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  • 1980s Mopar Magic wagons coming

    It seems that they will be making the first Chrysler minivans from 1984-90.
    - Burton W. Pine

  • #2
    Some family members did have a first gen Caravan.

    I am glad to see these, as they are an important part of motoring history. But, what about a Ford Model T? We have had a ton of "T-Buckets" and other hot rods, but stock Model Ts in true 1;64 are pretty much non-existent, with the Efsi, Corgi, Matchbox, and Tomica Ts being much larger.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
      But, what about a Ford Model T? We have had a ton of "T-Buckets" and other hot rods, but stock Model Ts in true 1;64 are pretty much non-existent, with the Efsi, Corgi, Matchbox, and Tomica Ts being much larger.
      Yes, the factory Model T, one I'm hoping for as well, has been overlooked often in 1/64. I would guess that there isn't much interest but who knows?

      There is also a High Speed T regular roadster back when these Caravans were in showrooms, but isn't well done.
      - Burton W. Pine

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      • #4
        THE ORIGINAL CARPOOL-LANE CARAVAN
        AUTO WORLD 1984-1990 DODGE CARAVAN & PLYMOUTH VOYAGER (TRUE 1:64 3-D PRINTED TOOLING MOCKUP)


        In 1984 Chrysler changed the game of family cruisers with the introduction of the Dodge Caravan and the Plymouth Voyager. Unlike vans of the past, the new “Mini-van” packed a ton of suburban utility into a small package. Ditching the body-on-frame and RWD van layouts of the past, these new FWD unibody vans allowed for lower floors and increased interior storage capacity. Third-row seating options let families pack in the kids, their friends, and their luggage for a long yet comfortable road-trip. Despite its obvious upsides, the minivan has always been a punching bag among car enthusiasts for its perceived “boring” options and lack of speed. That attitude received a bit of an adjustment when Chrysler introduced the turbo engine into their face-lifted Caravans and Voyagers in the late 80s. Now with a bit of tuning and elbow grease we’ve seen many Turbo-Dodge enthusiasts turn these family cruisers into surprisingly fast and underestimated sleepers on the drag-strip.

        With 4 different front cores we’re able to release the Dodge and Plymouth vans both as their original historic family cruiser counterparts and their later turbocharged variants.

        Due Late 2022. Tooling Mockup subject to improvements.


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        • #5
          This is a stellar model choice. Been wanting someone do a legit 64 replica of the 1st gen Mopar mini vans for several years now.

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          • #6
            Another car where I prefer the little car than the 1:1. I didn’t follow the minivan craze and bought the Taurus wagon instead though I have ridden in these on some business trips in the 80s.
            Last edited by poindexter; 02-19-2022, 11:13 AM.
            Signed,
            John Ackmann
            Adult from 1979 A.D. to present

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            • #7
              Looks great. They should do well with these. You have the potential for a million colors/designs, just like the squarebody Chevys. Looking forward to some legit woodgrain on the side of these. Not my first choice of potential K-car variants to make, but it's OK. I would have preferred they mocked up that Turbo 2.2 for a host of Daytona/Laser models. Maybe someday someone will even make the first 4-eyed '80s Chargers and Turismos in small scale. Can't hurt to dream, right?

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              • #8
                There are many cars, vans, and trucks that have yet to be offered in 164t5 scale. It is great to see the first-generation Chrysler mini vans being offered in 1/64th scale. We owned one of the early ones so would be neat to be able to add a small scale version to my collection.

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                • #9
                  I sold them new back in the day. I don't see me buying any now.

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                  • #10
                    There is something for everyone in life but I'll pass myself.
                    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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                    • #11
                      It's something different. I like it! There's nothing wrong with a few "ordinary" cars among the countless Mustangs and Chevy trucks.

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                      • #12
                        Even if you don't like it, it's nice to see companies come up with some out-of-the-box thinking models like these.

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                        • #13
                          Awesome! My Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Rich had a 1st-generation Plymouth Voyager for a good while that they bought used way back in 1996 now after they and their two then young at the time sons, Joseph and Christopher moved to Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. to start a new life when my Uncle Rich took a new job at Campus Crusade For Christ's headquarters near Orlando, all four relatives moved to Florida, U.S.A. all the way from then newly Post-Communist Poland! Amazing! I still remember that now old Plymouth Voyager pretty well! Thanks for bringing back some great memories of my, Joseph, and Christopher's younger years and their and their parents, my Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Rich's first several years living here in the Good Ol' U.S.A., Auto World! Kudos!

                          I'd also like to see the somewhat rare, even when new, longer wheelbase panel van version of the 1st-generation Dodge Caravan, which was also called the Ram Van tooled up as well. Especially an ambulance version!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
                            I sold them new back in the day. I don't see me buying any now.
                            Ha! the other day I saw a cherry one complete with wood texture siding. Super clean. The deep, dark side of me wanted it badly. Sooo nerdy.

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                            • #15
                              My son sent me the instagram picture of this release over the weekend- very exciting series for me. My parents had a loaded1985 Voyager with the 2.6 4 cylinder. Took my date to her senior prom in it when it was new. Looks like typically awesome AW castings and detailed paint will be forthcoming. Here's a picture of my dad's at Michigan State University taken in '86.
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