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71 buick centurion or electra 225

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  • Member since
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  • From: flushing NY
71 buick centurion or electra 225
Posted by montelsc on Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:44 PM

Has anyone ever made these 2 cruisers?? Would love to have those

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, October 25, 2015 4:03 PM

Not that I'm aware of.

Closest thing that I know of is the AMT '70 Wildcat.

 

Steve

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    October 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:10 AM

Hmmm;

 I think -Don't quote me now , That Johan did a 4dr Buick  Electra-225 for 1972 .

gjgeracci
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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:00 AM

I don't think so I have a 1972 Chevy impala but its a amt promo car Johan had some late 50's Buick promo cars but that was in the mid 1970's

Nick.

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:58 PM

As far as I know, Johan never did any Buick kits.

AMT had the Buick rights and I believe the last Buicks were the Wildcat done in '70.

 

Steve

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:51 PM

The promo cars were already built and painted its what the car dealers gave their customers way back when. jo-han just had a collection in the early 70's they would sell. well any way its all history now.

Nick.

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    June 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2:51 PM

Post WW II , New cars wrre hard to come by as Auto makers Ramped up . The Pent Up Demand kept shortages for colse to ten years . As a Promotional Item , replicas in scale were a Sales tool for 1:1 Cars .

   AMT , PMC were first . JoHan was a Mid '50's new entery Mopdel car Maker . . In the day , these were done by contract . JoHan never have the Buick rights . JoHan was trhe first to provide actual replicas of the Wheel Covers . By the late '60's , John Hanniel was close to retirement . furthermore in ill health IIRC . early in the '70's , he quit the business . The '68 / '69  AMC Javelin were sold in AMT Boxes along with a couple of others . The '72 Torino was one of the last JoHan kits . The '71 & '72 AMC AMX Javelin kits were JoHan kits .

     During the late '70's & early '80's , John Seville did produce JoHan kits from some remaining dies . He bought all of the rights and Tooling . Under his time , the AMC AMX Javelin Kits were ere-released . An update with the '73/'74 Taillight panel and lights wetre thrown onto the mix . The Box Code spelled out which MY was in thwe Kit .

   The late '80' and early '90's , Seville sold out to ...... there is more history to share ... A Possiblity of existing are some JoHan kits reintroduced as the '59 Rambler Wagon is available currently . Thanx ..

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