1972 Chevy Vega Pro Stock

This is the 1/25 scale 1972 Chevy Vega Pro Stock plastic model car vehicle kit from MPC by Ertl.

MPC 1972 Chevy Vega Pro Stock Plastic Model Car Vehicle Kit 1/25 Scale #877
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Spotlight Review

 
"Grump must be spinning in his grave"
wityak58
I saw this car race back in the day and have a love of these early pro stocks. The body on this MPC offering is a lovely piece. Mold lines and sink marks are virtually non-existent and the one piece glass fits tight, however, the body would benefit from some panel line scribing. The instructions advise that the glass should be cut into separate pieces, but you can get away without this added complexity. The period correct Crager Super Trick wheels and pad printed tires are also well done and appear accurate. The decals are also a big plus. Unfortunately, the chassis plate, with all underside detail molded in, is for me, a major let down. Use the lower holes for mounting the front wheels as the upper set will cause the front to sit too low and drag the headers. In addition, the supplied engine, a big block Chevy, is incorrect as this car ran a 331 c.i. mouse motor. The engine is paired with an integrally cast automatic transmission, which is also incorrect. The kit comes with many extra parts, I assume these are included to facilitate building something other than the Jenkins car, but does not include racing necessities, such as a tach and fire extinguisher. For better accuracy the area under hood should feature aluminum panels. The roll cage is also simplified, lacking an X brace behind the driver and the main hoop is too short. If you hope to build a more accurate replica, you had better have a well stocked parts box and be willing to scratch build. Despite the inaccuracies and compromises, the built kit will look nice on your shelf. I’m hoping to see more reissues of these vintage drag race subjects.

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Specs

  • MPC Product Number: 877

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Reviews

  
 
"Ok Kit"
saccomarx
Kit was OK, fit was pretty decent for an old MPC kit, decals around the windows were a problem for me, so one side has only the bottom and I left it off the other. Other decals were pretty good. The engine didn't look good to me, so I used the engine from the Pro Street Nova from AMT, which required some fitment, and the headers hung too low, but it looked good when fit. Recommend to a modeler with a few kits under their belt. See my build video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TuYd4vRwQkQ

 
"Awesome pro stock addition"
jeff-sharonhelms
Nice model for any avid hot rod, pro street or pro stock enthusiast. Love mine, got a second on the way

 
"Vega"
Ourgreenacres92
Looks to be a really good kit. Love vegas. In 1982 i bought one when i left Ft Gordon GA. Should have bought 2. Tires are really nice. Very little clean up on body. May have to rescribe some lines for depth. Nice decals. Can only be built as grumpy's, unless you find or have other parts. Fast shipping.