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MPC 1975 Corvette Roadster

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Started July 24, 2015 and finished yesterday, July 19th. Color is (I think) Tamiya TS-50 blue. Silver interior and a luggage rack from an AMT 70 Corvette. AMT RWL tires with the kit supplied factory rally wheels. Air cleaner is the custom unit from the Revell 64 Impala. This was a fun little kit to put together.

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A mystery big block, as 1975 Corvettes came from the factory with 350 small blocks!

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Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.

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Nice. I did the 1978 official pace car version, like yours, the hood doesn't fit where it meets the windshield. I think they're all like that.

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Does this kit still come with the metal springs for the front suspension?   this was the FIRST kit I ever built (or maybe the 74 Annual).   No paint, only glue - LOTS AND LOTS OF GLUE.   LOL.   I was 9?  

I stll have a soft spot for this kit.   Sorta like the glue softened plastic of my kit.  LOL

Yours is beautiful. 

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4 hours ago, randyc said:

Does this kit still come with the metal springs for the front suspension?   this was the FIRST kit I ever built (or maybe the 74 Annual).   No paint, only glue - LOTS AND LOTS OF GLUE.   LOL.   I was 9?  

I stll have a soft spot for this kit.   Sorta like the glue softened plastic of my kit.  LOL

Yours is beautiful. 

Thank you for the complements!  Yes, the original kit comes with the metal springs. NOT the new release kit with the same box cover. Here is the original kit.

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I was able to get a few of these original MPC kits from ebay for reasonable prices a few years ago. Don't know about now but I scored these which I need to build as well.

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1977

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1980

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1981

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1982

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Thanks for that blast.  I think it was the first kit pictured.  But that was 45 - 46 years ago.   I could be completely wrong.   I loved the annual kits as a kid.  Never built the stock version, though.  

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