Monogram 1965 / 1966 Mustang
made into a rally style car.
is the "R" version of that kit, though they make
3 or 4 different kinds of the same kit. This kit is one
of my favorites, it's easy to build and the detail is very
this kit I made modifications. I lowered the front end some,
and radiused the front wheel wells. It has a 289 engine,
which I wired and detailed some. The decals are out of different
kits, some of them Slixx.
"R" kit has a great set of rims. Also the correct
front lower valance panel, no back seat, tower brace bar,
and the correct rear window. (the rear window has a gap
between the roof line and glass. On the real cars, that
was to let heat out of the interior because the real race
cars were so hot inside).
other 2 versions of the kit are the Shelby stock version
(also released as the black "H" Hertz version)
and a convertible Pace Car version, among others. All the
kits share some of the same parts, all are great kits.
1965 and 1966 are the same basically, though a '65 has small
rear side windows, and on a 1966 the openings used louvers,
probably to cut costs.
car is painted with Testors Gloss Yellow and Gloss White.
picture of this model mustang was in a Scale Auto Contest