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PostPosted: Thu 05 Aug 2010 21:04 pm 
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When Airfix released the majority of their cars between the late 1950's through to the mid 1970's there were a number of cars that I'm surprised Airfix never kitted. I think they should have done these.....

Austin 7 -popular car of the 30's

Morris Minor/Traveller -loads sold, loads still about.

Hillman Avenger -they did the Escort, Marina and Viva what about a Rootes?

Ford Zodiac IV Executive - Huge bonnet, tiny boot!

Rover 3500 (circa 1968-70) -probably the best looking Rover -ever!

Cortina MkIII -'cos Gene Hunt had one.

NSU Ro80 -Revolutionary engine (geddit? Revolutionary!) a car ahead of it's time. You can see where old Audi's got their influence from

Renault16 -The first proper hatchback (we had one)

Fiat 500 -a tiny car that's now been reincarnated and looks better than the new Beetle or Mini.

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The Jensen Interceptor -which not only was powered by a proper engine but it also has the coolest name of any car ever! What would you have? A Jensen Interceptor or a Renault Twingo?


What cars before 1975 do you think Airfix should have done?

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Hillman Minx  :idea:

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What about the Vauxhall Cresta PA ?


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Jaguar XK120 - Jaguar's first post war sportscar

Citroen DS - Possibly the best looking car ever made.

Triumph Stag - Looks good, V8, need I say more.

Alfa Spider - Classic Italian design.

Porsche 911 - They made a 917 and a Carrera 6, why no 911?  :shrug:

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Mk 1 Ford Transit and Ford Granada - The Sweeny boxed set
Mk 2 Jag (for all the other villans - Oh and Inspector Morse)

Keeping the Police theme going

Ford Anglia and Escort as Panda cars
Ford Zodiac - Z Cars
MG Magnette and J type Van

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Aug 2010 22:16 pm 
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How about a 12th Rolls Royce Silver Shadow or Spirit. Seventies style.


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Ford Classic

http://y2u.co.uk/&002_Images/Ford_Classic_01.htm

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Another vote for the Stag.

Having this in the drive has a lot to do with this, of course.

Stag models are scarce and poor. There's an OK 1/43 and a pretty indifferent 1/18.

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I'd go along with the Hillman Minx, as I used to drive my mother's for a time. I also think that the Hillman Hunter (especially the Royal 660, which had a twin-SU Carb 1.7 litre, lumpier cam and extractors) would have been a good choice. Also agree with the Cortina, and I'd have been especially interested in one of the Australian 4.1 litre 6-cylinder versions :)

The model market has generally been very unkind to that most Dutch of Volvos, the 360GLT. I remember my youngest having a (die-cast) Matchbox 480ES at one time, though.

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Ferrari 250 GTO (they did rebox a Gunze 24th scale in 1991, but only released a 250LM in 32nd, which is a whole other car)

Ford GT40

Two of the classic 60s high performance cars, I'm sure I could think up a few more, but these would be top of the list.

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I'd quite like to see a Rover SD-1.

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010 10:36 am 
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BAC wrote:
there were a number of cars that I'm surprised Airfix never kitted. [snip]

Morris Minor/Traveller -loads sold, loads still about.


Possibly because Revell (GB) had already kitted it, albeit in about 1:45.

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What about a Morgan +4, a Austin A30 or a London Cab?

Or one I remember fondly from my childhood the old Skoda Octavia.
We had one witch ended up with more chickenwire/padding and woodplanks than the original metal.

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Any Alfa Romeo.

It has been scientifically proved by boffins with calculators and spreadsheets that Alfa produced the best looking cars of that period.  Possibly.   :wink:

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I like the idea of a Rover SD1 with plod decals.

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MrT wrote:
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Ford GT40
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Wasn't that done as the 3 litre Ford?

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Brews wrote:
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Ford GT40


Wasn't that done as the 3 litre Ford?


The 3 litre Ford is the Ford P68, which ran in 1968 after rule changes restricted cars in the Group 6 category to 3 litres, while the GT40 had run with a variety of engines ranging from 4.2 to 7 litres.

There's a completed one on this thread, you can see the body shape has substantially changed from the GT40, taken on a bit of influence from the Ferrari 330 P4 I think: http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.o ... t6306.html

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No the Ford 3 ltr is a different car.

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The GT40 has sort of been kitted by Airfix in recent years. It was one of the range of Hornby 1.32 cars including Focus (sold in Airfix Science Museum Cars set), Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, Mitsubishi Evo, Subaru Iprezza, new Mini Corvette, Porsche 911, Mercedes CLK, TVR Tuscan and Caterham 7.

http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/924_1_17525.html

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Aug 2010 19:20 pm 
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hillman imp,
no one but no one has ever made a kit and its a subject just crying out for one.you could have standard,race and rally options and there were some quite famous imps over the years.

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