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From rare, vintage, out of production model car kits by AMT, Revell, MPC to race car kits, OMK has a wide selection spanning most of the 20th century's classic automobiles. We carry some Nascar stock car kits as well. We have 1/24 and 1/25 scale kits as well as large scale kits ranging from 1/16, 1/12, 1/8 and more. Chevrolet, Ford, Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Cadillac and even a few Toyotas.

Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine Factory Display - Built Up With Base - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit

$59   

This is a Revell-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use around 1954/55. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and show these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. There were other difficulties too. Once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. The actual car is complete, nothing is broken and there are no repairs. Even the base is in very good condition; however the clear cover is missing and the car could use a cleaning. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Factory Display - Built Up With Base - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit

$56   

This is a Revell-factory built display made for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base is in very good condition. However, 1/2 of the paper nameplate is missing as well as the clear cover. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

ESCI Mercedes Benz 230G Feuerwehr, 1/24, 3023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$62   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with full frame assembly with separately molded driveline and suspension, detailed interior, accessory load shown on the box cover, optional position tail gates and more. Usually molded in red, clear, brown and black and with rubber tires.

Pyro Mercedes Benz SSK Sportswagen, 1/32, C348-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis, complete motor & interior and a removable hood. Molded in colored plastic and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires. Never started. The colored plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The clear, chrome parts and tires were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tail Roadster, 1/32, C343-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and fuel tank, spoke wheels, complete motor & interior and a removable hood. Molded in green, chrome plated & clear and with rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Custom Car Bumpers And Grilles, 1/25, C1154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Rare. This is the narrow box version of the early 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' Bumpers and Grills. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. The other issue was the same part number and title but packed in a card with a clear plastic blister-pack. Although these are not dated, I believe the blister-pack/card version to be the later issue.

Aurora 1931 Miller Special 1931 Indianapolis 500 Winner - (ex Best), 1/30, 523-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$159   

Very rare and from 1958. Best originally created the line of Indianapolis 500 Winner kits; Aurora purchased them shortly after their introduction and reissued them for a short time. The model features driver and mechanic figures, some interior detail, spoke wheels and very nice decals. Molded in white plastic with real rubber tires It has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box is 100% intact with no repairs, no split corners, tears or missing litho but is graded 'good-' because of the age foxing (brown tint) and general but very even wear as shown. Louis Schneider and 'Jigger Johnson' (driver and mechanic) drove the Bowes Seal Special to victory in 1931. The Miller Special had rear wheel drive, and eight cylinder 151.7 CID Miller engine and won the day averages 96.629 miles per hour. The track was dangerously unsafe that year due to a heavy drizzle that made driving over 80 mph dangerous - at one point, drivers were required to slow down to 80 mph and passing was not allowed other than the pit area. There were many spectacular accidents but the rain did relent and there were many speeds over 100 mph in the later part.

Monogram Miami Vice Ferrari Daytona Spyder, 1/24, 2737

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1984 released as a tie-in to the very popular TV program Miami Vice. Molded in gloss black, clear, chrome and rubber tires. Features detailed suspension, engine and compartment, full interior, opening hood, boot and optional position top. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Tandem Semi Truck Vans - Two 27 Foot Exterior Post Trailers, 1/25, T521

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$64   

Still factory sealed and the seal has many splits. This is an early issue from the 1970s and not a recent reissue. The two highly detailed vans feature over 230 parts, vinyl air hose tubing, parts so you can attach the vans to any 1/25 scale semi truck, sliding loading doors, hollow rubber tires, CF decals and more.

Revell BMW 507 Coupe, 1/24, 7203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

1992 issue of this stunning automobile features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, excellent chassis with detailed exhaust, front and rear suspension, steering linkage and driveline, complete interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The one tree that was not factory sealed has been inventoried complete including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

AMT Volkswagen VW Rabbit - Custom or Stock, 1/25, 2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Nicely detailed model that can be built one of two ways. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior, trim and decal options, many custom parts and more. The kit has never been started. The yellow parts are still in the sealed bag. The clear and chrome parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Minicraft Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing - (ex Entex / Bandai), 1/16, 9019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Very large scale and highly detailed. Features fully detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete inner-body substructure, suspension and steerable front wheels, full interior, opening Gullwing doors and more. Molded in white, black, silver, chrome plated and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Imai Volkswagen 1303S Beetle Rally Type - Motorized / Working Headlights And Tail Ligghts, 1/24, B2105-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$54   

This model is unique because it is designed for motorization and also has provision for working head and tail lights. Very nicely molded. The one piece body is molded in bright yellow. All other parts are molded in black & clear and with rubber tires. Includes a large and extensive Rally decal sheet for the colorful Bug shown on the box top, full interior, steerable front wheels and more. The motorizing hardware - metal axle, gear, contacts, etc. is included. However, Imai did not furnish the common FA-130 motor or the four small bulbs with this kit; they had to be purchased separately. HO or N gauge railroad bulbs would work perfectly. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Experimental Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. Oddly, this is the same kit number and parts tree as "Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles" but with a different name. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used and inventoried 100% complete.

Revell Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$23   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two large round tail lights. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions. Revell also released an unboxed version of this model with the same part number and kit name but mounted on a cardboard blister-pack.

Revell Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used and inventoried 100% complete. There is also an unboxed issue with the same part number and kit name, mounted on a cardboard blister-pack.

Revell 1923 T Roadster Frame, 1/25, C1128

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Rare. Early to mid 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' issue in a very narrow box with a header for hanging. All parts are chrome plated. Never used and complete with all parts and instructions (on the back of the box). Please note this is the 'black background' issue of this kit. Another issue had the parts against a yellow background.

Revell Custom Car Bumpers And Grilles, 1/25, C1154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Rare. This is the narrow box version of the early 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' Bumpers and Grills. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. The other issue was the same part number and title but packed in a card with a clear plastic blister-pack. Although these are not dated, I believe the blister-pack/card version to be the later issue.

Jo-Han Mickey Thompson's Titanium Pinto Funny Car, 1/25, C-206-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Dates from about 1971 and well detailed for that time. Features full blown engine, complete copy of the original titanium chassis, Digger type roll cage, freon fire extinguishers, American Mag front wheels, Halibrand rear wheels, M/T Avenger headers, transaxle and drive train detail, steering and linkage, wheelie bars, fuel and oil tanks and more. Molded in white, chrome and clear with rubber tires. Never started. NOTE: missing (1) part, the starter. It has been inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC Color Me Gone Roger Lindamood's Funny Car - With Factory Painted Body And Twin Chutes, 1/25, 1-0756-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$425   

Very Rare early 1970s issue. Features factory painted body in metallic blue - this paint is in amazing 'mint' condition and has been protected for shipping. Includes detailed engine, complete funny car chassis build up just like the actual car, detailed suspension and driveline, racing cockpit, lift-off body with front support and more. Includes two 'popped' drag chutes and rigging instructions. Molded in the correct blue, yellow, red-tinted clear, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Chrome plating is in amazing 'near mint++' condition. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition. There are no tire burns on the parts but NOTE: there is one tire burn on the decal sheet. This kit must be shipped insured.