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1979 Pontiac Firebird Type K Sportwagon
The 1970s saw both highs and lows in Station Wagon history. Bigger, longer, faster was the trend until the energy crisis. The largest American Station Wagons had to compete with the economy cars of Europe and Japan at a time of high gas prices. This was the beginning of the end.
1978 Ford Pinto
WAGON 1970 Dean Jefferies Dune Buggy Station Wagon / Pick-up
MAKER MPC
#411-200
(1970) 1/25
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If you're going to go off-roading, take the family.
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Extremely unusual kit. Includes rear deck top, mag wheels, hollow baloney tires, giant mud tires, custom bucket seats, custom roll panel, Corvair engine, cab roof, steering column, optional rear seat.
 
 
WAGON 1971? Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER AMT
#T381
(1970s) 1/25
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#T491
(1970s) 1/25
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The Vega was Chevy's answer to the compact car. From 71 - 77 Chevy offered the Vega as a 2-door wagon. Very popular as a dragster conversion.
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I believe the AMT Vega funny cars can not be built stock straight out of the box.
 
 
WAGON 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu (Concours) SS 4-door Station Wagon
MAKER F & F Resin Casting
(resin)
 
1/25
Pic of Parts Pic of Built Model
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The last year a station wagons was badged Malibu was 68, but this Malibu wagon is actually a Concours with the Malibu name. A nice sporty 70s Chevelle wagon.
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16 part kit. Needs the AMT 65 Chevelle or El Camino kit to complete. More pictures at Dave Lindsay's web site.
 
 
WAGON 1972 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER Monogram
#???
(1972) 1/24
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"Rat Vega". This Tom Danial design is basically a Vega wagon converted to a delivery sedan with a big Chevy "Rat" engine. Molded in black.
 
 
WAGON 1973 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER AMT
#T424-225
(1973) 1/25
Box Art Side of Box
#T112
(1970s) 1/25
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See Above
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"Kammback" Funny Car "Vegabond". Includes Logghe tubular chassis with a 454 Supercharged motor. Not sure which number is associated with the picture.
 
 
WAGON 1973 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER Monogram
#6655
(1973) 1/24
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See Above
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"Rat Vega". This Tom Danial design is basically a Vega wagon converted to a delivery sedan. Molded in yellow.
 
 
WAGON 1973 Dodge Charger Custom Station Wagon
MAKER MPC/General Mills
#1-7307-225
(1973) 1/25
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While not offered by Dodge a few of these were custom created.
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Customizing kit. White molded regular Charger body with a add-on wagon back. Includes 440 motor with options for a single 4 barrel or the six pack 3 - 2 barrel carbs. A nice collectable.
 
 
WAGON 1973 Chevrolet Caprice 4-Door Station Wagon
MAKER Modelhaus (resin)
 
1/25
Promo pic of real car
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The 70s Caprice wagons represent the largest station wagons Chevrolet ever produced. The 73 is a fine example of the American land barge.
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Complete kit includes station wagon body with hood molded in, interior tub with separate bench seat, dash, steering wheel, front bumper, grille, rear bumper, taillight bezels, taillights, promo wheels, T-322 tires, engine plate, chassis, glass. I have seen a very fine built version of this model. Also available as a Demolition Derby version.
 
 
WAGON 1974 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER AMT
#T371
(1970s) 1/25
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See Above
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Looks to be another release of the 1971 version.
 
 
WAGON 1975 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER AMT
#???
(1970s) 1/25
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See Above
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Looks to be another release of the 1971 version.
 
 
WAGON 1976 Pontiac / Chevrolet Astre / Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER AMT
#??? [Vega/Astre]
(1970s) 1/25
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#??? [Pabst Blue Ribbon]
(1980s) 1/25
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I don't know much about these kits.
WAGON 1976 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon Funny Car
MAKER AMT
#T-471
(1976) 1/25
Box Art Side of Box
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See Above
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Looks to be another release of the 1971 version.
 
 
WAGON 1976 Ford Pinto 2-door Station Wagon
MAKER MPC
#1-0780
(1976) 1/25
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Who can forget the Ford Pinto. The American Honda Civic with an explosive personality. This compact wagon was a hint of things to come as the 70s winded down.
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MPC created a lot of Pintos in the 70s. Looks like many came from the same tool. The white molded body had open rear windows for a wagon, but included parts to convert it into a "Mini-Van".
 
 
WAGON 1977 Ford Pinto 2-door Station Wagon
MAKER MPC
#1-7728
(1977) 1/25
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See Above
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Includes both V4 and V8. Regular wagon or Panel custom option. CB radio gear and vinyl tires.
 
 
WAGON 1977 AMC Pacer 2-Door Station Wagon
MAKER AMT
#T484
(1970s) 1/25
Box Art Side and Back of Box
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Ahh the Pacer. AMC went from the "Sensible Sensationals" to downright tiny. 1977 was the first year for the Pacer to be offered as a wagon.
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It features a CB radio, roof luggage rack and realistic Goodyear tires The side of the box has CB Slanguage on the boxes one side. I have see some nice built models from this kit.
 
 
WAGON 1977 AMC Pacer 2-Door Custom Panel Van/Wagon
MAKER AMT
#T219
(1977) 1/25
Box Art Side of Box
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I'm not quite sure why AMT did this modification. The panel back and modified lights and grill are not an improvement (at least in my opinion).
 
 
WAGON 1977 Chevrolet Vega 2-door "Mini-van" conversion
MAKER Monogram
#2222
(1977) 1/24
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Detailed interior, engine, opening hood, woodtrim decals. Looks like a retool of the #6655.
 
 
WAGON 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Vette-Van custom conversion
MAKER Monogram
#3707
(1977) 1/24
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The concept of a Corvette Station Wagon is not new. After all the first Nomad concept car was on a Corvette body. A number of sportwagon and panel van conversion of 70s Corvettes were made by specialty shops.
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While this kit is a panel van rather than a glassed station wagon conversion I included it here because the SW was a more popular conversion for the Vette and this kit could easily be modified.
 
 
WAGON 1978 Ford Pinto 2-door Station Wagon
MAKER MPC
#1-7828
(1977) 1/25
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See Above
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Build both stock wagon or custom "mini-van". Included woodgrain decals. Even a CB radio.
 
 
WAGON 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Kammback
MAKER Lindberg
#???
(???) 1/24
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WAGON 1979 Ford Pinto 2-door Station Wagon
MAKER MPC
#1-0739
(1978) 1/25
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See Above
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Build both stock wagon or custom "mini-van". Includes Pony-Express decals. Molded in Silver. Possible AMT re-release in 2003.
 
 
WAGON 1979 Pontiac Firebird Type K Sportwagon
MAKER USAirfix
#8041
(1980) 1/24
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The Type K (Kammback) Firebird was a concept car by Pontiac. Only two were built (one gold and one silver) by Italian coachbuilder Sergio Pininfarina in late 1997 and later updated to 1979 standards. The gold one was destroyed, but the silver one may still exist. Some custom replicas were created in the early 80s. Here is a photo from GM: (pic)
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Snap-together kit. Molded in Silver
 
 
WAGON 1979 Pontiac Firebird Type K Sportwagon
MAKER Lindberg
#6507
(1980) 1/24
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See Above
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Molded in Brown