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Model Cars: AMC Matador by Steve Lohr

The Mata-Dorks are a group of guys from IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature who built the difficult-to-work-with AMC Matador model car. From The Crittenden Automotive Library's collection at http://www.carsandracingstuff.com


 


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