First Love – 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS – 1:25 Revell
We all remember the first time love conquered all—right? Well among all the teenage crushes, the biggest crush I ever had (and still have) is the 1967 Chevelle Super Sport. The first time I saw one in person was the first day of school my sophomore year. Riding with my sister to school we parked and as I walked into high school for the first time there it was. A maroon 1967 Malibu with a black vinyl top. My heart skipped, no kidding, I still remember it.
Well, I never did park one in my garage. But, by pure happenstance, I did become friends with the guy who owned that car and he let me drive it a few times. The only recourse I had was to build a model of my beloved. Which, by the way didn’t exist at the time. Sure, Monogram had a ’66 Chevelle, but no ’67 by any manufacturer. So when Revell came out with this kit, I purchased a few just to make sure I had enough in my stash to make at least one good one.
Then I grew up. Models got boxed up and stored for years, until I finally got up the nerve to finish that 1/2 done Chevelle. The below picture is how I left it almost 30 years ago. Notice the copyright date on the instruction sheet.
She’s not my best work (or best photography), but it’s been a long time since I built a car. Making things pretty is harder than distressing them. And alas, I have one more unbuilt Revell ’67 Chevelle still stowed away when I get up the ambition to detail it out with all the modern tools and tricks. I think I’ll buy some PE badges for that baby, painting those on is a bear. Love never dies…
Cheers Gang, keep building.
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