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Rich Sufficool
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Lane's 1970 Chevelle SS 454 Cranberry Red hardtop and convertible were top notch models on their day and still stand up to discerning collectors.

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Jack Dodds
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Lane/Exact Detail sure made some beautiful models.  Good value for the money back then IMHO.


   
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Gavin
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Great pair, @rich-sufficool.  I always meant to pick up one of Lane's Hardtops.  Cool to see different steering wheels & transmissions in the 2.


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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Really nice car ! I had understood that Chevrolet made some LS-7 454 engines but they weren't released officially of put in a Chevy car. Horsepower was supposed to be around 500 hp in the GBHP method or so.


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@mikedetorrice Hi Mike. Where have you been the last few weeks? Or shouldn't I ask?


   
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Bob Jackman
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@jack-dodds +1.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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Yep! Lane did a great job on these; I was impressed and pick up the convertible. Nice close-up pics Rich!


   
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Posted by: @rich-sufficool

@mikedetorrice Hi Mike. Where have you been the last few weeks? Or shouldn't I ask?

Hi Rich : I had a stroke at the beginning of July and I am trying to recover from that. It may have been connected to the otherwise apparently very low side effect covid I had at that time after returning from California. I basically seemed over it but I guess not !

Later, in rehab/recovery, I got covid again, although it just made me extremely tired. So I am attempting to recover from everything. Whew, it certainly is not easy, but I have help from great friends and family !


   
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Bob Jackman
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@mikedetorrice Mike, my prayers are ongoing for your continued recovery. Good to see you posting.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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..yes, once again Mike, "Good Luck to you and your family."


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@mikedetorrice Hard core pneumonia can really wipe you out for a long time after the major symptoms are gone. I contracted Legionaire's Disease three years ago and was pulled from death with a few minutes to spare. That was 3 years ago and I still have very low energy (as well as a semi-functioning brain). Thr only plus sde was the similarities to COVID gave me immunity from that. Take it slow and be patient, my friend. I had one other major bout of pneumonia in my life.... in the middle of Basic Training at Ft Dix in '68. 2 weeks in the hospital and 2 weeks home and then back to that 16 week nightmare. LOL Of course I was only 22 then, so youth pulled me through.


   
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@mikedetorrice Hard core pneumonia can really wipe you out for a long time after the major symptoms are gone. I contracted Legionaire's Disease three years ago and was pulled from death with a few minutes to spare. That was 3 years ago and I still have very low energy (as well as a semi-functioning brain). Thr only plus sde was the similarities to COVID gave me immunity from that. Take it slow and be patient, my friend. I had one other major bout of pneumonia in my life.... in the middle of Basic Training at Ft Dix in '68. 2 weeks in the hospital and 2 weeks home and then back to that 16 week nightmare. LOL Of course I was only 22 then, so youth pulled me through.

"...semi-functioning brain..."  For having limited brain power Rich, I'd say you do alright.


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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Thank you Bob and Chris. I really appreciate your thoughts !

Rich, that sounds like you came through quite a lot and are doing so well now. I sure gives me some hope for some recovery !

Thanks again to all and, by the way, those are beautiful and powerful SS454 Chevelles !

Mike


   
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Larry kemling
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Beautiful models,to bad their a bit to modern for my taste!

my latest being a Sunstar 59 Mercury Parklane convertible

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Christopher Moroni
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@larry-kemling Drop dead gorgeous is the first phrase that comes to mind...right? 😏  What else can anyone else say? I suppose, "Show stopper" also works! 😏


   
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