New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia Collectible Models / Lifestyle / Book -

If you’re still on sum­mer hol­i­day, by now you must be run­ning out of things to do — no prob­lem, we’ve got some­thing to keep you from get­ting bored with all that sand, surf and sun! Yes, it’s time to check out some model kits from AMT — the per­fect way to while away a few lazy hours this sum­mer. First up, re­leased to co­in­cide with the Mus­tang’s re­cent 50th an­niver­sary, this amaz­ing 1:16 model kit of a ’65 Mus­tang is 292mm long and fea­tures open­ing doors and hood, as well as vinyl hoses and wiring. Purists can build the model as stock stan­dard, while more ad­ven­tur­ous builders can opt to cus­tomize the model with ‘Co­bra’ en­gine op­tions and Amer­i­can Rac­ing wheels. With a de­tailed 4.7-litre V8 up front and a Rally Pac in­stru­ment clus­ter, the model also comes with op­tional whitewall tyre over­lays. Fancy a fast­back? What about this 1:25 Shelby GT350? Moulded in black, this beast comes with all the Shelby good­ies — in­clud­ing KelseyHayes wheels and Fire­stone tyres, chromed valve cov­ers, a grille and cen­tred lights and Shelby tail-lights. Fi­nally, for those into Ford’s other per­for­mance icon, the Thun­der­bird, AMT has this 1:25 1962 ’Bird. The model can be built with an open top or raised roof, and as stock or cus­tom­ized with op­tional parts such as four-bar­rel car­bu­ret­tor, fen­der skirts, dropped spin­dles, cus­tom tail-lights, a per­for­mance in­take man­i­fold and Sombrero wheels. Thanks to good guys at Toy­mod Ltd — the NZ AMT dis­trib­u­tor — we have one ex­am­ple of the 1:25 Shelby GT350 to give away to a lucky reader, just an­swer the fol­low­ing ques­tion:

Q: What’s the ori­gin of the ‘350’ in the GT350’S model name?

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