Sort of a blend between a diecast and a model. The body is prepainted and decorated. The interior and chassis and engine are like a typical model. The nice thing is it was a very fast build. The 68 ten spoke wheels are incorrect for a 67 and the body is stock Shelby instead of having the modified Eleanor body kit. Nonetheless less it was a fun build and looks cool.
Not sure when these were last sold but with HRM's engine kit, the release of MKI's by Fujumi and the Lemans Miniatures and CMA kits, KA models probably saw there were alternatives and could not longer sell many. Nonetheless I would not mind if someone "cloned" the this transkit and sold them again.
I'll admit the IMCM is an impressive collection with all the models, parts packs and literature and paints, etc. Stepping outside of my modelers shoes for a minute I'll have to admit that at age 57 I would not have a clue who these builders are. While the early days of modeling are important to many, I'd guess most modelers under 50 may not "get it." There seems to be so much more available these days in the choice of kits and no lack of very skilled modelers. I'll go out on a limb and guess there isn't a similar museum for the early days for planes, armor and ships but no doubt if there was it would be sponsored by IPMS. I just wonder about the long term interest of a limited subject matter. If you go to the Rock and Roll hall of fame it isn't just about the 1950's and 1960's. Since there have been and there still are a lot of model car manufacturers, it would be akin to Ford, GM and Chrysler having a joint museum. Until the day when there is a joint effort between the manufacturers, magazines, and hobbyists for a more broad endeavor, keep on building and attending NNL shows and posting here. Maybe a virtual museum will get things rolling but it a way it is what exists not on this website now if you think about it. Perhaps the long term answer is a tie in to a full size car museum otherwise all these great models we have built are just going to end up on EBay going to the highest bidder.
Are there more stock muscle cars and race cars? It seems like 90% of the models are street rods, customs, trucks and drag cars. A tv/movie car section (Barris) would seem logical. Where's the Batmobile?? IMHO a broader appeal might be the way to go to generate more interest.
Sounds nice like you have a "squished" disc in your spine. Surgery make be able to diminish the constant pain but I've dealt with Sciatica for ten years and have learned what helps and what aggravated it. Don't rush into treatment - try a chiropractor before you go under the knife. Good luck. The MRI did not freak me out - I just closed my eyes and thought about model cars ;-)