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A question for the "experts"
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 11, 2004 8:47 AM
After reading the article in SA about the many Mustang kits made over the years, I started thinking (something dangerous for me......). It seems to me that quite a few Corvette kits were made also; I can't help wondering which vehicle had the greatest number of different kits produced for it in 1/24th and 1/25th scales - the Mustang or the Corvette. Does anyone have this information ? If so, it would be a great ( if useless ) bit of model trivia.............
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:51 AM
i am not an expert by any means,but my guess would be the corvette
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Posted by dag65 on Thursday, March 11, 2004 12:59 PM
I am noe expert either ut I would have to say the Vette as well, factory stock, gassers, street rods......
and ifI had to choose a favorite between the 2 it would be the Vette
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 11, 2004 2:48 PM
I am no expert but I would imagine it is a fairly close call but the Vette is probably the leader simply because the 1:1 car existed for 10+ years before the 1:1 Mustang appeared, thus there were many more years to make (into model kits) to cover all the body changes. The Vette also benefitted from its popularity in all forms of motorsports and customizing.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 12, 2004 12:36 AM
consider the first "plastic " vette kit didnt come out till late 59..so theres only a 5 year start..bth kits have been kitted in many forms from promos to annuals to one off customs..if you also include race cars and dragsters etc..then the numbers become even more insane..but in all forms over the years..the stanf has actually had more versions/copies made then the vette ostly due to the addition of many more racing versions made..in the 70's alone..amt/mpc and revell were churning out stangs atta rate of 2 to1 over the vetter due to so many more variations..if you do a decade by decade count..mustang wins by quite a bit cept one..the 90's..the c-4 and c-5 almost caught the vette up to the mustang..my info isnt researched factual..is based on my friend joe haveing EVERY vette and stang kit ever made..not joking..his collection numbers over 3500 kits
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Posted by gratch73a on Friday, March 12, 2004 6:54 AM
my votes on the mustang. Though i don't know for sure either.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 12, 2004 7:53 AM
Thanks for the info, guys !
tbird - 3500 kits ??? He must have a really LARGE house !
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 12, 2004 2:24 PM
his house is average but his basement is jammed full....he's been collecting basically since about 1971..he was ahead of the curve i guess..and the lil buggar wont part with a 71 cyclone:(..he did sell me a spare 65 fairlane once though..heh
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Friday, March 12, 2004 9:08 PM
3500 kits!!! Whoa. I'd be lucky to get away with 35 kits in storage. Now that's a collector.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 12, 2004 10:16 PM
TongueTongueTongueWOW !!!!!3500 kits......WOW!!!!!

I only have 200
in my collection I have more Corvettes than Mustangs .... because I built most of my MustangsBig SmileBig SmileEight Ball
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:50 PM
Hi people, I'm looking for Corvette kits. As a begginer in car models I don't have any contact with Vettes kits. So,
Whats the 10 best (must have) Corvette kits to model???
Thanks.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 15, 2004 5:15 AM
10 best vette kits..sheesh..its all subjective to opinion i'd guess..but heres my humble opinions
1:revell vette's..90's to preent releases of the 68-69 vette
2:revell 67 vette in coupe and convertable
3:amt's 90's to present releases of the 70-72 vette
4:revell lemans vette in either yellow or silver livery of the cr-5
5:60's mpc release of mako shark
6:monogram 78 silver anneversary/pace car vette
7:monogram 53 vette
8:amt/mpc 57 vette
9:revell "metal" 62 route 66 vette
10:any mpc nnual vette from 68-75
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 15, 2004 7:50 PM
gonna expand my humble opinion..as i like stangs more thought i'd add also my top ten stang kits ever..ya'll may not agree with me..but as i said..its just my opinion.
1:mpc 67-8 stang
2:revell 69 shelby
3:revell metal 67 shelby
4:monogram 64-66 stangs in various incarnations
5:amt 69(original not mpc repop) stang
6:monogram stang svo
7:mpc mid 70's stang II's
8:monogram 70boss in 302 and 429
9:amt mid 70's stang II's
10:with work..the revell 69 and 70 coupe/convertable/grande's
haveing had every stang kit ever made in 25th and 24th i feel i have at least a valid opinion on whats best..and thats it..so there..:P

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