(big 91K) Andre sent in this picture of a
rare 1966 AMT brand 1:43 scale GTO. He bought it at a flea market. Click
to see the cool multi-image. He shows us the boxtop, the side of the
box, plus a view of the car in a display case with the instruction sheet.
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MPC made this 1966 Dyn-o Sidewinder GTO slot car kit. The third picture is of the slot car posed
beside the kit box. Thanks to Kenny Gregrich for emailing the image in. CLICK->
Here's another version of the MPC slot car set. This one has the Budd Anderson
customizing it which contains the funny car flip top, radically relocated blown
and fuel injected nitro snorting 389, super long hood scoop, big plastic slicks,
funny car windows and interior, driver figure, Hurst mag wheels. There is also
a "slot car pack" to make this model a mover, and an extra instruction sheet on
how to setup the car as a B/Stocker. CLICK->
Here is an assembled version MPC sold. It is made of WHITE high-impact
injection-molded plastic and comes complete with interior, roll-bar, driver,
glass, chrome bumpers, & tailight bezels. The running chassis is a the two-piece
adjustable aluminum sidewinder type with plastic drop arm. Its got the
"DYNO-CAN" Mabuchi motor and MPC wheels & tires. And it only costs $1.49! CLICK->
Larry Rawlings sent in this
Monkeemobile GTO model kit by MPC. The scale is 1/25. The side of the box
says "DESIGNED FROM THE "IN" CAR... THE GREAT GTO". Richard Cushing sent me a
photocopy of the 1967 issue boxlid. Here's a message I got from Richard:
"The Monkeemobile was created by a guy named Dean
Jefferies and later acquired by George "Batmobile" Barris. The model was
produced by MPC back in '67. There was a limited edition reissue by
AMT/Ertl (who now owns the molds) in 1989. The 1989 "Blueprinter" series
reissue was available through mail-order only and came in a plain white
cardboard box (I have one)." CLICK->
This is a paragraph about the AMT/Ertl Monkeemobile along with a black and white
drawing which appears on the instruction sheet for the 1989 AMT release.
This second picture is the top view of the model appears in the 1989 instruction sheet. CLICK->
Here's what the Blueprinter Monkeemobile model kit looks like. It was sent in
by Jim Gulley from Milwaukie, Oregon. CLICK->
This image was sent in by Warren Hanbury. He
says: "Here is a picture of my 66 Monkeemobile I bought from K-Mart
in 66 or 67 when I was a kid . The only thing I ever bought was model
cars. I still have dozens put away in my attic. I repainted it and
rebuilt it. The directions with the car are also original,
unfortunately I could not find the box." CLICK->
The AMT/Ertl box was re-done and is currently available.
The second shot is a front/side view of the colorful box.
The Monkeemobile model was re-issued in 1976 by MPC as Fonzie's
Dream Rod as a tie-in to the "Happy Days" TV series. This was our
Picture Of The Week for 3/29/98. This kit makes no
sense to me at all. The show was set in the 1950's. The car was a 1967
model. Did someone overlook the difference between years?
Ron Yoli (Cop980@aol.com), VP of the Pontiac Oakland Club Of Long Island
says "Hey Sean, I was looking for a MONKEEMOBILE, and ordered one from a
model guy in New Jersey. He sent me the car as an original FONZIES DREAM ROD!!
I was flabbergasted! I said, HEY! I wanted the Monkeemobile! However, IT IS
the same car!" Thanks to Ron for emailing the image to me! CLICK->
Here is the side view of the Fonzie box. CLICK->
You can see the plastic Fonzie among the parts inside the box. Aaayyyy! CLICK->
The instruction sheet and some of the model parts. GTO model cars SHOPPING at eBay with this one click!
This is a rare sight! Here is a
Japanese Monkeemobile model box. The image is very unusual in that it appears to be a
copy of the Monkeemobile design. The details in the image are not too realistic. They did
not stick to the original design of the car. This kit is 1/24 scale, with no mention of
The Monkees on this boxlid. The kit came out in 1983. Thanks to Paul Adams of Kingaroy
Queensland Australia for mailing the images to us. He says he can remember seeing the
real Monkeemobile that toured Australia in (he thinks) 1968, just before the Monkees
Here is what the instruction sheet looked like.
Get a load of the typical Japanese-to-English translation
errors. Instead of saying: "Take off the chrome plating on the places where
glue goes", they've said "Take off the silver coating for place of glue". CLICK->
Instead of saying "Be very careful", they've said "Be careful way".
Judging from the instruction sheet drawings, the model design did not
accurately represent the style of the real Monkeemobile.
This appears to be the same kit as above, but the box art was
a little different. The instructions seem to be the same layout as the previous
version. The image was supplied by Warren Hanbury. CLICK->
This was our Picture Of The Week for 6/17/01. It is yet another
version of the Monkeemobile kit by Imai. But this time there is a little controversy.
Timothy Sickle sent in this image. He tells us about it; It is molded in yellow, includes the Mooneyes graphics, as well as chrome five-spoke mags,
with chrome moon discs to cover them up. The interesting thing here is that a GTO club member
friend of mine tried to get one from Mooneyes after he saw mine, and was told that they were
not licensed, and that they forced the company (Imai) to cease producing them! Kinda helps
the collectibility, eh? Don't know if I'll ever build it - we'll see! CLICK->
Yes, it is the famous Pontiac GTO convertible from the
1960s with the equally famous Monkees in the car playing music.
