Still haven’t gotten enough of the Broughmo-Muscle Car Era with today’s ’74 Charger? Well how about these mini ’73 Charger Special Editions, released in the late ’90s by Johnny Lightning?
The SE was an odd choice in the JL Muscle Cars series, sharing peg space at the store with a GTO Judge, Torino Cobra, AAR ‘cuda and others. But as a college-aged car guy at the time, I was completely smitten with these 1/64 scale Broughams.
Several color variations were released, and some even came with whitewalls! They were very detailed for their then-$2.99 price. The only problem was the wheels did not sit in their wheelwells very, um, well…
But I still acquired most of the releases. This dark red one was the first, then the white one with the black top. After that, I can’t really remember. Perhaps the slow release of Broughamtastic compounds were affecting my memory.
They’re certainly not the common-as-dirt 1969 Camaros and 1965 Mustangs commonly seen at your local department store. And for that reason, I still love these little SEs. Want something different? You got it!