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1958 Imperial Southampton

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Hi guys,

Back with a new built : a 1958 Imperial from AMT, it starts life as a built and painted convertible I stripped and restored using an AMT chassis and engine to bring life to the underside. I used a roof from a 59 Imperial kit reissue, modifeid the engine intake and air filter box, open the hood, painted it with a real Chrysler red color.

Hope you'll like it !! ;)

 

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Oh man, great looking model. Excellent work.

Does anybody else cringe seeing the model laying on its side on that cement looking surface? 

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That's a beauty! Brings back memories for me. My first AMT kit was a 58 Imperial convertible back in 1958, when I was 9 years old! I still  have the grille and bumpers from it somewhere!

Sam

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Great job!I am thinking of putting a hardtop on my 58 Imperial as well.

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Thanks for saving this classic kit. You did a great job kitbashing in current parts to bring it back. I love those giant old cruisers that could probably hold 2-1/2 smart cars in the trunk. It looks huge as is but imagine all that Detroit iron wearing a continental kit on a three foot long rear bumper extension. I have seen that done. No fun to parallel park !

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If I had three wishes, one would be for all these old kits to be re-issued.

You really did this old kit justice.

A gorgeous looking build 👍

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Very well done. The chassis is a tremendous improvement. The paint and interior look great.   

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Emmanuel........she's a real beauty!  :wub:

Great adaptation of the 300's chassis and engine! I have the '59, and I'd like to attempt something like you did someday but make mine a '57. I missed out on the one that The Modelhaus offered. :(

 

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Nice job Emmanuel!

You surely don't see a lot of these '58s around anymore.

A nice addition to your collection.

 

Steve

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