AMT Cal Drag Combo

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I just picked up this kit in a collection I purchased, I can't seem to find any info on it anywhere. Does any one know any thing about it. I have been building and collecting kits for over 40 years and I have never seen it before. The kit is complete only some damage to the decals.

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I believe that's a pretty rare kit.

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Cool, Ive seen a lot of the combo kits,...but never that one.

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Man ... oh man....I'm drooling and jealous.

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There your a couple of this sets in I believe early 60`s or late 60`s. There was a chevy team with a 63 Nova wagon with a chevy 2 on trailer this one there your also a couple with speed boats. I seen this kit go for 400 bucks or more I have a couple in my collection but they have them from when I was a kid so I didn`t pay the big bucks great find.

John Pol

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Fellas,

Now you talk about a candidate for a reissue ? A Ford vs. Chevy Match Race series...How about throwin' a Dodge/Plymouth team in there ? A '67 Charger tow car w/trailer and a rear engined 'cuda drag car maybe ?

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Fellas,

Now you talk about a candidate for a reissue ? A Ford vs. Chevy Match Race series...How about throwin' a Dodge/Plymouth team in there ? A '67 Charger tow car w/trailer and a rear engined 'cuda drag car maybe ?

I sense shades of an R & C Super Stock article , circa 1963..........................

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Most of the racing team sets were issued in '67 and '68, including that one. Not many department stores carried the sets because of the higher price. A lot of the ones I have seen on eBay have been messed with (cars or trailer replaced with later issue items) but this one appears to be all original. The decal sheet in this one is unique. Sometimes one or both of the cars in a set were available as individual kits alongside the set. In those cases, the set usually had the sheet from one of the separate kits. Good score!

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1968 was a great year for box art - and the "drag" series was no exception. That is a valuable kit and rare to see in that condition! Nice find.

Interesting they include the "promo" style '64 Galaxie.

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Expensive. Very Expen$ive.

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Man ... oh man....I'm drooling and jealous.

Me too. That is seriously cool.

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Man, I had that Chevy II combo, probably right when it came out. It so impressed me that it literally has been in some dreams I have had.

Bob

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Have never seen any of those combos, but wouldn't mind any of them in my collection. Especially the Galaxy and Falcon kit.

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I have seen the Chevelle/Impala and Nova/Nova wagon combo before. But, have never seen the Galaxie/Falcon combo before! I'll usually build anything regardless of age/rarity. But, even I couldn't bring myself to build that kit. That is one great score! These would be some cool kits for Round2 to reissue! The Impala/Chevelle combo would sell like hot cakes!

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I sense shades of an R & C Super Stock article , circa 1963..........................

I guess my 60's symptoms still linger...thank goodness !!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Edited by Pete L.

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Another great combo kit was the(Ford Modified team set)--early 70s Ford pickup--car trailer--early Ford dirt track car.

Aquarod Boat race team--Chevy van--drag/speed boat and trailer.

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I had the Impala/Chevelle and the Aquarod/Chevy van kits when they first came out. :( "sigh..."

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A few of these kits had been reissued in past years (seperatly), so possible to recreate most of the original combos, not all ('63 Nova Wagon) but many, most of them would/are still available, "Fang Tang" team one of my favorite combos, both the '68 Shelby & '69 Galaxie available now or not so long ago.

As already mention, Round2 should seriously think about reissuing those racing combos in original '67 to '69 AMT racing combo boxes, (including the 70's Chevy Van & Ford PU race combo ones) would be hot sellers for sure.

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I sure wish the chevelle version would resurface .

I've been after one of them for some time and I can't bring myself to pay the money that one brings

Edited by gtx6970

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I believe there was also a combo with a 53/56 Ford pick up with a trailer and an AC Cobra.

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I believe there was also a combo with a 53/56 Ford pick up with a trailer and an AC Cobra.

That's interesting. That was probably the basis for the "Diamond in the Rough " combination kit that featured the quad axle trailer from the 60 Chevrolet Apachie , the 53 Ford F-100 and of course the mangled Ford in the 80's ......................

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theres the combo of pulling funnycar and f800 flatbed hauler. too

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It would be great if we could buy these again.

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Seen at Lower Left Coast NNL a couple of weeks ago

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Here's another one in the series...

Edited by Nitro Neil

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