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Well.....I like a challenge.

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Well.....I like a challenge.
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, April 06, 2017 2:18 PM

I bought this 64 Olds Cutlass for £20 off Ebay. A total basket case but virtually complete. Got the wrong hood on it (a bit to wide but the contours around the grill fit). Also has custom wheels, a custom instrument panel glued of the top and a custom tail light panel.
Windows a mess but I have a spare from a Chevelle. 
Is this kit rare? I've never seen one.
 AMT 64 Oldsmobile cutlass 


 AMT 64 Oldsmobile cutlass 

 AMT 64 Oldsmobile cutlass 

 AMT 64 Oldsmobile cutlass 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:42 PM

You do have a challenge before you, but it's a rare kit and you certainly have the skills to save it. This is the kit I used to re-create my dad's '64 Olds Cutlass 442 hardtop which I posted here a while back. (I used the roof from a GTO, deleted the console, converted to manual trans and modified the air cleaner from the kit version.) This kit included the customizing parts to replicate the 1:1 concept/show car from 1964 (built by Dean Jeffries) which I was fortunate enough to see in all its pearl yellow beauty at the NY Auto show that year. I still have the box (in very rough condition) along with the instruction sheet, decals and whitewall stickers. I'm looking forward to seeing your "resurrection" of this kit. I seem to recall seeing some of the parts offered in resin, but I'm not sure. 

chucky

  • Member since
    July, 2011
Posted by Racer H on Friday, April 07, 2017 12:00 AM
Another vote that this is a rare kit. It was billed as a 1964 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Convertible (3-in-1) Stock, Custom or Racing. The racing version was really unique … a single seat “roadster” with a wrap-around windshield. The kit sported lots of desirable parts like Weber Carbs, a Judson Supercharger, and a radical (by 1964 standards) hood scoop. I always felt (most likely incorrectly) that the inspiration behind this kit was Jo-Han’s 1/25th 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 (3 ‘n 1) Stock, Customized, or Drag kit. Obviously, the AMT ’64 F-85 “drop top” kit more than holds its own in detail and building options. In terms of monetary value, I have never seen this complete kit (in very good/mint unbuilt condition) sell for less than $175.00 (U.S.) dollars. Wishing you great success with this project!

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