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  1. The least kitted bucket seat performance models of the 1960's era: '64-'70 Catalina 2+2 ('68-'70 were only available in Canada) - we won't count the abomination of the '65 Bonneville into the 2+2! '61-'66 Starfire (only Jo-Han's '63) '64-65 Jetstar 1 '65-'72 GS (only AMT's '66 and the Monogram 1/24th '70 GSX) Then you could also do others such as the '62-'63 Grand Prix, '66-'68 Grand Prix, '67-'68 Marquis, '67 Monterey S-55, '68 Mercury with the woodgrain option, '67-'68 Polara, '67 Marlin, Lincoln Continental Mark III, '69-'71 Sport Fury or '70-'71 Sport Fury GT, '69-'71 Chrysler 300, and some more Wildcats.
  2. I've thought the same thing. IF Round 2 could get licensing rights and 3-D scanned unbuilt Jo-Han kits and promos, that would be be another opportunity to bring back lost models. But I think the odds are about the same as the U.S. government paying off its debt!
  3. I didn't know there was a "New" Monkees. I remember the original put-together group.
  4. AMT went to the non-warping plastic in '61 on a few models. I have a yellow Starliner and a Falcon with no warp. The only Falcon that really warped was the '60, so I bought the kit version in styrene. I went to Hobby Lobby today and got a '66 Wiidcat to scratch build a correct interior with Evergreen plastic. I also got the Schwinn 10-speed bike.
  5. Ed, I remember Colonial. That looks to be 'a 66 Charger and new Polaras and/or Monacos. Those Darts were real popular, and it sounds like your family got its money's worth out of the car. I grew up on the west side, so didn't get over there very often.
  6. The first tub is definitely an AMT '63 Thunderbird. The seat pattern is different from the '61-'62, and it matches the interior tub in my '63 hardtop kit. The hardtop and convertible used the same tub based on my examination of my '62 convertible. The second tub matches the interior on my '64 Falcon hardtop promo. I couldn't find my '65 Falcon. I know people on this forum sometimes comment on the convertible tub being used on the hardtop kits and promos, so I imagine that's also the case with the Falcon sharing the same tub on both body styles. I am continually amazed by the knowledge on this forum!
  7. post some pictures, Dave; I rode in the back seat of a '26 T 2-door sedan several years ago, and must say it was a fun ride!
  8. You get no disagreement from me, Mike! There is a market for those not interested in building full detail kits.
  9. There isn't much demand for restoring Model T's, so you have to wonder what will happen to all of this stuff once he passes away. Thanks for posting, Bill.
  10. I'm not sure who made the truck in the background, and I don't know its scale as I've never seen it. But the decals on the truck are "GM" and "Detroit Diesel Allison". Detroit Diesel is based in Detroit and used that green color on their engines for decades. Allison Transmission and Allison Gas Turbine were based in Indianapolis. Detroit Diesel and Allison Transmission merged in 1970 to become a new GM division called Detroit Diesel Allison. Allison Gas Turbine remained a separate division. At some point, Allison Transmission no longer was coupled with Detroit Diesel, and was eventually sold by GM to another company. I don't know what happened to Allison Gas Turbine. Dad was involved in a project for Gas Turbine, but decided to stay in the Detroit area. By the way, Detroit Diesel was offering to employees a Nylint Detroit Diesel Allison truck in the mid-1970s. Dad asked my brother and me if we were interested in getting them and we declined. Dad bought one for himself and when I saw it, I could have kicked myself! I eventually picked up a couple.
  11. This one has been driving around the Detroit area for a number of years.
  12. I just read today of a woman who was missing for six months and then found under a pile of stuff in her bedroom. The police couldn't find her the first two times. That's pretty sad.
  13. the 442 also came standard with a rear stabilizer bar (unlike the GTO)
  14. Dennis, There is a lot of good information here regarding 2 LS6 Chevelles for sale recently: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Automatic - Automobiles and Parts - Buy/Sell - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org) 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 4-Speed *SOLD* - Automobiles and Parts - Buy/Sell - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
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