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A Blast from the Past! GMP American Muscle!!

Digging into the mould vaults, GMP is back with a blast from the past, welcome the 1:18 scale Pontiac GTO based on the 2006 car.  In addition to diecast metal panels and a full 350 access model, the piece provides an adequately detailed look at the 6.0 LS2 V8 engine.  Two colours will be made available, they include Black and Red.  Suggested retail $139.99 US.  Both specimens should arrive in November 2022.

Product# 18980 / 18981

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8 Responses to "A Blast from the Past! GMP American Muscle!!"

  1. JIMMY says:

    One of the negative drawbacks to recycling molds from 15 years ago is that often times, you still get those rough-around-the-edges issues that were more of the norm from the hobby during that time period. I know this one has carpeting and likely a feel touch ups, but the overall shape of the car itself is a bit off.

    I wish AutoArt attempted this with their old Holden mold, but with Pontiac touches. That would’ve been the proper GTO.

    I feel like this one was made for someone who regretted not buying one brand new 15 years ago. And at $139 suggested retail price.. that’s a bit steep for carpeted interior on an old mold.

    • Aaron says:

      Better still, I’d love to see Autoart make in 1/18, the PONTIAC G8 in black WITH FULLY OPENING PARTS

    • DS Team says:

      Agreed. The model does show its age as it is not polished as one would say.

    • AJ says:

      i rather would like to see AA making updated version of HSV GTO… just because the US (Pontiac) version is just plain ugly…

      • Aaron says:

        To each his own, butI say Autoart should make both for those who either prefer the HSV or the Pontiac. I prefer the Pontiac. Especially for the glory of the fact that this was Pontiac’s last model before GM murdered the marquee

  2. JIMMY says:

    I agree with both of you actually.. in fact I want one so badly that I’m willing to compromise and call it a deal if they make a LHD Holden.. that would make it closer to a Pontiac for me.

    • Aaron says:

      I personally prefer it with the Pontiac fascia. It makes it look sharper IMO. Plus I also love the Pontiac logo, even though I know that’s superficial

  3. Smn says:

    Beautiful!!! Underrated car!!! I have the Monaro by AA. Nice model and it keeps his age well

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