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MPC 69 Charger...... What am I missing here?


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It's a much earlier issue, before the body got sliced and diced for the NASCAR Daytona versions, and cobbled somewhat back to stock to churn out millions of General Lee kits.

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The original MPC '68-'69 Chargers were pretty nice, in fact IMHO they're a little better than the modern Revell kits in a couple areas. I still have the one I built in 1968 and cherish it. It's about due for a restoration. 

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Again, the $500.00 is obviously collectors price for someone that wants an original to grace his shelf.

That kit will never be built, guaranteed.

There are better, or at least equal and much cheaper options for someone who actually builds models. 🙄

 

 

 

Steve

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Well, 5 clams supposedly buys a sealed original annual kit from 1969.

But...

Judging by the wear on the corners of the box and the freshness of the shrink, I'm suspicious. Why is this 50 year old plastic so clean and defect free?

I wouldn't give a plum nickel on this possible scam!!

Remember, there is also an Ebay seller that also sells vintage, mint, empty boxes.

Me thinks one sale leads to another. 

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7 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Well, 5 clams supposedly buys a sealed original annual kit from 1969.

But...

Judging by the wear on the corners of the box and the freshness of the shrink, I'm suspicious. Why is this 50 year old plastic so clean and defect free?

I wouldn't give a plum nickel on this possible scam!!

Remember, there is also an Ebay seller that also sells vintage, mint, empty boxes.

Me thinks one sale leads to another. 

   Great point, never thought of that....

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No way would I buy a so called factory sealed kit online unless it was dirt cheap

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23 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

No way would I buy a so called factory sealed kit online unless it was dirt cheap

I agree.

But then again, I plan on building them, so I wanna see what's in the box.

 

I guess if you're a collector, you'll never be the wiser if there's an AMT '49 Mercury inside. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

Steve 

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11 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

I agree.

But then again, I plan on building them, so I wanna see what's in the box.

 

I guess if you're a collector, you'll never be the wiser if there's an AMT '49 Mercury inside. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

Steve 

Good point Steve.   Would the tires cause body and window damage back then?

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Don't think of this as a kit that will be built, as that is highly unlikely.  Instead, think of it as a collectible item associated with 1969 Dodge Chargers.  The buyer probably already has one or more 1:1 cars, a bunch of factory accessories (either on the car, in original boxes, or both), every dealer brochure and book you can imagine, and promos in every color.  An unassembled kit would fit right into the collection.

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