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  1. I had the 55 hardtop but the roof piece was non usable and the body had started to bend like a banana. Yellow plastic(acetate). Bought from eBay in their golden years it was fairly cheap including postage to the UK , I sold it on around 12 years ago for £25 and thought I got a reasonable price for it. Sorry no pics.
  2. Sorry for a late reply but moved house recently and pending some internal renovations, so no models out of boxes at the moment. I love seeing 60s as though they may not be as popular as the 59 model year the 1960 is so much cleaner a design. I am also working on a 1960 Flat top using the Monogram/modelhaus body and an Olds flat top roof the Modelhaus used to put out as that is the real car I had 30+ years ago. Here is a prototype build using the Gunze Sango 1/32and a Coupe version also Gunze. Cheers, J
  3. I have 'Legs' going through my head now. A really nice finish to this, thanks for showing.
  4. WoW a 1960 😍. A beautiful model, I never realised this pink was in the catalogue, is it metallic? I have this model in my collection. Bought as a built kit it is finished in a most professional way as if built as a shop display and was wondering if this was ever so? My wife bought me the 1959 version, a mint kit from eBay a few years back but I had to promised to build it. Completing this trio I have also a re-pop of the Exel 1958 Sixty Special, this is my favourite year Cadillac and the Special comes out tops. Modelhaus produced a 1960 coupe as you may know but this has the same poorly shaped hood as the Revell-Mono, I mention this as I had a real 1960 to compare with though most modellers appear happy with the Revell Mono moulding of this piece, the JoHan is so much nearer the mark, and also the Franklin Mint die cast. It just about gets away with the rear deck shortening. Mine is a dark turquoise green, not a brushwork on it, the silver being painted perfectly. A great build, thanks for showing.
  5. Amazing to see this shape, not as popular as the coupes or convertibles. The other 4 door style has a slightly taller roof style but only the old Johan's have that. Have to say the 1960 is my favourite year, check my avatar, that is a flat top sedan. Years ago I built a replica of it from the Gunze Sango 1/32 kit. It was available before Monogram's pink convertible I believe and the only thin available other than the Johan at the time.
  6. That is a beautiful model in my favourite colour for almost any car. Looks like it goes together well. I sat in one of these cars, it was for sale and previously belonged to the Italian actress Silvana Mangano. I wanted to buy it but did not have the money, £5000, so that was as far as I got. No camera phones in the early 1990s so just memories of a green Goddess.
  7. I guess the company(Monogram?) Thought 'There are some people out there who will buy another Red Baron just to have the latest packaging' Who cares if it never gets built, thats another few $$$ in the bank, Oh yes and there is a limited edition of 40,000 I did have every Li'l Coffin issue in every box at one time but I really liked the old artwork , though I built the modern issues somehow the boxes are still hanging around even though they are just to boring to be bothered. My favourite box was the Mattel era full artwork haunted House box.
  8. Hoping I am not hi jacking here, but here is my Continental. If I remember I cut the dash away behind the screen to hold the shape of the 'Glass'. The glass is not Evergreen clear but just .2mm clear plastic. It does cloud up using Super glue to fix but that can polish out
  9. Good old Wikipedia. Thanks for that, and the house of names, interesting because I gave up looking after two pages of references to car chases, directors and soundtracks etc. Appears the Bullitt's died out around 1957, leaving poor old Frank to carry on the name
  10. Yes fair enough but does/has any person living or dead ever had the name Bullitt, i.e Peter Bullitt, Geoffrey Bullitt etc. It seems a weird name that I cannot find any reference to, no obituary's etc.
  11. I have got to ask as apart from the movie I cannot find any reference to any person named Bullitt. So, it it a real name or something made up like many of Charles Dickens characters. Great kit going on here, there is another being built only a key stroke away
  12. Here's a great link for 1970s era Funny's http://www.70sfunnycars.com/FunnyCars4.html
  13. Go Gill Man Go! Really neat idea, he guested on the Munsters as a distant relative I believe
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