,521 posts
  • Location:Netherlands
  • Full Name:Erik

Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

With a tiny bit googleing;

 

$(KGrHqF,!nsFIIJs9!b0BSKNv1RH9Q~~60_1.JP

 

$T2eC16J,!)gFIbeSCNZNBSKNwMK4EQ~~60_1.JP

 

It seems you would be good to go with this kit.


Edited by The Creative Explorer, 10 October 2013 - 08:52 AM.


#4 JS23U

JS23U

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Location:Germany
  • Full Name:Jens Kriete

Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:36 AM

Are you sure that the box and the contents belong together? The box shows a 1970 car, the model is a (long nose) 69 car. I'd say the model is from a different kit. As I heard it both versions of the "Mach Won" were identical except for boxes. Maybe some small differences but nothing big. Also, the body of the Mach Won was more or less stock.

 

Edit: At least one ot the Mach Wons was molded in yellow.


Edited by JS23U, 11 October 2013 - 12:37 AM.


#5 o-man

o-man

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,487 posts
  • Location:Durham, NC
  • Full Name:Oscar White

Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:33 AM

http://public.fotki....unnycar004.html

 

One part of instruction sheet showing nose.



#6 ss2000

ss2000

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Location:Pa
  • Full Name:Joe Starry

Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

there's 1 of the red car on box on eBay now. Pic of side of box says multiple front end options. Also looks like a stock body.



#7 Luc Janssens

Luc Janssens

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 732 posts
  • Location:Belgium

Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

can't answer, but just love the art of the top box.



#8 Monty

Monty

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,606 posts
  • Location:Dallas Texas
  • Full Name:Monty

Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

can't answer, but just love the art of the top box.

Me too!  That may be my all-time favorite AMT box art.  If the store would've had more than one of those kits, I would've found a way to get them all. 



#9 Mark

Mark

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 524 posts
  • Location:Amherst (Buffalo), NY

Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

They're the same kit.  The blanked-out grille piece was also in the '70 annual kit, which is where the body came from.