View Full Version : Old AMT Plastic model 68 Falcon Sports Coupe

02-27-2008, 10:31 PM
One day about a month ago, I was cruising ebay to see what could be had there as far as 68 Falcon SC's were concerned. I was NOT surprised to see that there were no 68 SC's for sale. What DID surprise me very much was an old AMT plastic model kit that popped up. It was a 1968 Ford Falcon Sports Coupe plastic model kit. What the ???????? I had never even HEARD of such a thing. Anyway, when the bidding was over, I was the surprised winner at about $ 90 plus shipping. I received the kit a few days later and was real impresseed with the condition of the original box and it's contents. Everything was excellant. I checked with a modeling hobby board that I frequent and this was one of the comments from one of the semi-professional modelers who hangs out there:

"""You've got yourself a fairly rare kit. I don't think it has ever been re-released. It appears to be a 1968 annual kit. As for the two piece tires you should be able to raid just about any amt kits out their for something better. I would go with a 69 Mustang or Fairlane kit. Only because you could probably utilize some of the other parts out of these kits.

Nice find and hope to see you build it!

Here are some pics for your viewing pleasures:


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03-01-2008, 08:47 PM
No comments at all ? Hmmm.

Jeff W
03-01-2008, 09:48 PM
I can't comment... I am too busy grappling with the dilemma of you keeping it as a pristine un-built kit vs. a wonderfully built model you can enjoy. It's only original once, but hard to enjoy if it's in the box under your bed.
It's the opposite of a dilemma actually, a choice between two positives.
Good luck with that and keep us informed of your decision.
I have an un-build B-17 Flying Fortress model that my father and I bought when I was about seven (1973). We were always going to build it together. He's now 82 years old and lives 2,000 miles away. I would love to see it completed and hanging above the motorcycles in the shop... but somehow I would feel cheated if I put it together myself.

03-01-2008, 11:44 PM
Very cool! I have one tin friction toy of my `62 but no plastic models. After 40 years in the condition it's in I would keep it unbuilt but that's just the way I collect things. If it's something old but common I don't mind using it but if it's rare I would just enjoy enjoy having it and knowing what it looked like when some yound kid got it home and opened it up.

03-02-2008, 12:00 AM
I have an older original Warbucks Falcon model and about 15 other Ford models I haven't put together too. I know, it's odd to have all these models and really no intention to assemble them. I always tell myself it's what I'll do when I retire (whatever that is).

I say, build it and build a nice "little" garage to go with it and park it in there.

03-02-2008, 12:17 AM
Oww... I just read the top (missed that and just read the pictures -- all 18,000 words of them) and at $90... that's certainly a record for any model I've ever seen -- even at the swap meets, which is where I usually buy the ones I have.

I was impressed that the guy on the modeling site promoted the building of it. I guess the question I've never found out is whether a $90 model depreciates the moment you drive it off the lot, eh, I mean build it? If so, how much? I assume it would... a lot.

Jeff W
03-02-2008, 01:13 PM
Roger said: "I was impressed that the guy on the modeling site promoted the building of it. I guess the question I've never found out is whether a $90 model depreciates the moment you drive it off the lot, eh, I mean build it? If so, how much? I assume it would... a lot."

Perhaps the guy on the modeling site has the only other un-built model in existence... his value would go up having the "last" un-built model in existence.:)

03-02-2008, 05:26 PM
I don't particularly care about how much this thing is worth as I wouldn't sell it under any circumstances, well maybe for "1 milllllllliiiooonnn dollars, bwah, ha, ha".

I am most definately going to build it. In my younger days I did a LOT of car kits and got to be VERY good at them, if I do say so myself. I will be doing a couple of other kits before hand to dust off my skills. Gotta find a place to buy fine wires for all the wiring though, and replace those hard plastic tires {YUCK !!!} with some nice rubber.


03-02-2008, 11:13 PM
I've got some of that really small wire you may be talking about. Like 60 gauge or something of that nature. Perfect spark plug and hose wires. Good for you building it too.