AMT 1/25 scale 1971 Dodge Charger R/T Kit
Long story behind this kit! My best friend Marshall Smith who owned a Restored 1971 Dodge Charger SE. His Charger was authenticated by Gailen Govier as to be 1 of 7 built in 1971. Charger SE was a luxury style Charger with a leather interior and all the bells and whistles. The rarity of his car was it was built by the original owner with a full race package. From the optional 440 4bbl, Hemi 4 speed trans and the Dana rear, HD handling suspension and disc brakes. The purpose? The owner wanted a full race package Charger but to get a lower rate on his insurance because it was classified as a luxury car. NICE! My friend Marshall gave me a part for my 72 Dodge Demon that I was in search for over a year and wouldn’t take a dime for it. I spotted the model kit that he got from his grand kids for Christmas in the trunk of his Charger at a car show. I told his wife to give me the model. After about 6 months of building I created an EXACT REPLICA of his Charger. Painted with PPG F7 Light green metallic lacquer, Resin after market hide away headlight grill (sent out to be chromed) , scratch built rear SE Charger tail lights and panel. Hood was the kits hood that was cut out and a ridge in the center of a stock flat hood of a SE Charger. Lots of hours in the hood alone to get it correct and flat! Magnum 500 wheels and tires from a donor kit with GF Goodrich Radial T/A dry transfers to the tires. Vinyl half top chrome strip with strip styreen. Bucket seats from a donor kit. Pistol grip shifter is from many kits with a total of 4 piece construction. Paint was clear coated with Testors clear lacquer and polished with Novus plastic polish. My friend sold his Charger back in 2003 but still have his replica displayed in his China closet in a display case. Was a fun project1
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