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1965 Chevelle SS 396 Z-16

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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
1965 Chevelle SS 396 Z-16
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 7:41 AM

I found this kit at the last contest and vendor show I attended. I don't have a 65 Chevelle and wasn't aware that there was a Z-16. The instructions indicate that only 200 were built. So this will be a nice addition to my collection. 

I've started with cleaning up the body which was in great shape and primered it. I've also done some basic painting of other parts. Looks like most of them were red from pictures on the internet. I'm going to go with Light Metallic Blue as I don't have any Nassau Blue Metallic. I may buy a can since I won't have much opportunity in the next few days as it may rain for the next week. Interior will be black and white. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 4:30 PM

201 to be exact. 200 in red, one in yellow.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:40 PM

midnightprowler

201 to be exact. 200 in red, one in yellow.

I think its 200 hardtops and 1 convertible

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, May 09, 2019 10:12 AM

I have the 2-in-1 kit in the stash.  Haven't decided on color, yet.  Looking forward to yours!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, May 09, 2019 5:10 PM

From curbside classics

 

But Chevy also wanted in on the mid-sized action, where the Pontiac GTO had created a whole new genre. Their response was the mid-year 1965 Z16 SS396, of which only 201 were built. They were never advertised, although they got plenty of publicity otherwise. Dan Blocker (“Hoss” in Bonanza) was one of its big fans. Why Chevy didn’t put the SS396 into production in 1965 is a good question, and I’m surely not the first to ask. It was a wickedly fast machine, and those that got their hands on one were highly enthusiastic.

 

 

Just three colors were available, Regal Red, Tuxedo Black and a light Crocus Yellow

 

 

The the convertible from what I see is rumored, no documentation exists, and if it was built it was for GM bigwigs.

 

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:20 PM

Thanks, Prowler, Charger and MrMike! I appreciate the info and find it very interesting! Not sure what color yet and it is still raining! Grumpy

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, May 19, 2019 7:12 PM

I haven't gotten much done. Bad weather and some other rat-killin'. But I painted the inner fenders and underside of the top flat black and also painted the interior components with flat black and semi-gloss white. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Monday, May 20, 2019 1:20 PM

Masking is my least favorite thing to do!,but yours turned out perfect!!.

"to love it ,is to live it"

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