I will probably be doing the road racer if I get this kit. May need some conversion work, but will be a good kit otherwise.
Same thought here (big surprise, right?). It shouldn't take too much doing - a few parts will have to be sourced and fabricated, but the kit contains the decals for the restored road racer already. Looks like the most challenging issues will be the big scoop on the engine cover and the headers.
it looks like kind of a kool kit, with some kool features, but the problem to me is the same now as in 1966: its just plain butt ugly and smacks of desperate desire to be "European" with design clichés lifted from here there and everywhere, that just succeeds in making it look very awkward and uncomfortable.
Well yes, I'll admit it's a bit oddball (maybe that's part of the appeal for me), but as is often the case "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". And it's Corvair powered!
I built the drag car when it was new, but for some reason I wasn't even aware of the "stock" version until just a few years ago. Then I started thinking it would be a cool kit to have - but not at the prices it was commanding. So once again, nice to have it back!
Thanks for the review. Tim. I picked one up today - got the last one they had for now - and haven't even had time to crack the shrink wrap yet. Seems like there's a good deal of interest in this kit, which I guess makes sense given it's long time unavailability. Glad they did it right.