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Vanishing Point – from Greenlight and others

Vanishing Point – from Greenlight and others

While we’re talking desirable Challengers, we would be remiss if we did not discuss the all-time most famous Challenger star car from the counter-culture cult car classic Vanishing Point. Lone driver Kowalski blasts across the scenic western countryside from Denver to San Francisco at the wheel of an ivory 1970 R/T, banging shifts through the pistol-grip-equipped 4-speed and laying copious strips of bias-ply rubber!

Diecast replicas of Kowalski’s ride are something of cult classics too.  A couple of models with full movie licensing have been made, plus numerous ‘unofficial’ versions.

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The newest stunt-double version to bear a striking resemblance to the movie star Vanishing Point Challenger — right to its 1970-vintage Colorado license plate “OA-5599” —  is GreenLight’s 1:18 383 R/T.

 

VP ChallengerOne of our favorite ‘unofficial’ VP Challengers was Highway 61’s. It had correct tags too, but it was a 440-Six-Pack car.

 

 

 

Vanishing Point HOW

For 1:64 collectors Johnny Lightning served up this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t know what all the fuss is about Vanishing Point? Check this — its far out!

 

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Updated: July 14, 2014 — 5:00 PM

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