Part of the Johnny Lightning Classic Plastic series. There were several 1/64 die casts with miniture representations of old model car boxes. The die cast cars were done up to look something like the vehicles on the original boxes. The trouble is, this did not always work out perfectly. Note that Boonedocker Blazer. That's depicting a '69 or '70 Chevy Blazer. But the original AMT kit with that box art was a '72 Blazer. The Feathers decal package was only offered on real Brazer in 1972. But, Johnny Lightning's die cast Blazer is a '69 or '70. So they modified the box art on their miniture box to match their Blazer. It was still cool. I bought it and several others in the same series. Most of the series represented AMT and MPC kits. There were a few JoHans also. Plus one Aurora. And even one Pyro! Fun series. Now that Round 2 has regained the rights to Johnny Lightning, it would be fun to see them do more of them.
Are you sure Rob, about the tooling for the '70 Grand Prix? The '71 and '72 Grand Prixs are very closely related to the '69 and '70s, true. But there are enough changes to '71, in both the front and rear ends, that I could see a all new body at least being tooled up. There were no real changes to the chassis, engine, or interior. The main roof panel would have stayed the same. But, look how sculptured the rear deck is on the '71s and '72s. With that and the completely different front end, It leaves me hope that the '69, '70 body tooling may have been left unmolested. Allowing the '70 to maybe come back some day. Now, I don't know where I got the idea it was to be happening soon. But, I thought I saw something pop up on an ad on another website about this. I was clicking through what ever I was looking at very quickly. And when I tried to click back to see the ad again, it was gone. So I'm not 100% sure what I saw. Other that the box art for the MPC 1970 Grand Prix kit.
Okay #1. What should be a no brainier for Revell. A '57 Nomad. I'm not a big fan of the '57 Chevy. I like them okay enough. But I like '56s and '55s better. And I have enough '57s in my collection. With one big exception. A nicely proportioned stock '57 Nomad. 2. Somebody needs to do a nice '70 Mercury Cyclone. Shouldn't be to hard for Revell. They have most of what they need in their very nice '70 Torino kit. (Another Mercury that needs to be done is a '67 Cougar.) 3. A stock '70 Charger R/T. 4. What should be another no brainier. A '57 Ford Ranchero. 5. A stock version. Molded in white of their Starsky and Hutch Torino. With a single 4 barrel carb set up. The carburation set up on this kit is my main reason for me not buying it. (And yes I know I could dig through my parts box and fix it myself. But why should I?) That and the colored plastic. There are many, many more I could wish for. This list could go on forever. But, there you got my top 5.
GM ordered all divisions to stop offering multi carb setups starting on their '67 models. The only factory allowed exception was for Corvettes. But, plastic model kits? Multi carb set ups were cool. A several model car kits came with them, even if the real cars did not. MPC's fullsize Pontiacs come to mind. I believe they were all tri power cars. And they could not really be built stock, other than the '66. Which was still available with tri power. And your right Pete. Chevrolet did not offer a Impala Super Sport after 1969. Does mean the model kit followed suit. Why should they? SS's were cool. Kits were mainly sold to kids. And we kids were not likely to know that there was no Impala SS for 1970? There was in the previous 8 years.
In someways this is like asking me which is my favorite child. It's almost impossible to say. If I do need to be pinned down, it may be AMT's '57 Thunderbird. Not the greatest kit in the world. But one that had a major impact on me as a kid.