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  1. A while back, probably 10yrs or so, my local hobbt shop had a contest featuring the AMT Corvair. The idea was to build this kit but not in stock form. It had to be heavily modified. I already had the kit and it was painted ( Testors Laquer Aztec Gold with Wet look clear) so I had to buy another kit. After the contest was over several of my fellow modellers donated the remains of their kits to me. I recently pulled the box out to finish the gold Corvair and discovered enough parts to do the Yenko Stinger. Ebay provided me a set of Cady decals and I was on my way. I wound up finishing both kits at once since it saved time and all the Stinger needed was a coat of Tamiya TS26 white. I even had enough parts to do the Stage IV engine for display. Below are the pics and comments underneath with more details. The original build from 2011. Rear view show the crisp styling which was unique in the 60's. I chose to replace the stock wheels with wire wheel covers found in the spare parts. The wire wheel covers were an option and were supposed to make the car more sporty looking. I just liked them. The Yenko Stinger completed. I used the kit custom wheels and tires for this. Note the sail panel with the stinger decal. This was added on the real car to re-inforce the roof. Rear view shows the different engine cover with its added spoiler. Some of the reference showed the exhaust tips exit through the rear bodywork. Others showed it as I have. Exhaust tips are chrome tubing cut from a radio antenna. Both cars have poseable steering. When this was done I was able to lower the front stance a little. Bothe cars together. Note how the different size tires make the cars so unique. The gold car has the standard 140hp engine while the Stage II has the 190hp version. The 240hp Stage IV engine. Just for fun I used all the chrome parts I could. Engine stand is scratchbuilt. Couldn't resist adding the custom Corvair I built for the contest.
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