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  • New Casting : 1978-1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

    The pulse is slowly getting stronger with JL . . . .

    From their FB page:

    THE FULL MONTE
    JOHNNY LIGHTNING 1978-1980 CHEVY MONTE CARLO TOOLING MOCKUP (1:64)

    The 3rd Gen Monte Carlo is coming to JL with all new tooling! With 2 front cores and 2 rear cores in this tooling, we’ll be bringing the ‘78, ‘79, and ‘80 models out in amazing 1:64 detail! With newly-tooled JL wheels and an opening hood with detailed engine, this is one magnificent Monte mockup!
    3D-Printed tooling mockup subject to improvements in production.


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        This is a good indicator for JL, but what of AW?
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        • #5
          That’s one nice looking late 70s Chevy. I think they even did the stance close to the real thing, if not correct. Greenlight could learn a few things here.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jt3 View Post
            This is a good indicator for JL, but what of AW?
            I think they are trying to make Auto World more modern car/muscle car/stock JDM focused, and leave the malaise, Radwood era, tuners, etc. to JL.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GCU 2.0 View Post

              I think they are trying to make Auto World more modern car/muscle car/stock JDM focused, and leave the malaise, Radwood era, tuners, etc. to JL.
              I agree. Johnny Lightning would be more likely to do something like a Ford LTD II, while Auto World cranks out a Torino GT or something.
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              • #8
                Another car I have owned (Mine was a 305ci Auto) here's a photo of it outside my parents house. (I've been looking for a model of it. All that i've come across is Hot Wheels' 'MonteZooma' which would need work converting to an original car). Glad somebody is eventually making one. (Still waiting for my 442.!).

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                • #9
                  Totally awesome!🙂
                  Due to the recent budget cuts,
                  the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                  current state of the economy, the light at the end
                  of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MeltedPintoMan View Post

                    I agree. Johnny Lightning would be more likely to do something like a Ford LTD II, while Auto World cranks out a Torino GT or something.
                    LTD II, maybe a T-bird or Elite from JL, where AW would be doing a GT version of the Torino/Montego or maybe a Mercury Cyclone.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Motorcade View Post
                      Another car I have owned (Mine was a 305ci Auto) here's a photo of it outside my parents house. (I've been looking for a model of it. All that i've come across is Hot Wheels' 'MonteZooma' which would need work converting to an original car). Glad somebody is eventually making one. (Still waiting for my 442.!).

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                      nice Monte Carlo. I’ll be on the lookout for these. As my sister owned a 78 back in the day, my Dad owned an 80, and I’ve owned this 80 since the mid 90’s.

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                      • #12
                        It is nice to see more new JL castings and the fact they are still scale accurate. Would be nice to see some old JL castings get retooled. Maybe we should start a post on here where we suggest old JL castings that deserved to be redone in true 1:64 scale.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jt3 View Post
                          This is a good indicator for JL, but what of AW?
                          I found on 3000toys this morning that Auto World is making a ‘77 Lincoln.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post
                            It is nice to see more new JL castings and the fact they are still scale accurate. Would be nice to see some old JL castings get retooled. Maybe we should start a post on here where we suggest old JL castings that deserved to be redone in true 1:64 scale.
                            I’ve just started a JL thread for this.
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                            • #15
                              It is about time one these manufacturers make a decent version of this generation Monte Carlo. Hot wheels had a version of the 78-79 Monte Carlo, but it was a tacky low rider with T top. I have that one because it is the first time I ever saw this generation M C in 1:64. Will be looking forward to this one! I like that they will be making the double headlight 78-79 version as well as the quad headlight 1980 version, one of my favorite Monte Carlos.

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