First pic is my wife's old car after what happened Friday 8-21. Was an '08 Hyundai Tucson 4x4. her son was driving and is OK. After a week of contemplating what my wife would consider as a replacement she kind of settled on a Honda CRV-EXL...used of course. Well, for what she was willing to spend and what she wanted as features that didn't pan out. So I suggested going back over to another car she kind of just glanced at in passing earlier in the lot. As it turns out she lost a Tucson for a newer Tucson...a fully loaded 2010 Tucson Limited. Pretty much just doesn't have heated mirrors and it's not a 4x4. Also, it has a few dings and scratches, but they will be taken care of this week per part of the deal.
If you go back to page 571 of this topic I posted a couple of pics. One is a closer look at the side panel of the box. As far as the production run, I have no idea what that was. Although, the red model seems to be the more plentiful of the red and silver models I've seen. All I can tell you about my cars is I believe all of them have 1970 Michigan plates #8199. I've never looked into the history of the contest either. The '70 GTO and "The Judge" is my favorite car and I have 40, 50, more(?) of the '70 alone in different scales(1/64, 1/25, & 1/18) in plastic and die-cast. So, I'm sorry I can't really answer your question(s). I should also note that when the contest was held, late '69(new model year), I wasn't born yet.
Thanks Mark. That's the last '70 GTO I'm going for. It's the best one of the lot and it came with the box which was the bonus for me. Now I can watch for some other Pontiac's and hopefully add to the family.
Well, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I got the latest promo in the mail today. Another '70 GTO. However, this one is the best one of the 5 I now have. Not a scratch on it and the chrome is perfect. I know in the picture the wheels look like the chrome is faded, but it's just a reflection from the red body. It also came with the original box that shows a little wear, but it's very sturdy for its age.
In my first car with three of my buddies. I was challenged to see how fast my '72 LeMans could go. Well...I buried the speedo past its mechanical ability. It just kept bouncing at 120mph. As fun as that was...it was also just as, or more, as dumb. Thinking back as to how worn out that car was and not exactly a gem mechanically. Guess we were all lucky nothing catastrophic happened.
I didn't want to highjack your post with a picture of mine. What I did to mine was sand the back side of the grilles to remove them, but saved the Pontiac emblem to reuse. I then used black window screen to simulate the larger openings.
The kit itself may be a disappointment, but your paint skills sure aren't. A fantastic mirror finish on the body. As everybody knows...if you're gonna paint a car black the bodywork had better be laser straight. You can't hide anything.
Sean- I actually don't have a model or parts for a '68 GTO. It's one of 3 years('68, '73, & '74) that is missing from my "1 of each year" collection...aside from the '04-'06 GTO's. Sorry I can't help you out. You can try and find the old Monogram kit, but unfortunately there are many incorrect parts to it. You can also try Modelhaus or other resin casters. I haven't gotten into casting...yet.
Well Mark, not to make you even more jealous, I just scored another '70 GTO promo today. It's near mint to mint condition(seller claims a 10 out of 10) AND it comes with the original box. From the pictures it is scratch free and very shiny with very good intact shiny chrome. I went over my(sort of) $50 limit, but not by much and worth it to me. So, that makes 5 of the '70 GTO's. I'll post a pic when it gets here.
I don't hide this stuff from my wife either. She was sitting not even 10ft away from me when I opened the FB package the other day. She'll even ask if I'm expecting any packages in the mail for the week so she'll keep an eye out for them or listen for a knock at the door. But like I said before I don't/won't pay the overly inflated prices for most of the promos out there. I actually haven't paid more than $50(less the shipping) for any of the promos I have. Right timing and lucky I guess.