This toy car is tin, 12 inches long, and has a friction motor. Wheels
are plastic with rubber tires. The figures are made of vinyl. This toy
was made by ASC in Japan. The car looks like a real Pontiac with the
souped up engine coming through the top of the hood. There is
a mechanism inside run by one battery that plays a record of the
Monkees singing. If it sticks, you have to push a
little plastic lever to reset it. The quality of the
recording is rough...but it is the Monkees alright. CLICK->
This is a hilarious Japanese toy adaptation of the GTO. Its called a GT 4000. This toy
could be motorized judging from the badly translated wording on the box; "Car Never
Stopping". It does say "Battery Operated". The styling of the toy is similar to the
Monkeemobile. This red car even has a parachute pod on the back of it. Typical of Japanese
toys of the period, the box art differed from the actual product a little. In this case,
the artwork on the boxlid looks more like a Cadillac front grille than anything. CLICK->
Not a model kit, but a Monkees game. You can see the signatures
of Peter Tork and the rest of the Monkees here. CLICK->
Oh boy. There was a GTO that looked like a Mustang? It cost
98 cents. Some of the optional parts included spotlights and dorky fender-mounted
Here is a 2-in-1 image of this one. Thanks to Larry
Rawlings for sending in this 1966 GTO model kit by MPC.
The scale is 1/25. The side of the box says it is "A Budd Anderson Master Kit". CLICK->
Another view. CLICK->
This is what the side of the box looks like with the "transparent"
view of how the engine can be placed far back into the passenger compartment. CLICK->
This is a diecast car. 1966 GTO. From Larry Rawlings
who says it is 1/18 scale. GTO model cars SHOPPING at eBay with this one click!
Toward the bigger end of the scale, here is a diecast
1/18 scale car. This is the first one of its kind offered by Ertl which has
opening hood and doors with steerable wheels. The color is Tiger Gold. This
one was found at an online auction. CLICK->
A pair of these gold GTO diecast cars was recently
customized by Ned Anello. They were put up for auction. CLICK->
Here they are out of the boxes. Andre Rayman
bought the pair at an online auction. CLICK->
This is a side view of one of the cars. The auction
benefitted the Muscular Dystrophy Association. CLICK->
Closeup of the one-of-a-kind graphics. CLICK->
The customizer swapped the Rally I wheels for different
ones that resemble Hurst wheels. These eventually became an Ertl
mass-produced item. CLICK->
Revell Monogram released this 1966 GTO in 1998. Another
photo from Larry Rawlings. The first photo shows the
box top. Revell used a photo of an actual car. The second one shows the side
of the box. This time you are looking at a model. He bought this kit at
This is the new Revell Royal Pontiac 66
GTO. It's basically the same kit as the stock Revell 66 GTO with
the addition of Hurst Mag wheels instead of Rally I wheels. It also has
different decals. The scans of the box art were sent in by Paul Dorton
who says: "I thought it was interesting that
to replicate the original will require painting the different colors on
the side. I really expected them to come as a decal, like most NASCAR
kits do. There are different decals for the gold and the black cars.
The kit also includes a resin, pre-painted, Tiger driver figure. It is
nicely done." CLICK->
Revell later came out with a re-issue called "Real Muscle" which featured a red version
of the 1966 GTO kit. Model number 85-2873. That's a neat background with the black-and-white
fan belts hanging on the wall and stuff. The second shot is of the side of the box.
It has a Tri-Power engine under the hood. Does the engine really run? See the wording on
the box. They say that Pontiac owns the arrowhead, the word GTO and the body design.
That's interesting. The box carries a blue "GM" logo stating that it is a GM official
licensed product. CLICK->
This is a slot car set featuring a 1966 Pontiac GTO and a Ford Mustang GT 350.
Good old American muscle cars can duke it out in miniature.
The track length in this set is almost 15 feet. This set features a 1:24 scale
track with 1:32 scale cars. The brand name is Carrera Evolution. The set is
called "Muscle Car Showdown". I found this set at the Strongsville Hobby Shop
for $119.99 and the part number is 25902. It comes with the Green 1966 GTO. You
can pick up the cool black one with the flames separately. CLICK->
Knafel 1/18 scale Tin Indian from Ned Anello
(NED.ANELLO@prodigy.net). This ERTL '66 GTO has been modified to look
like the Knafel Pontiac "TIN INDIAN". Later, Ertl has added one or
both of these to their production line. CLICK->
Take a close look at this cool garage diorama that Matt Dillon built for his Gold
1966 GTO hardtop. I believe the 66 is a 1:18 scale die-cast. Look at all this
stuff in here. On the floor I see; a roll around tool box, engine stand with a
half built engine on it, creeper, jack stand, floor jack, battery charger, a second
tool box, and a gas welder. On the workbench I see; a vise, window cleaner, air
tools, sockets, oil can, battery, wrenches, fan belts, and a TV. There's a black
65 GTO on the other side. We've got a close up of that too, in the 1965 Model Lot.
This is from From Mark Nagel
who says: "The picture is a 1/43 scale 1966 GTO made by Sabra. It is from
their series that was available in the 1960's. It is diecast with plastic
chassis. Detailing is fair and the trunk opens. I have seen them in red
and white. If other collectors have GTO's or other Pontiac promos for sale
or trade, they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always have cars
to trade. - Mark Nagel, Crystal Lake, Illinois" CLICK->
Montero Red 1966 GTO convertible dealer promo model.
The first picture is from Mark Nagel. The second is from John Witzke. CLICK->
John Witzke from Iowa photographed his 1966
GTO promotional model which was available at Pontiac dealers in 1966. This one is
Platinum in color. John points out that all 1966 GTO promo models had silver painted
exhaust. This model is in near mint condition. According to John, the current value is $525. CLICK->
Blue Charcoal 1966 GTO promo model owned by John Witzke. CLICK->
John Witzke sends in this picture of his Burgundy 1966 GTO promo model.
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