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    June 2009
Shelby Charger kit
Posted by bigbluejavelin on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:32 PM

 So in 1983 when I was but a young guy I bought my first and only new car, a 1983 Dodge Shelby charger. When the kit came out I of coarse bought it as I had a great reference to model it! Never finished it as it had some discrepancies, notably the air cleaner was not correct and it included decals for a silver car with blue stripes. Later they replaced it with a snaptite kit of the turbo version that was of a blue car with silver stipes like what I had. So, does anyone know what is different as far as the kits go? Different parts? I am looking at getting the turbo version to have the right decals, but I also had a 1986 turbo as well, also blue with silver stripe. Would be cool to finish the one I started way back then, but would like to do my turbo as well.

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:53 PM

Hi,

Dig through this site and see what it says.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mpc-78-0876-250-dodge-shelby-charger--1104664

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:56 PM

According to scalemates they are two different  kits.  

The old kit you have is probably an MPC kit - this one:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mpc-78-0876-250-dodge-shelby-charger--1104664

The snaptite is a Monogram kit

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/monogram-1416-dodge-charger--175268

But there is a turbo version by MPC:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mpc-1-0718-dodge-shelby-charger--623753

Here is the lineage of Shelby Charger kits on scalemates

https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION%5B%5D=Kits&q=shelby+charger

Finish that old one!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:57 PM

Doh... beat me to it GM

Thanks,

John

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