In the 1960s, model kit building was a huge hobby. Kids built plastic
kits of planes, tanks, race cars, space ships, creatures from scary
movies, you name it. Before baseball card collecting, Pok mon, and video
games, model kit building was one of the most popular hobby activities.
Car and airplane kits were the most popular, and among the car kits,
muscle cars, as we know them today, were one of the most popular
Many owners of real muscle cars today were not old
enough to buy them when the cars were new, of course. Yet kids of the
1960s and 1970s worshiped these cars to an extent completely foreign to
kids today. If you couldn't afford or were too young to buy a muscle car
back then, what could you do? For many, the next best thing was to buy,
collect, and build muscle car kits from a variety of kit companies.
Hundreds were made. Many of these kits have become collectible today,
especially in original, unassembled form.
Although people still
build kits today, there is a broad market for collectors of nostalgic
model kits. People love the kits for the great box art, to rekindle fond
memories of building them 40 years ago, or even as a companion to the
full-scale cars they own today. Here, world-leading authority Tim Boyd
takes you through the entire era of muscle car kits, covering the
options, collectability, variety availability, and value of these
wonderful kits today. Boyd also takes you through the differences
between the original kits, the older reproduction kits, and the new
reproduction kits that many people find at swap meets today. If you are
looking to build a collection of muscle car kits, interested in getting
the kits of your favorite manufacturer or even just of the cars you have
owned, this book will be a valuable resource in your model kit search.
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Illustrations: 412 color photos