WISH LIST
RE-ISSUE

Old kits never die... they just go on eBay.

     Many kits have surfaced and faded over time but there are those timeless kits that are assured to be available most of the time. I have listed ten kits that are not currently being produced but are good candidates for a re-issue. Please vote for your favorite.

1956 Chevy Nomad 1957 Ford Country Squire
1960 Plymouth Sport Suburban 1961 Buick Special
1963 Chevy Nova (Chevy II) 1965 Lincoln Continental
1966 Cadillac Heavenly Hearse 1977 AMC Pacer
1990 Subaru Legacy GT 1993 Chevy Alternomad Caprice


NEW-ISSUE

     In a perfect world ever year, make and model is car would be readily available at the local hobby store as a finely crafted scale model (Oh, and they would all be free). However, the high investment cost of creating a new molding tool is not justified unless is can be sold to the masses (ie. another dime-a-dozen sports car).
     While some resin model companies (such as Modelhaus) have stepped up to the plate to create some fine Station Wagon models, there remain those elusive kits I would love to see realized. Here is a list of those vehicles.

1996
Buick Roadmaster Estate
(Collector's Edition)
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Collectors Edition
The last great American Station Wagon. This 18-foot gem was the last full-sized luxury Station Wagon produced. The collector's edition, (only available the last year) sported the nostalgic wood trim, special emblems and even a Corvette 5.7 V8. While a 92 Caprice Estate from Modelhaus could be converted into this grand vehicle, I would love to see a boxed version.
 
 
 
1972
Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds
442 Vista Cruiser
1972 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442 Vista-Crusier Indy Press Car
It is believed only 9 of this year and version were built (3 for general sale and 6 for the 1972 Indianapolis 500 as press and medical vehicles). The Vista-Cruiser was introduced in 1964 and the last glass-roof version was produced in 1972. It featured the skylight style sunroof over the rear section (modeled after passenger trains). I would like to see a late 60s / early 70s version of the Vista-Cruiser. Since the car from That 70s Show is a 1969 Vista-Cruiser, I had hoped some company would pick-up the TV connection.
 
 
 
1980s
Jeep
Wagoneer
1987 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER 4X4
Yes, it is a Station Wagon. While Jeep pioneered the SUV, you must still consider that the Wagoneer has always been based on the Station Wagon platform. Jeep (Willys) pioneered the all-steel station wagon in the 40s and the Wagoneers of the 80s were particularly nice.
 
 
 
1941
Chrysler
Town and Country
1941 Chrysler Town and Country
A noteworthy car in the history of automobiles. Styling up front (town) and classic wood in the back (country). Available for the 1941 and 1942 years. While the Danbury Mint has does its duty as creating a fine replica of this car, I would like to see a kit available.
 
 
 
1923
Star
Depot Hack
1923 Star Depot Hack
The 1923 Star Depot Hack was the first production station wagon. While AMT did creat a Ford Model 7 Depot Hack in the 70s, I would like to see someone put a Star kit on the market.
 
 
 
2004
Mercedes
E500
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Wagon
I would love to have one of these in the driveway