I'd love to see an out of the box review of this. I've never owned or seen kit beyond the outside of the box. I own a stock AMT '75 Matador. One of those cars a lot of people thought were ugly, that I've always liked.
Thanks Casey. Again I love these type of reviews. I'm not sure what to think about this kit? I like the price. I hate the two piece tires. Beyond that? It would be a better kit if it could be built stock. The custom front end looks like a frog to me. I also think it would look better built as a wagon, rather than a sedan delivery. I like the Pacer wagon. I'm trying to remember if MPC offered one at the time or not? I'm pretty sure they made a promo. Looking at the parts you've posted, and thinking about the resent MPC Pacer I built last year. I would say that MPC kit is superior. The late 70's were not a good time for AMT designed kits. Now the big question. When are you going to build it and post photos?
GM and others for years would not offer air conditioning with engines with solid lifters. Solid lifter engines could spin higher RPMs than cars with hydraulic lifters. Enough to easily spin belts off of compressors. This is the same reason Chrysler would not offer air with their Hemi back in the 60's.
Thanks Kurt. Even if I'm not to interested in the kit, I love see these reviews showing the contents of the kits. As I've noted before, "a picture is worth a thousand words." So these type of reviews are great. I hope people keep on doing more of these.
The Revell '63 snap Corvette are great kits. But, they represent non fuel injected models with a Powerglide and air conditioning. Don't get me wrong, if I could go back to 1963 and order a real Corvette, I would have gone for the air conditioning at least. Making it impossible to order the fuel injection. I have one of the of Revell snap kit coupes. I also have the Revell '63 promo coupe and convertible that were released a couple of years ago. I love the Revell Vettes. But, I still also like the AMT kits. After all their model cars have engines, with the coveted fuel injection set up, a 4-speed and on their coupe for sure, aluminum wheels. Are the Revell '63 Corvettes better than AMT's? I can't say. I also love Revell's more full detailed '67 Vettes. My all time favorite Corvette is the '67 convertible. Followed by the '63 coupe. So I'm very lucky to have several different kits representing two of my favorite cars.