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Oldcarfan27

Name those parts #3

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Anybody know where these are from?

I got these parts from ewetwo, but I have no idea where they could have come from.

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They look like they're from a poorly scaled 59 Pontiac. I figure approximately 1/20 to 1/16 scale, judging by the 1/25 scale wheel I put next to them. I looked up ITC, Ideal Plastics, Premier and even Palmer, and I couldn't find anything. I even looked up 59 Pontiac toy, no luck there either.

Any ideas where these are from?

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Someone else posted pics of parts from the same kit not long ago.  It's an Aurora kit, the Fireball Pontiac.  Lame imitation of an AMT customizing kit, multiple piece body, awful proportions.  Never reissued, and justifiably so....

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Looks like you're right. I looked it up online, that thing is hideous! Somebody from Palmer must have worked there then😁. Thanks Mark.

I know why they called it "Fireball", a little subliminal selling point, perhaps? It was either that or "Firecracker "

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Wow!

Now that is without doubt a complete waste of perfectly good plastic!!

 

Steve

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And yet it's not much worse than many of the real 1958-60 cars!:blink:

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On 5/22/2018 at 11:18 AM, Snake45 said:

And yet it's not much worse than many of the real 1958-60 cars!:blink:

Oooo!

That's a low blow Snake!!

 

Steve

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