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  • Member since
    November 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Classic Car Collection
Posted by Classic Plastic on Friday, February 28, 2020 9:08 AM

I inherited 15 or 20 classics from my cousin, Mike (who passed away in 1997). I estimate they were built in the early to mid 60's. He was my major inspiration in the hobby. Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.

63 Fury

62 Bonneville

64 Impala

63 Imperial

64 Grand Prix

 

 

Kevin
  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:05 AM

I enjoy seeing these old builds brought back into the light, from whatever old box or attic they have been living in.  I remember building the AMT 63 Imperial back then, and also an AMT 64 Pontiac, but it was a Bonneville convertible, not a Grand Prix.  Thanx for sharing these with us.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 2, 2020 7:17 AM

Cool collection of 60s classics.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    September 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:27 AM

Wow, gorgeous models. A nice addition to anyones collection. Consider yourself lucky to have them !!!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

  • Member since
    November 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:19 AM

Thanks for everyone's gracious comments. I might add, spray can paint wasn't as accessible back in the day. Most models, that where painted, were done by hand. 

 

 

Kevin
  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, March 13, 2020 4:30 PM

Just from what I can tell in the photos, a couple of those appear to be promos, not kits.

I have seen 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix promos in that exact color combination, and often times, a model with the interior the same color as the exterior can indicate a possible promo as well, which makes me think that the '64 Impala might be one as well.

The best way to tell for this vintage of model is to check to see if the model has an opening hood, and if there is a separate engine present, or of there is just an "engine plate" covering the hole in the chassis.

It would be interesting to know, and beneficial to you to know as well, whether these are indeed model kits or promos.

 

 

 

Steve 

  • Member since
    April 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:04 AM

Thanks for this. Very desirable group of cars. Enjoy!

Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Member since
    November 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:12 PM

Thanks guys! You are 100 percent correct Steve. The Grand Prix & Impala convert. are promos. There were two or three more promos in my cousin's collection. Some of them were painted. Here's a few more that have been posted previously. Thanks for your comments.

Kevin
  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:57 AM

Oh My!

 I never thought I would see my Holy Grail! Love that Imperial! Ain't nothun wrong with the OldsmoBubble either

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