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Probe GT - Ford's budget sportster
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 188 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 04:56 AM GMT+7
I grew up in the “Automotive Dark Ages”, among throngs of gutless econoboxes and the rusting hulks of the last survivors of the ‘70s. As far as being interesting for an automotive enthusiast goes, that era was pretty much a wash. However, I do remember as the ‘80s wore on that things started to change, and as I watched a new breed of “economical” performance cars came into being. These weren’t the rip-snorting muscle cars that my Uncle had raised me on and that I’d seen at car shows, but they weren’t the wheezing, soul-destroying, square-cornered beaters I’d seen for the last 10 years.

Rather, they were some interesting mix of the two. They had modern aerodynamics and front-wheel drive (unlike a true performance car, I still feel), but tried to recapture some of the fun of driving. A perfect example of such a car was the Ford Probe GT. I remember when it came out that it made quite an impact on me. Clearly, it did on others, too, since I remember seeing lots of them around. A sporty car for the masses, then, and one that helped to pave the way for it to be okay to want more than just a beige hatchback.
Because I remember the car so well, I was really happy to get my hands on one of the AMT Probe GT kits. It’s one of my earlier builds, but it still looks pretty good, so I thought I’d share.
Check it out, and if you ever drove one of these, let me know what you think!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/cars/125-amt-1989-ford-probe-gt/


Clunbb9
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California, United States
Joined: March 14, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
Oh wow, very cool kit as it rarely exists anymore and I doubt it would be one of those kits that ever get rereleased.
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 188 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:59 PM GMT+7
Thanks!

You're right that you don't see it often anymore. However, I would have agreed with you about the not likely to be reissued, but since we've gotten so much weird stuff from Round 2, and now the Drag Beretta is back out, who knows!

Maybe we will all get "Probed" anew one day!

Until that day, though, I also have the horridly ricey "IMSA" version in the stack. That poor beast is going to get murdered...