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Old 05-27-2014, 09:05 PM
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Default JL trio.........................

Quick shot of Johnny Lightning Dodges..................................




Happy Huntin'..........................

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Old 05-27-2014, 10:41 PM
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:06 AM
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:30 PM
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Great subject matter - I LIKE this one!


The ultimate 1970 - 1971 Dodge Challenger.
An R/T (440 CID), all black (triple black), with classic mag wheels, in this case;
Cragar SS wheels.
A lot of people get excited over the 426 Hemi in these cars but they were not very street drivable and terrible on gasoline consumption.
The 440 CID was very close in performance and much easier to drive.

I have just a few of them, all Johnny Lightning in these images.










The two ultimate Dodge Challengers - old and new - both black coloured
Note, I almost bought a new black coloured Challenger.



Commentary: there are some collectors who say that they prefer the Greenlight 1970 -1971 Dodge Challenger over the Johnny Lightning version.
I happen to disagree.
I love the JL casting.
And you have to realize it is many years older than the newer GL casting.
To me, there is something not right with the GL casting.
It has something to do with the wheel positioning and the fender well openings just not looking RIGHT.
I know that it is just my opinion, but I will stick with it.
BYW, I do have copies of the GL 1970 - 1971 Dodge Challenger.

Cheers. Cobra
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:47 PM
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Great subject matter - I LIKE this one!


The ultimate 1970 - 1971 Dodge Challenger.
An R/T (440 CID), all black (triple black), with classic mag wheels, in this case;
Cragar SS wheels.
A lot of people get excited over the 426 Hemi in these cars but they were not very street drivable and terrible on gasoline consumption.
The 440 CID was very close in performance and much easier to drive.

I have just a few of them, all Johnny Lightning in these images.










The two ultimate Dodge Challengers - old and new - both black coloured
Note, I almost bought a new black coloured Challenger.



Commentary: there are some collectors who say that they prefer the Greenlight 1970 -1971 Dodge Challenger over the Johnny Lightning version.
I happen to disagree.
I love the JL casting.
And you have to realize it is many years older than the newer GL casting.
To me, there is something not right with the GL casting.
It has something to do with the wheel positioning and the fender well openings just not looking RIGHT.
I know that it is just my opinion, but I will stick with it.
BYW, I do have copies of the GL 1970 - 1971 Dodge Challenger.

Cheers. Cobra
I think the JL is better,also.I will be hunting the black on black version.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:51 PM
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Hard call.............................................. .......







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Old 05-28-2014, 07:24 PM
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Thank you Lee for posting the additional information.
Always enjoyable to read information on the Dodge Challenger.

Cheers. Cobra
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:12 PM
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1:64 JL..............

1:24 JL................

1:18 Highway 61.................

Lovely Group..................

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Old 05-29-2014, 01:58 AM
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I found - and bought - this JL Collectors casting but have always thought there was something really 'off' about it but have not been able to put my finger on exactly what - as near as I can tell, it seems like the roof line is too low and (possibly) too short to the rest of the car. Overall, it just seems to short and 'squatty'. Is it just me?


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Old 05-29-2014, 04:22 PM
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Duncan, that is a really nice Johnny Lightning Collector Club casting.
You had to be a member to get it when they came out.
And they weren't cheap when you lived in Canada.
Thanks for showing it.
I have several other JL Collector Club castings either in boxes or tins that I have never photographed.
How-ever, here is one that I have that I did photograph:
The 1968 Yenko Camaro.





This one came in a big box with the tin inside.
I also have a Dodge Viper that came the same way.

Cheers. Cobra
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