1/16 Authentikit Vehicles 1903 Overland
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
VERY rare kit from about 1950 and the only large-scale model of this subject. Very well detailed for that time and a rather deluxe model featuring machine cut hardwood parts (many cut to final shape), excellent plastic wheels, brass lanterns, stock brass, stock metal, hardwood dowels and more. With excellent full-size plans including patterns, detail drawings and full text instructions. Even includes a painting guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all pieces and paperwork. Authentikit Vehicles was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures and Fador. Authentikit simply called their models "Antique Automobile Kits" while Husdon Miniatures called theirs "Old Timers" and Fador called their line "Smallersters." Authentikit Vehicles was located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and from what I can tell, it was a slightly superior kit to the more common Hudsons and Fadors. Authentikit advertised a "1902 Piece Motorette" on the instructions which could be purchased from a hobby shop or directly from the Pennsylvania office. So far these are the only two I have seen. The models are incredibly rare; to date only one Pierce and one Overland have traded hands publicly over the internet.
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