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AMT Silhouette Custom Show Car with Trailer Kit Review

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Hi,

Wow super awesome review and kit!

I love AMT!

I may pick this up.

PS I found an article stating the race car version can be built but didn't seem to mention all his custom mods, only a few small ones.

http://hotrodbunny.com/blog/

It's about 1/3 way down.

This thing looks hot!

 

 

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Edited by aurfalien

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Thanks for the great review, looks like a winner. All it's lacking is a Lloyd Bridges figure ....;)

Edited by Pete L.

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A Wonderful World of Wheels reference, Awesome. I saw that in an elementary school assembly, I remember getting a stern look after yelling "HEY IT'S THE SILHOUETTE !" Still love this car.

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I'm gonna get one just to see what I can make out of it. I kinda dig that racer thing above.

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Those Silhouette custom front fenders came in real handy when I built this many years ago......... :P

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I built this way back in the early '90's-------long before kits started to show up. My favorite cartoon of the '60's and when I first saw those fenders in my Silhouette kit, the idea for a Mach 5 immediately came to mind! ;)

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Those Silhouette custom front fenders came in real handy when I built this many years ago......... :P

... My favorite cartoon of the '60's and when I first saw those fenders in my Silhouette kit, the idea for a Mach 5 immediately came to mind! ;)

Nice job, Mr. Obsessive. I like your version a lot more than most I've seen. With just a tad less pronounced nose, it would look right at home as one of the early "specials" that would show up in SCCA road racing back in the dim recesses of time. Hmmmmm.....

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I think it was in Rod & Customs Models were they did a sketchpad using the race parts to create a SCCA type special. Was pretty cool looking at least to me since I was more into SCCA then customs. Riverside and Cal Club forever!

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It was one of my favorite Hot Wheels car. Glad to see it again in re-release.

I'm building tributes to all the original Sweet 16 1968 release cars. Recently finished the Silhouette in purple, I did some body mods to the front fenders to make it a Hot Wheel, I kinda think it does look good with the flared fenders.

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The Hot Wheel

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Had some body mods to make it a Hot Wheel

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Now I LIKE that!! 

I had one of those too as a kid, and in fact I remember having all 16 1968 release Hot Wheels. Especially by that Christmas when I got my first set (Supercharger Sprint Set??) is when I believe I had all 16.

Seeing that really brings back some memories! B)

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Ah!  I wish I had not watched that!  You did an EXCELLENT review. When the re-release came out, I thought to myself ... nah, don't need that.  But now that I've watched your review - those decals and tires! :)  What a beauty!  And what a well done review!!  Thanks!

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Thanks for a wonderful review Chris.

Ah!  I wish I had not watched that!  You did an EXCELLENT review. When the re-release came out, I thought to myself ... nah, don't need that.  But now that I've watched your review - those decals and tires! :)  What a beauty!  And what a well done review!!  Thanks!

Thanks for the nice words guys, as always, much appreciated.

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