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johan 1973 oldsmobile custom cruiser? real or fake?

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  • Member since
    November, 2006
  • From: central wisconsin
johan 1973 oldsmobile custom cruiser? real or fake?
Posted by railroad on Sunday, March 20, 2016 4:57 AM

i found this while searching the web. does anyone know if this is an actual johan kit or is this a photo chopped box art. i didn't think any kitted an actual mid -70's olds wagon, but i could be wrong. i don't know everything after all. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Randy
  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Tampa Bay area
Posted by djaustinj on Sunday, March 20, 2016 11:10 AM

This is one of a series of "fantasy" kit boxes created several years ago. They were all based on the kit manufacture who would have been most likely to produce the kit. I have just disapointed hundreds of Demolition Derby modelers everywhere.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2006
  • From: central wisconsin
Posted by railroad on Sunday, March 20, 2016 11:47 AM

djaustinj

This is one of a series of "fantasy" kit boxes created several years ago. They were all based on the kit manufacture who would have been most likely to produce the kit. I have just disapointed hundreds of Demolition Derby modelers everywhere.

 

 

thanks for the reply. you didn't upset me, but my older brother will be disappointed as he was an avid derby guy and now builds 1/25 replicas of his old derby cars.Sigh thanks for the info.

Randy
  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Friday, March 25, 2016 9:56 AM

SAE used to have an Annual April Fools Day spoof . Is this possibly one of these ?   Thanx ..

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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, April 07, 2016 9:00 AM

Yeah !

 I would've loved a kit of My Chrysler New Yorker Nine passenger wagon .Whatta Tank .Made over seventeen races before she was toast ! Sure was fun toasting her though !  O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Friday, April 08, 2016 4:18 AM

If somthing like that was made id already have 2 of them   Sad

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, April 10, 2016 8:24 PM

In recent years , a 1/24 Scale Dodge Wagon Die Cast was available . Once the Grille (Headlamps) are removed , it is now a Chrysler Wagon . Check Die Cast sites for this one OCG . What a challenge to convert a Die Cast to Demo Car .   RSVP .. Thanx ...

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn57/hawk548/MoPars/77%20Chrysler%20TampC%20r_zpsit32sx9x.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn57/hawk548/MoPars/77%20Chrysler%20TampC%20r_zpsit32sx9x.jpg

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http://s301.photobucket.com/user/hawk548/media/MoPars/77%20Chrysler%20TampC%20f_zpsecmfy5uj.jpg.html

http://s301.photobucket.com/user/hawk548/media/MoPars/77%20Chrysler%20TampC%20r_zpsit32sx9x.jpg.html

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http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn57/hawk548/MoPars/77%20Chrysler%20TampC%20f_zpsecmfy5uj.jpg

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn57/hawk548/MoPars/77%20Chrysler%20TampC%20r_zpsit32sx9x.jpg

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    February, 2017
Posted by dons3418 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:39 PM

hi, i dont think its fake. there is one on ebay now . ending on feb. 9, 2017.

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:07 PM

I've been buildin' model cars since the late 50's, that JoHan Olds Cruiser is a fake!

High octane

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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, February 04, 2017 3:27 PM

There are "two" on ebay, one is a poor resin built-up and the other is a paper model.  Neither one is a JoHan kit.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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    August, 2014
Posted by trainwreck on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:58 PM

If I saw one of these I'd probably shoot it just to put it out of its misery. Trainwreck.

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