Airfix Trans Am Kammwagen
PONTIAC TRANS AM TYPE K (KAMMWAGEN)
Model built August 2003 by Mark Reeves member of the Universal Modelling Society, Birmingham. Information provided by Mark.
Photographs by Chris Sweetman.
This car was an idea by Pontiac in the late 1970's to make an estate version of the popular Trans Am model. Two versions were made; one silver and one gold, by Italian coach builder Pininfarina and were paraded on the show circuit in the USA. Afterwards, Pontiac decided that the idea would be too costly so it was scrapped. Pontiac crushed the gold version but the silver one was spared. This is the vehicle on which this model is based.
This model is an Airfix 1:24th scale snap fit plastic kit that was available in the USA of the Pontiac Trans Am Type K (Kammwagen). It has been built as true to the surviving Type K as possible. Details include full carpeting, scratch built luggage (the same as was included in the real car) complete with straps and buckles, photo-etched door locks, reflective surface door mirrors and a painted and tinted rear light bar. Please note that the wheels are from a donor kit.