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List of X-EL re-issued promos?

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Can anyone here provide (or point me to) a complete list of Johan promos re-issued in the late 70s/80s under the X-EL name?

I bought a half dozen or so when they were new (and more since) but I'm continually hearing of others that I wasn't aware of.

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1955 Pontiac

1956 Pontiac

1956 Plymouth

1956 Oldsmobile

1956 Plymouth Taxi

1956 De Soto

1957 Oldsmobile

1958 Oldsmobile

1958 Cadillac

1959 Rambler Wagon

1959 Dodge

1959 Plymouth

1959 Chrysler

1959 De Soto

1959 Cadillac

1962 Studebaker Convertible

1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

1963 Chrysler Turbine Car

1966 Rambler Wagon

1968 Cadillac De Ville Hardtop

1968 Imperial Hardtop

1968 Chrysler Convertible

1969 AMC AMX

1970 Oldsmobile 442

1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1976 Cadillac Eldorado

Which one did I forget now?

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1955 Pontiac

1956 Pontiac

1956 Plymouth

1956 Oldsmobile

1956 Plymouth Taxi

1956 De Soto

1957 Oldsmobile

1958 Oldsmobile

1958 Cadillac

1959 Rambler Wagon

1959 Dodge

1959 Plymouth

1959 Chrysler

1959 De Soto

1959 Cadillac

1962 Studebaker Convertible

1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

1963 Chrysler Turbine Car

1966 Rambler Wagon

1968 Cadillac De Ville Hardtop

1968 Imperial Hardtop

1968 Chrysler Convertible

1969 AMC AMX

1970 Oldsmobile 442

1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1976 Cadillac Eldorado

Which one did I forget now?

They also reissued these:

1961 Dodge Phoenix two-door hardtop

1962 Studebaker Lark hardtop

1962 Rambler Classic 4-door sedan

1963 Oldsmobile Starfire hardtop

1968 Cadillac de Ville convertible

1968 Chrysler 300 hardtop

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Seems to me there was the '70 Plymouth GTX too, or am I imagining things again?

No not that one. Wish they did though!

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Thanks very much guys and there were a few surprises there.

When they were new you could easily miss the tiny adds in SAE. They seemed expensive at $22, usually with no interior and so-so paint, but they are excellent representations of otherwise ignored subjects. Without consciousIy collecting them I now have 12 models.

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They are anything but excellent representations and best relegated to the big historic model scrapheap.

It is a crying shame that the subjects are ignored by the model industry ever since. Each of them would be nice to have from a new tool.

Thanks god at least the Diecast guys have picked up on a few of them.

And yes, I'll happily trade away the few I have left.

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I also have to disagree, Christian, and stick with my "excellent representations" claim. Admittedly, some are better than others and the 50s cars are all let down by a slab-style chassis and no interior (Modelhaus can sell you some of the interiors) but the bodies are as good as, or better than anything produced since.

You mention the 68 Imperial, Steve. I have one and it's possibly the best of the bunch. Detailed one piece chassis, nicely done interior and the thing just looks right. The 66 Rambler wagon and 68 Chrysler convertible are are also up to this standard, although the wagon, like the Marlin kit, is more like 1.24th scale.

The Imperial isn't for sale and you maybe won't find one in rough shape - they're not old enough yet and they've been better treated by their owners than the original promos were. Check the ebay promo section often. Prices are all over the place and I got mine for $30 a year ago - some colours (mine is yellow) sell lower than others.

Christian, I'm certainly interested in trading - let me know what you have and what sort of thing you're interested in.

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