George barris super van!

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I have the opportunity to buy a couple of the real old testors George barris super vans. Are these worth anything? Any interest?

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I built one WAY back When!!!

Are they worth it--

Depends on the price!!

They ARE rare!!

Chassis is almost Identical to the Little-Red Wagon A-100 Pickup!!

Since the actual Custom van was based on the twin Sister A-100 Van!!

Would I buy one/them

YES If I had the $$.

(As long as they were Not TOO Steep in price!!!!)

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Yes and yes. Depends of course on price.

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So are you buying them to trade them?

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Do you have any pictures Chris???

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I myself would be interested if they were reasonable/trade/complete and unbuilt...had one as a kid there pretty cool. Even the box art is cool. Id try to get them if it were me.

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I paid about $40 for mine but they had some issues .that is the low end for these kits. I think it's a unique kit worthy of a place in your collection and if you don't like the style you won't have a problem selling them on an auction site . But whatever you do do not try to watch the film of the same name in which the van starred. don't even watch clips you can't unsee it .

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They're in the original shrink wrap, but lots of dust on them haha, I was looking to buy and swap them for big rig stuff

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vans011.jpg

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Yea that's the kit. I can score two of them lol

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I believe it is the Second issue. And the one I also built.

IMC offered it earlier (mid-late 60's), but this is the one you will find

Wonder what happened to the tooling for it.

Why it was not re-issued by LIndberg or Testor's

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It looks some old on the box ill try and get pictures.. Ill go back to the flea market next weekend and maybe pick them up. There was also a old 1/20 revell-monogram van

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That is More a toy than kit.

Ford, but grill is Decal. I built the "Electronics" Rescue van issue

Van sits on a base with mechanical/electronic parts.

A motor driven Siren, with contacts to make roof lightbar flash.

Engine sounds too.

They also issued it as a Police van, and NFL van

Not sure if all or only some teams were included.

I think their might have been a Soccer Team van and a Pepsi version too

Not very detailed at all!!

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Hey Chris, what is the condition of the boxes? There was a vendor at the flea market in Sussex this past summer that had four or five of them but the boxes were all horribly mangled. One of the guys in my club picked one up and I'm kicking myself for not getting one as he suggested it would make a good tow vehicle for the Silhouette!

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The boxes weren't mangled just caked in dust, but ill take some pics maybe this weekend!!

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Depending on price, I may be interested in one. :)

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IMG_0174-vi.jpg

Do you think I need one of those to go in this row?

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Yes.

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