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AMT ‘64 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Convertible Customizing Kit

Expanded build review of the 1/25 scale car kit not available since 1964
RELATED TOPICS: AUTO | AMT | OLDSMOBILE
The new AMT 1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible from Round 2 is not only a highly desirable kit subject but represents a ground-breaking new development in kit-making technology that raises the possibility of additional new kit topics for model car builders and collectors.  

AMT’s original 1964 Olds Cutlass convertible kits were only produced in 1964, and they were never reissued in that form. Even if you could find that kit today, it would probably cost about $200 according to The Directory of Model Car Kits with Price Guide, 8th Edition (Coulter and Shelton, 2020).  After the initial production run in 1964, this annual kit’s tooling then underwent major changes for a single-release exhibition funny car in 1967. The changes to the body and some other kit parts were so extensive that it was no longer possible for AMT to produce the kit in its original form.  

Round 2 has now perfected a kit “cloning” technique that allows them to tool new kit parts to pair up with the original unaltered molds for kits such as the 1964 Cutlass. In addition to the main body, the grille, bumpers, clear and tinted red parts, and seats are all newly tooled. These combine flawlessly with the engine, chassis, and interior from the original molds. The result is a complete copy of the original 1964 annual kit, including all the parts for its 3 ‘n 1 versions, plus a much-improved decal sheet.        



Round 2 tooled an entirely new body shell plus other parts to restore the AMT 1964 Oldsmobile annual kit, making it available once again for the first time in 57 years.
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