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61 Buick Special wagon.

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61 Buick Special wagon.
Posted by arcturus on Sunday, October 08, 2017 5:54 AM

A quick rebuild of one I made about 13 years ago. It was another case of bad paint and quick foiling so I rebuilt it few months ago.
Initially it was painted silver with a white roof. It's now repainted in a pale bronze with a cream roof. I left the silver interior of the original colour scheme, and weirldy it seems to work. Amazing what happens by accident.
 1961 Buick Special (AMT

 1961 Buick Special (AMT 

 1961 Buick Special (AMT 


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Posted by Tom99 on Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:23 AM
Beautiful!!
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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:50 AM

Beautiful model. I would love to get my hands on one of these. We had one when I was a kid.

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Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, October 08, 2017 9:00 AM

What a Gem . Yes these were Special allright . A Senior Compact which developed into the wildly popular Intermediates within a couple of years . Which the Studebaker Larks were in the day . Other than the bean counters insistnce of 13" Wheels/Tires and the "wonder engnes" providing costly problems these originals failed . I always wondered how much better and durable these should have been . It's funny how the high dollar Buick and Olds came with 13" and the Pontiac had 14" . You've done great justice to a otherwise ----- Car . I admire it .. "I'll passon the keys , I don't know anyone operating a Wrecker these days ." Thanx ..  

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:20 PM

Thumbs Up Eeee ... by 'eck ! Stick out tongue

You got quite the collection of rare cars there ! 

Makes a nice change to all the regular muscle stuff ! 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:45 PM

Beautifully done! Its a shame we can't find these anymore! Nice work! CoolThumbs Up

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Posted by bassman on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:22 PM
Those colours really suit the car well, very smart indeed. I've just picked up a mint untouched one of these kits, didn't realise it came with all the service car goodies.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:18 PM

Agreed. The subdued colours look great. Nice model.

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Posted by oldcarguy on Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:05 PM

Hello ! 

 What a nice reminder that at one time AMT sought to do a few wagons .That is a nice re-build . O.C.G.

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Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:47 PM

oldcarguy

Hello ! 

 What a nice reminder that at one time AMT sought to do a few wagons .That is a nice re-build . O.C.G.

 

  JoHan offered a '61 MY Olds F-85 Wagon at the same time . JoHan and Hubley did offer Wagons in the Day . IIRC , this was the first AMT Wagon kit .. Was it 1963 when AMT released rthe '60 Chevrolet Nomad Jr Series ?  Thanx .. 

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