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Corvair Monza GT
Posted by s10man on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 8:30 PM
This is a reconstruction of a partially built kit I acquired as part of a larger collection. Its an old Entex kit from sometime in the '70's I guess, judging by the date on the instructions. There are a total of about 30 pieces, most of which do not fit very well. Oh well, it was quick and cheap. Definately no Bare Metal Foil or Photoetched parts here!!!!! Bill



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Posted by REDHOTFALCON on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:40 PM
its different, i like it, looks like some thing that you would see at the 24 hours of daytona in the late 60's early 70's, REDHOT.

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Posted by Slabbedask on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 11:31 PM
Nice resto job on that, somewhat simple, kit! On the box they claimed it to be a "Precision detail" kit! I guess that's an overstatement......

Still, it's not easy getting a kit of this piece of Chevrolet history. The Entex kit pops up on eBay from time to time, got mine about a year ago....
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Posted by bartek on Thursday, January 19, 2006 5:33 AM
Is it 1/20 scale? I remember some Entex kits in this scale.
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Posted by Slabbedask on Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:47 AM
The box says 1/25. The body is about 15 cm, and there's not a lot of parts in that box.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 20, 2006 4:06 AM
nice build but im sorry to say that car looks like a corvette gone wrong nothing against you s10man with a little foil and detail ya would have it perfect all the problem i see is the car itself lol what was that thing a race car or something or was it a concept that never made it i know what a corvair was and what a monza (least i think i do on the monza lol) but it resembles neither ?? like i said i see a lot of vette goin on there
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Posted by Slabbedask on Friday, January 20, 2006 4:27 AM
Take a look at this site midnightx5, should exsplain the story of this piece of Chevy history pretty good.....Smile
http://www.corvaircorsa.com/monzapro.html
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 20, 2006 9:24 AM
As you can see from the link provided by our Norwegian friend, the 1:1 car was really quite nice. Entex fouled up the proportions pretty badly on their rather crude model, making it look much more clumsy than it really was. I've been fortunate enough to see the car in person, and while it is a lot smaller than it appears in photos, it's lines are excellent. Nice job on restoring that Entex kit, s10man . . . it's not an easy kit to get together well.

Chevrolet also made a roadster version of the Monza GT called the Monza SS, finshed in red with a low windscreen enclosing the open cockpit. Mechanically it was much different from the GT which was actually mid-engined; the SS hung the motor out the back like the actual Corvait did. Even so, their lines were very similar. These were both very good-looking concept cars which did run and drive.
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Posted by lastrto on Friday, January 20, 2006 9:30 AM
hat was definitly a good looking machine, I think they would have sold like crazy.
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Posted by bugace on Friday, January 20, 2006 12:15 PM
I know Model Empire still have one or more in stock!
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/plastic-modelbuilding/ Hmmmm, where is the glue, know I it got here some where.......hi,hi,hi,hi..........hmmmm Gues my wife has hidden it........................hi,hi,hi,hi................................
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Posted by s10man on Friday, January 20, 2006 7:22 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Slabbedask

The box says 1/25. The body is about 15 cm, and there's not a lot of parts in that box.....


Well, if its 1/24 I'll eat my shirt....the thing is tiny. I think something got lost in the translation from Japanese to English!!
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Posted by s10man on Friday, January 20, 2006 7:23 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by bugace

I know Model Empire still have one or more in stock!


If you're even remotely thinking of getting one, don't pay more than a couple of bucks for it, 'cause that's all its worth. Bill
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 21, 2006 12:13 PM
Well, all I can say is you made lemonaide out of a lemon.
Nice work. I looked at the link, and I agree, the body style is still sexy, all these years later. Dan
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Posted by lordairgtar on Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:07 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by s10man

QUOTE: Originally posted by Slabbedask

The box says 1/25. The body is about 15 cm, and there's not a lot of parts in that box.....


Well, if its 1/24 I'll eat my shirt....the thing is tiny. I think something got lost in the translation from Japanese to English!!



I dont think the actuall car was all that large.

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Posted by jeff shreve on Thursday, February 23, 2006 9:21 PM
The kit was available in both 1/24th and 1/20th scales. The 1/24th is more commonly found and even boxed by several companies including AHM.

BTW: This concept car was developed B4 the '68 vette and is very similar to the opel GT.

Got to ride in the SS roadster and helped get the GT back running back in the early - mid 80's
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Posted by s10man on Thursday, February 23, 2006 10:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jeff shreve

The kit was available in both 1/24th and 1/20th scales. The 1/24th is more commonly found and even boxed by several companies including AHM.

BTW: This concept car was developed B4 the '68 vette and is very similar to the opel GT.

Got to ride in the SS roadster and helped get the GT back running back in the early - mid 80's


Thanks for that info Jeff. It appears the car would have had some sort of V-8 engine. Do you have any details on what it may have been? Bill
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Posted by Allan Lacki on Monday, May 13, 2019 9:18 AM

Yes, that kit is not a very good rendition of the real Monza GT show car.  I bought one for a few dollars at an auction and started to assemble it.  When I opened the box, I was disappointed.  Neither the interior nor the engine - such as it is - looks anything like the real car and the parts don't fit together well.  Save your money.

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Posted by henri1 on Saturday, May 18, 2019 2:06 PM

I've build one when I was mayby 10 yearts old. Found the unpainted and leftovers years ago in a forgotten box...... Lost one wire wheel and tyre Front one I think (the smaller one I think) Till now I never got to rebuild it for that reason.  By the way mine was a banday I think but yes the same kit!

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Posted by Lil Rebel on Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:38 PM

Don't get too excited about your wife saying you are the boss, mine said that to me then said she was the boss of me. You can't win.

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