That is correct. But the kit has a separate cluster that is on the chrome tree. The 64 convertible and the stock 65 GT350 use one style. The 66 GT350 has a different gauge cluster but is in that kit. Also the race 65 GT350 kits have a race only gauge pack!
I don't know why it has not been issued in kit form. All the parts exist. When I built mine the white stripes were hard to find. Mine are Fred Cady but one of the last 66 GT350 kits had white stripes in it.
BTW. Only 4 original 66 GT350 convertibles made in 66. I plan to build another one in blue. Only parts the real cars had that the kits don't have is AC! All 4 converts had AC. Shelby did commission some continuation converts later on in the late 80's or early 90's. I have a list of the four original convert serial numbers, 6S2375 Green/gold side stripes, supercharged auto. 6S2376 Yellow/white side stripes, 10 spoke wheels, 4 speed. 6S237 Red/ white side stripes, 4speed, chrome wheels. 6S2378 Blue/ white side stripes, 10 spoke wheels auto?
My LHS sold out of the Del Rio in days along with the 71 Ranger. To my surprise and theirs, they still had 2 of the 69 F100s. So I got one of them.
Same thing happened with the Revell 70 Hemi Cuda. I got one of the first ones and it was so hot I traded mine away for a vintage kit I could not pass up. Funny part was that when the 2nd batch came out I grabbed one right away. I noticed that Revell fixed the 7 cylinder distributor that the first batch had!
Also a little piece of trivia. Did you know that the Superbird is the only Mopar that the 426 Hemi was available in that did not have any engine badges anywhere on the outside? Every 2nd gen 426 Hemi car had either 426 or a HEMI badge somewhere outside except the Superbird!
Nice project! I have built two of these and they are good kits. I built my first one close to 30 years ago when this first came out. My only mod was changing the wheels for rallys from the TA Challenger kit. My second one I built recently and still added the rallys. I also cut the exhaust from the rear axle separating them and adding rear shocks.
I'm sorry to hear your friend has some hard challenges going on in his life. While I'm not sure how this is helping I will gladly post my Chevelles for you both to enjoy. I have built all of these and have many more to do.
66 Chevelle SS 396 Lindberg kit
66 Chevelle Wagon Revell kit
67 Chevelle SS 396 Revell kit
68 Chevelle SS 396 conv. Garage Cast Resin, AMT 69 donor.
69 Chevelle SS AMT kit
70 Chevelle SS 454 Revell kit
71 Chevelle SS 454 AMT original kit
72 Chevelle SS 454 AMT kit
Here is my wife's real 71 Chevelle Malibu that we built in our garage.
The doors are the same 68-70. Only the 70 R/T had a fake scoop attached to the door covering up the two scallop intentions. But that only applies to the factory correct cars. The movie cars are all customs.