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I started off with a Revell 1966 Chevy Impala SS 396. I wanted to get close to a factory color "Marina blue" with a matching two tone blue interior.

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You got the color as close as you can get to Marina Blue. The interior looks almost factory. The two tone interiors in the Super Sports, the colors were just a couple of shades different from one another. Had a new SS in Danube Blue with Black Bucket seats. A 396 car with a 4 speed and the optional instrumentation that was mounted between the Console and the bottom of the Dash Board. This included a Tachometer where the Clock would normally be. And the Console had four gauges with Water Temp. - Oil Pressure _ Alternator - and Clock. This kit is a very good example of the Super Sport.  I look forward to the rest of your build.  

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10 hours ago, espo said:

You got the color as close as you can get to Marina Blue. The interior looks almost factory. The two tone interiors in the Super Sports, the colors were just a couple of shades different from one another. Had a new SS in Danube Blue with Black Bucket seats. A 396 car with a 4 speed and the optional instrumentation that was mounted between the Console and the bottom of the Dash Board. This included a Tachometer where the Clock would normally be. And the Console had four gauges with Water Temp. - Oil Pressure _ Alternator - and Clock. This kit is a very good example of the Super Sport.  I look forward to the rest of your build.  

I built my 2nd one as a Caprice Hardtop in Marina Blue, with a Black Vinyl Roof and Strato Bench seat, and the 1st one was built from an AMT kit as a Convertible in Aztec Bronze. I love these cars.

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Alix, I think that the '66 Impala has already been dropped. I am in the same boat trying to find a couple of '63's to finish out my Revell Impala collection. Then have to see if I can find a Modelhaus '66 Caprice. And there was someone that did a '66 Bel Air. Holthaus also did a '66 wagon but his mold gave out and he told me he had never sold enough to redo his master to make a new mold. But that was long before he ever announced his retirement. But I have seen someone on e-bay offering a '66 wagon lately, but was not at my computer to bookmark it. I will have to look again when I can actually sit at my desk and not be in too much pain. Fun part of getting older and breaking bones when you fall while just walking to the kitchen. A broken hip and shoulder from something so trivial is not fun! No fun story to tell people what you were doing at the time to make it worthwhile.

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