Despite being a Snap Fit kit with only 32 parts, this kit results in a nicely detailed model. Quite surprising, given the single piece engine bay interior, six part cockpit interior (tub, seatbacks, dash, steering wheel, shifter).
As the Lesney company owned both AMT and Matchbox at the time of release, this kit was also released through Matchbox in Europe.
The Matchbox release was part of the 'Red Crown Range'.
The european 1979-1980 Matchbox catalog lists this same kit as PK-4158 in the 'Red Crown Range' but I have no info on a release with this number.
This kit is based on AMT's regular Rx-7 Snap Fit kit, but comes with a new body with a
big air dam, flared fenders and Vector type wheels with wide tires.
Quite a wild looking little kit !
If you happen to find one of these kits, do check the decals ! The decals are dry rub-on decals rather than the usual waterslide type. Dry decals will easily deteriorate (come apart from the backing film and crumble) over time !