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Hasegawa ro re-release American 66 series of car kits

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  • Member since
    January, 2008
Hasegawa ro re-release American 66 series of car kits
Posted by 69moparuk on Friday, August 31, 2018 7:11 AM

Hi everyone,

Just noticed that some of the Japanese sellers are listing some of these kits as 'future release' They are the  cadillac coupe and Thunderbird.

There must be licensing issues as the caddy is listed as 'lowrider c' and the tbird as 'lowrider t'

Hopefully we will see the Chevy Impala, Pontiac Bonneville and buick Wildcat too.

Regards Jason

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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, September 01, 2018 5:58 AM

Only thing they are good for really is the bodies. Chassis are junk and interiors are generic.

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    June, 2017
Posted by SSNJim on Sunday, September 02, 2018 7:43 PM


Only thing they are good for really is the bodies. Chassis are junk and interiors are generic.


That's fine by me. I have the Thunderbird and Impala (which is in actuality a '65). Pretty much identical interiors and chassis, but they look great on the shelf. I'm thinking I want the Lowrider Type C.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:28 PM

The only ones that might be worth getting a little excited about are the Bonneville & the Cadillac.

The '66 Cadillac's only other appearance was the Johan kit which is very rare, and the Bonneville was only available from MPC in 1966.

Much better examples of the T-Bird, Impala and Buick are readily available.



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    January, 2004
  • From: Chicago Il.
Posted by rickcaps55 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:03 PM

Hi i have a couple of both kits the Cadillac and the Bonneville I have had the kits in my stash for well over 15 years one of the Bonneville's i turned in to a full detail i got at the time the hood and the new chrome and the interior from Modelhaus and used the chassis and glass and moter firewall all that from the AMT 65 Bonneville it went to gether very well i just had to add a very small strip along the top of the interior edges to fill a small gap so i thought they were really 1/25 well as far as the Bonneville go's they are but when i started on the Caddy it was defferent i got the new chrome and the interior from Modelhause and used the chassis and moter and firewall from the AMT 65 Buick but in this case the Caddy is somewere in between 1-2/5 and 1-2/4 i thought it was a copy of the Johan also but the chrome from Modelhause is the Johan and it was to small the hood was to small also so i'm using the cut out hood from the kit and the chrome from the kit i know there box's say 1-2/4th but they really are some were in between the Caddy is going to take a lot more work i have to much into now to stop. I hope some of this helps anyone that wants to try updatting the kit's

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    April, 2017
Posted by Sunalta on Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:31 PM

Hi, something unrelated but I was looking at some of the Tamiya kits and does anyone know what AKS means? On the box after the name of the car it says Plastic Model Kit AKS. 


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