Here's a 1980s effort to model my first car. I took an AMT 57 Chevy and swapped roofs with an MPC 57 Gasser, then I used paint that came with the 1:1 car when I got it. The model sat unassembled in the attic for decades because I wasn't happy with the roof swap. Then, I glued it together after purchasing the modern Revell 57 Bel-Air, to sort of get a practice run:
And here is my modern-era build:
The mag wheels on the back came from a friend's Camaro that he was taking back to stock. I had a mishap when I tried to install Moon disks that left me with two leaky stock rims. The things we learn about cars in high school.... The black humps on the package shelf were some 1970s add-in speakers. Only one channel worked, which altered the sound of Sgt. Pepper.
I built mine with single exhaust. I wanted duals but could never afford it working part-time after school at a grocery store.
The "street machine" air cleaner that came with the kit looks almost exactly like the one on my otherwise stock 283. It came with a generator when I bought it, but a friend with a 56 4-door helped me convert it to alternator power.
Alas, I had to sell the 1:1 in 1988 for $1400. I have dreams I still own the car, and the model sits on a bookshelf in my office at work.