>Anyone know if there exists a scale model of the current generation of
>Pontiac Bonnevilles; possibly even an SSE model?
the current 90's era cars, in model form.
> >Anyone know if there exists a scale model of the current generation of
> >Pontiac Bonnevilles; possibly even an SSE model?
> Unfortunately, there have been no Bonnevilles for many years, including
> the current 90's era cars, in model form.
> Art Anderson
Alas, except for the Revell Chevy Caprice and Linberg Crown Vic and
Sebring, the domestic model makers have limited their annual kits for
the last 20 years to endless variations of the usual Camaros/Firebirds,
Corvettes, Mustangs, and lately trucks and SUVs. Not that I don't enjoy
building the above, but the narrow selection of kits of '90s cars gets
(A few exceptions, here and there--Revell's Cougars, Thunderbirds, and
Grands Prix, AMT's older Probe and Taurus SHO).
Unless a promo is ordered by Ford, GM, Chrysler, 'mainstream' current
cars don't see the light of day in current kits. (Brookfield is doing a
good job with the Chrysler products and the Olds Aurora...)
Which is unfortunate, since, although the detail was below '90s
standards, one thing the '60s annuals didn't lack was diversity..
I'd love to see cars such as the current Buick Riviera, Cadillac STS and
ETC, Pontiac Bonneville, Taurus SHO, Probe GT, Lincoln Mk VIII, and
others kitted/promoed but I'm not holding my breath ;-)
As much as I like sedans (you know, those cars with a "B" post), my
experience of 8 years as owner of "The ModelMaker" hobby shop (1984-92)
was that the "mainstream cars" you refer to simply did not sell, while the
"same old, same old"
Corvettes, Camaros, FireBirds, and Mustangs" did very well. I would guess
that the same was true for the model companies. The Probe, Taurus SHO,
89-91 Grand Prix-Cougar-TBird kits were sales dogs. With that kind of
track record, I doubt there is much interest on the part of mass-producers
of car kits to do more of these kinds of subjects. Even in the fondly
remembered 60's, Cadillacs, Ramblers etc. sold rather poorly (along with
Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Chryslers, Imperials) while Chevy's, Fords, and
Pontiacs gathered no dust on hobby shop shelves I managed back then.
>>The last Bonnie in plastic was MPC's 1970. The first year of the
Oh well, maybe someday.......the SSE would make a good model!
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