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Rich Sufficool
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By classic definition, a high-powered midsize automobile, this is the 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Z-16 package. I remember when this model came out, one of my neighbors got one and I was disappointed that the design was derivative of the '64 boxy  Impala and not the restyled '65 model. Actually, until I saw this model, I thought the only engines available in '65 was the straight six and the 283 V8. I never saw this Z-16 on the road. Evidently only 200 of these were made so that would explain it. I don't know if that was an arbitrary number or was it for homologation purposes for either the NHRA or NASCAR. Also, I don't think I ever saw 'yellow line' tires either. Anyway, it's a very well done model by Lane.

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Jack Dodds
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This is a beautiful model.  Once again......what a shame Lane /Exact Detail is not around anymore.


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Rich Sufficool
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Posted by: @jack-dodds

This is a beautiful model.  Once again......what a shame Lane /Exact Detail is not around anymore.

Well, Lane's tooling is still around. GMP (now Acme) bought them and have re-released some of their models.

 


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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @jack-dodds

This is a beautiful model.  Once again......what a shame Lane /Exact Detail is not around anymore.

Well, Lane's tooling is still around. GMP (now Acme) bought them and have re-released some of their models.

 

Yes thank goodness for that which I became aware of last week thanks to this Forum.


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Mike DeTorrice
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Beautiful Chevy and model ! Have a red and also a black Z-16 as done in the Ertl Authentics series.


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Frank Kocour
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Great model!


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