I have unbuilt examples of BOTH kits . The AMT Impala was re worked years back as the Original had working Headlamps and tail lights . Now in 1964, this was TECH CITY!!!!!!!!!!! Building this kit in 1964 was challenging only in regards to the battery box sandwiched between the body and the quarter panels . The subsequent re issues , continued with some of the Advanced customizing parts removed and was a decent replica of a 64 Impala until the Revell piece came out . The Revell Impala has an opening trunk, nice chassis detail and makes for a very nice stocker . Revell did several re issues as "Low Riders " too. You need to watch these if you want a stocker . AMT retained a lot of the NASCAR stock car racing pieces . you need to determine if this is your preferred route . Both depict the 409 engine so that is off the table .
I stopped reading SAE years ago . The critics who do the kit revues are too busy running down a DECADES old re issue to bother with how it makes the overall story look . I can't put credibility into a HACK job ................................
Harry, I as a Renegade Libertarian would NEVER argue that point sir . I was simply pointing up YOUR OWN words from the "Rants and Raves Days , NO Politics . I'm a lot of things and yes , I tend to cause problems in Political arenas as a volunteer lobbyist
Photobucket allows me to enhance a LOT of vintage photos . I'm in the exhibit business and most times , I'm very lucky to find old shots from the early 1920's that show details Building permits do not .