Win an AMT Shelby GT350

15 January, 2015

Forget about tailor-made models — it’s time to check out some model kits from AMT; the perfect way to while away a few lazy hours while keeping out of the sun this summer. What better kit to build than this 1:25 Shelby GT350? Moulded in black, this beast comes with all the Shelby goodies — including Kelsey-Hayes wheels and Firestone tyres, chromed valve covers, grille and centred lights, and Shelby tail lights.

Thanks to good guys at Toymod Ltd — the New Zealand AMT distributors — have given us one example of the 1:25 Shelby GT350 to give away to a lucky reader, just answer the following question:

Q: What’s the origin of the ‘350’ in the GT350’s model name?


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Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.