The truism “More perfection - less fun” is true for 1:1 cars as well as for model kits.
I am always delighted when I have a reissued kit from the early days of styrene kits on my work-table. Opposite to the nowadays almost perfect Fujimi/Hasegawa/Tamiya shake-the-box kits they are still a challenge, and they have mostly unique subjects. If the finished model is presentable this is first of all the achievement of the modeler and not of the kit manufacturer’s engineers.
This said it is probably understandable that the following model is one of my favourites among more than 100 finished passenger car models that I still own.
It is a 1991 Matchbox re-release of Revell’s 1956 Austin Healey 100-6 first released in 1959.
My kit had the typical features of those early days: a multi-piece body, opening hood and boot lid, two-piece soft plastic tires, solid plastic “spoke” wheels. As I read recently: “This kit is not for the faint of heart”.
Nevertheless the overall quality of the kit is amazingly good if you consider its age. It really deserves to be reissued again and again . The latest reissue by Revell was in 2010 and it is still available at many hobby shops.
I started my kit immediately when the 1991 Matchbox re-release was available. I chose a typical and in my opinion the most attractive colour combination of the original car. I hope you agree.