ZAQ 178

My Daytona from 86/87

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ZAQ 178    64
ZAQ 178

   While it's smaller than usual, the story means as much as the car itself.

   I was 9 when MV came out (I'm 41 now). I became a fan of the show because of my mom (RIP 1991), without a doubt prob had a thing for DJ lol. I would sit with her everytime she watched it. Back in 86/87 (I think it was), I got a Christmas gift that I could never forget... the MV Daytona model! I remember building it best I could with what I had. 

  Mom passed in 91' due to cancer when I was 15. Life as I knew it took a major spin from the norm. Moved out of our house, everything packed up and put into storage for many years. So many years that I had grown up and started my own family. Long forgotten was that Daytona model (also had the Scaraab model too). Fast forward 3 years ago at 38 years old I receive a box from my dad. Thought it might be something I would want. It was that Daytona model I build as a kid! It was really busted up, missing most of its parts, broken windshield frame etc... looked like a pike of junk but kept it for the memories anyway. 

   So recently w/ my rewatching all the MV Ep again I started thinking about the Daytona model. I am & have always been a model car builder so I had lots of extra parts etc... so I tried my best to pick parts that closely resembled what the original Daytona looked like in an attempt to rebuild this car I made as a kid, but this time much better due to better model building skills. While it's not perfect, I did my best with what I had and the memories I get every time I look at it are beautiful. This is my Daytona. Thank mom!

 

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Mvice8489    71
Mvice8489

I love it!!   Interested in selling it?    BTW, weren't Crockett's plates ZAQ ...not ZAO ???

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ZAQ 178    64
ZAQ 178
7 hours ago, Mvice8489 said:

I love it!!   Interested in selling it?    BTW, weren't Crockett's plates ZAQ ...not ZAO ???

Well now this is odd that you say that because I think you might be right! My Daytona (old model of course) came w/ the plate ZAO178 when I got it as a kid. Did a google search for others and I'm seeing both ZAO178 & ZAQ178! Might have to have my user name fixed lol.

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Daytona74    487
Daytona74

That's a fantastic looking model, ZAO! :thumbsup:

I was about 13 when the big Miami Vice craze hit me (MV wasn't on TV here at all until late 1986), and I was able to proudly buy a Revell kit of the Miami Vice Testarossa with my saved up allowance. I put a lot of after-school time into building it, but sadly, somehow, it became lost somewhere over all those years. I will have to have a good look-around at my parents' house one of these days... :)

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ZAQ 178    64
ZAQ 178

   So... it appears my Daytona among other kits, has the wrong plate #! Therefore, my user name is wrong! I need this corrected like asap lol. Who here can help w/ that user name change?

   Thank you for the kind words on my Daytona. When I recently rebuilt it I tried to be as exact as I could.

  

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vicegirl85    386
vicegirl85

What a great memento!

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ZAQ 178    64
ZAQ 178

It really is. I went without from age 15 until age 37 or 38 and it made its way back to me.

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ZAQ 178    64
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19 hours ago, Mvice8489 said:

I love it!!   Interested in selling it?    BTW, weren't Crockett's plates ZAQ ...not ZAO ???

It's been fixed my friend! Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

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Mvice8489    71
Mvice8489

No problem.  

The license plate on my black '72 Vette convertible (closest thing I could find to a Daytona replica so far) is ZAQ 178 :)

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ZAQ 178    64
ZAQ 178

I like your style pal! Can you post a pic or 2 of it?

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Mvice8489    71
Mvice8489

I would but I have no idea how to do that

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ZAQ 178    64
ZAQ 178
22 hours ago, Mvice8489 said:

I would but I have no idea how to do that

You need to find a way to do this so I can see it. Take a few pics w/ your phone and upload them here like I did w/ my Daytona. Easy like Sunday morn pal!

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