Got them all way back then in the 70s & 80s, not the best but pretty easy to get together, that's what I thought back then AMT launched the 1/16 series back in 1976-77 (55 & 57 Chevies), 1978 (55 & 57 Thunderbirds), Mustang cpe was the last in 1979 (very bad front A arms! + read that a convertible was also planned back then but AMT was in bad financial situation :MATCHBOX takeover era), the 1/16 series was to compete with MPC & Revell 1/16 car kits. AMT choose to make those kits pretty basic, to get a bigger chunk of the younger modeler market, compared to MPC or Revell, the parts count was a bit lower & the level of detail & accuracy passable but not terrible for such large scale car kits: FRONT metal axle for front wheels!!!! (no steerable front wheels?) opening doors yes but not fitting perfectly, no opening trunks? (except for nomads kits), HUGE sparkplugs /hoses vinyl wiring, not the best compared to other 1/16 scale, but the subjects (classic darling cars) were very well chosen, 2 in 1 for all kits included factory stock or typical "70s street machine" optional parts: mags, engine parts,,etc. the series continued in the 80s under Matchbox & later ERTL takeover. In the 90s many kits were discontinued but a few like the 57 Chevy Convertible, the 64 Mustang & the 55 nomad (reissued in original 70s boxart in limited edition back in 1995/96), made it thru the 90s.
Very nice! beautiful work, of a rare subject. Indeed reminds me of the rare OTAKI 1/12th SLC Rally Safari version. Always wondered how the rally drivers handled those huge german (long wheelbase) coupes on African rally roads...240Z, 911, or Stratos of the same era surely easier to pilot than an SLC!
Fast lil' buildup im doing right now|:1977 Monte Low snap kit, pretty nice looking for such a basic snapper, LIKE the looks im getting for now. Shaved door handles/ scripts, Fresh Testors MM Honduras Maroon + BMF + clear coats that will be glass smooth polished in a few weeks, when im back on my workbench barely find time to finish a snap kit: