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Tom99

1966 AMC Ambassador

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I finished this 1966 AMC Ambassador in Scalefinishes AMC, Marquessa Light Mauve (P-21A).

It was a bear to assemble. A lot of cutting and fitting was required. There were deep gouges across the front fenders and hood.

The drip rail on one side, was missing.

 

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Hey Tom, nice save, color looks great on it...

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nice job on a rare kit.... nice save.  Too bad these old kits are so hard to come by..... in a few years, us old guys who knew the real cars of this age will be gone and so will a desire to build them, I fear.  Anyway, nice build, great color for that car.

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Yes, very nice paint and assembly; and a great color to boot!  Speaking of us old guys knowing the real cars, I distinctly remember a family trip up the road to Kenosha for a factory tour of the assembly line and marveling, as a six year old, at the line of '66 Ambassadors (and other Ramblers and AMCs) moving along as they became complete, new cars!  Reminded me of a car assembly line toy I wanted called "Barney's Auto Factory".   

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Very well done, it looks great !

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I've never seen that model before, and I've been building kits since the late 50s. There was an old doctor that lived across the street when I was growing up. He always had Ramblers and I remember one he had that was very similar to this.

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Very nicely done.  I have a soft spot for AMC's, since my first car was a Matador.

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Very nice!

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nice save  looks great 

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She's a beauty. My uncle had one almost identical. Our bishop had a black one with red interior.

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Beautiful. Great color. 

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Wow! Very nice. Growing up we had a neighbor who had one in a color I can only describe as close to Ford's Emberglow. 

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Looks very good

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Great looking model...

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Very nice job on a car that's simply not seen anymore! My Mom had a close friend for many years and AMC's were what she always bought including a car like this. These cars could be tough as nails if it weren't for the tinworm claiming a lot of them.

22 hours ago, Peter Lombardo said:

Too bad these old kits are so hard to come by..... in a few years, us old guys who knew the real cars of this age will be gone and so will a desire to build them, I fear. 

I was just talking to a fellow earlier at work before he left for the night about this very thing. He's a lot younger (mid 30's) and I was talking about the cars I used to see as a kid in the '60's that just aren't seen including this one. So yeah, it's a reality that as time goes on less and less of these types of cars will be talked about and built. :(

Edited by MrObsessive

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This sure looks good. 

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Very nice!

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Gorgeous build!!!

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22 hours ago, Shambles said:

I've never seen that model before, and I've been building kits since the late 50s. There was an old doctor that lived across the street when I was growing up. He always had Ramblers and I remember one he had that was very similar to this.

Me neither , never saw it in the last 50 years.

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That turned out really nice Tom. Great job.B)

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Beautiful save! Always nice to see a rarity like this in such a good shape!

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Very nice. I think that AMC was a much underappreciated company. They did build some rather nice vehicles in their time. It's a shame that most younger folks don't know what an AMC is. Fortunately for this 26 year old, I happen to love automobiles of all kinds.

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Really sweet. Great color choice.

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Very nice.  Excellent color choice.

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