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MODEL KIT BAROMETER

October 2000      Vol 1 No.2

Past Issues: August 2000      Vol 1 No.1
 

Welcome to the Second edition of my model kit barometer. This is a guide to a selected group of current model kit values as I see them.  I will be picking certain kits which have had upward or downard movement in values recently, as well as those which may soon be affected or already are in transition.  The pricing represents my opinion on values and is obviously not the final word.  The statement that a model kitís value is what the market will hold or what someone is willing to pay is a crock of bull instigated by those selling kits at exorbitant prices and an excuse by those willing to pay them.  Be educated about your model kit purchases.  Ask your friends or check around with different dealers on prices for obsolete kits.  Donít let your hard earned money go to waste!!
 
GOING  UP !!!! PREV. VALUE NEW VALUE
Revell  Orange Crate
comment--off the shelf quickly and out of sight
$8
$13
MPC  Dunn & Reith f/c
comment--ultra scarce and desirable
$150
$200
MPC  Candies & Hughes f/c
comment--same as Dunn & Reith
$150
$200
Revell  Stone Woods and Cook 41 Willys
comment--was in plentiful supply earlier this year. Try and find one now.
$18
$25
MPC  Petty clear body 1/16 Nascar Charger 
comment--scarce. Only seen 2 this year.
$250
$400+
MPC  Chevy Open Road Camper
comment--a great kit and everybody wants one
$100
$150
AMT  Gremlin Modified
comment--hard to find kit, modified kits are scarce these days.
$75
$100
GOING  DOWN !!!! PREV. VALUE NEW VALUE
AMT  55 Cameo pkp
comment--absolutely unsellable kit
$5
$4
AMT  Ratpacker Nova
comment--was up a few months ago, too many on ebay drove price down
$25
$20
AMT  69 GTX
comment--still easy to find
$12
$9
Monogram Jeep CJ7 
comment--no interest in these kits
$12
$10
Johan  63 Olds Starfire
comment--a simple kit, not scarce yet
$27
low $20's
MPC  69 Charger 500
comment--too many reissues
$15
$11
STEADY AS SHE GOES/IN LIMBO PREV. VALUE
RM  Big T
comment--a future collectible, but not yet
$60
 
Monogram 39 Chevy sedan delivery
comment--a good kit and fairly plentifull
$12
 
AMT  69 GTX convertible
comment-still spinning its wheels
$13
 
MPC/AMT 82-91 Camaro kits
comment--decent kits but still out there if you want them
$12-14
 
SLEEPER
AMT reissue of the modified 66 Skylark, 69 Falcon and 65 Olds-starting to dry up and should rise in value by spring 2001
currently $9-10
2001 $12-14 projected

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