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Cars > CorvairJim’s Garage > “The Mean Green Machine”


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M –55
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States


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Balboa777’s Profile Photo
Jul 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm
Ya, mine was a 2 in 1 kit, as you can see, i went with the dragracer.
typhoonsierra99’s Profile Photo
Mar 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm
thats just too rad I painted mine the same color but with buckskin interior around the same time you did this one!
CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Dec 22, 2010 at 11:11 am
It IS the Revell kit. I built mine shortly after it came out originally in about 2003. It was the same "2 'n' 1"kit as yours, but with different box art.

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Challenges 1 – 3 of 19

Challenges W: 15 L: 3


Current Challenges

“The Mean Green Machine” doesn’t have any current challenges.

Past Challenges

Photo of a 1969 Pontiac GTO

1969 Pontiac GTO

Owner: ChevroletBuick1

  • judge: 80 pts (win)
  • The Mean Green Machine: 65 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 29
  • Ended: Nov 12, 2011
Photo of a 1990 Mazda Miata

1990 Mazda Miata


  • LadyBug: 3 pts (loss)
  • The Mean Green Machine: 27 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 6
  • Ended: Nov 1, 2011
Photo of a 1965 Buick Riviera

1965 Buick Riviera

Owner: Maxicoop

  • Rivi: 22 pts (loss)
  • The Mean Green Machine: 28 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Aug 30, 2011

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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 model (The Mean Green Machine)

Last updated Sep 26, 2010  

Photo of a 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 model (The Mean Green Machine)


(Because this is a model car, I'll only accept challenges from other models, diecasts, and toys for it.)

This was one of those models that I had to build as soon as I heard that it was coming out. The review in 'Scale Auto' magazine said it would definitely be in the running for their "Kit of the Year" award and, as I recall, it won. This model was an extremely enjoyable build due to it being a subject that hadn't been available since 1968 and it's excellent parts fit. It ws made even better for me since neighbors of mine when I was growing up had a car just like my model - That's why I chose the colors I did for it.


Revell 1:25 scale 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 model kit

Factory Options

The Firebird 400 package, which included the 400 c.i.d. engine, handling suspension, Rally II wheels, 400 badging, and the trademark Pontiac 'arrowhead' emblem at the peak of the front bumper - the 400 was the only Firebird with that emblem in that location!
4-speed manual transmission
Hood-Mounted Tachometer
Redline Tires


Aftermarket Redline tires
Battery Cables
Spark Plug Wires
Wheel Valve Stems
Seat Belts
Turn Signal Stalk
Sun Visors
High Beam Switch
Dome light
Fully-Flocked Carpeting


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