Show us your diecast Cougar!

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Re: Show us your diecast Cougar!

Post by guitar74 » 05 Jan 2017, 11:49

I REALLY need to get up to TN and get the rest of our stuff down here. All of my die casts are in storage.

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Re: Show us your diecast Cougar!

Post by sfhess » 05 Jan 2017, 12:16

Hey Propayne,

Where did that 68 AMT box art calendar come from?

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Re: Show us your diecast Cougar!

Post by propayne » 05 Jan 2017, 14:04

^^^ That is one of my most prized possessions.

In the early '80s I was working for a large graphics company near D.C. and was doing illustrations for a local radio station that was giving away classic cars. I also had my '67 DGS back then and was known at work as a "car dude". A guy I worked with just brought in that calendar one day and gave it to me.

If I remember correctly he was big into model building in the '60s and that calendar was either something AMT sent him or he had to mail in for it.

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Post by 93RGTE » 05 Jan 2017, 14:51

Wow - Great stuff, guys!
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Post by berns68 » 05 Jan 2017, 16:52

Here's mine. The center Is a Sun Star 1:18 that I took apart and repainted to match my car.
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Re: Show us your diecast Cougar!

Post by Huzer21 » 05 Jan 2017, 16:56

Nice! Once I figure out what color mine will be, I'll do the same. I need to get a "standard" Sunstar model, though. Thanks for sharing...definitely a lot of cool models in the thread.

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Post by Steve68Cougar » 05 Jan 2017, 17:12

I've got a dark green '67 Sunstar model somewhere (hasn't been unpacked since we moved a few years ago) and I've also got this:

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I managed to pick it up in about 2000 from a guy that had collected models since the mid 60's and this was one of them he hadn't put together. All of the pieces are there, but not everything is still connected to the trees. I'll probably just leave it like this. Are there currently any '67 or '68 plastic models being produced?
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Post by G68 » 05 Jan 2017, 18:33

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Re: Show us your diecast Cougar!

Post by propayne » 05 Jan 2017, 18:44

Steve68Cougar wrote:I've got a dark green '67 Sunstar model somewhere (hasn't been unpacked since we moved a few years ago) and I've also got this:

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I managed to pick it up in about 2000 from a guy that had collected models since the mid 60's and this was one of them he hadn't put together. All of the pieces are there, but not everything is still connected to the trees. I'll probably just leave it like this. Are there currently any '67 or '68 plastic models being produced?
The story I've heard is that the molds were updated to produce the 1969 Cougar model and therefor no longer exist in '67/'68 form.

The '69 molds are all that is left and that is why that model is continually reissued to this day.

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Re: Show us your diecast Cougar!

Post by Cougarsman » 05 Jan 2017, 19:01

Read more about vintage diecast Mercury Cougar cars in the current issue of ATSOTC Winter 2016 issue!

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