This is a very impromptu project I'm gathering material for. I intend to build a model of my uncle's 1968 Impala after a recent discovery, PE foot-shaped pedals. I know AMT makes a 1967 Impala and I doubt it would be hard to convert to a '68, but if anyone makes a decent '68 Impala, I'd rather go with it.
AMT and MPC did '68 Impalas back in the day, but an unbuilt kit will run you north of $200 today. Even a built, restorable one on eBay will go for over $50.
If you do eBay, you might keep your eyes open for a "distressed" promo. Might be able to find one with worn chrome and cracked or broken A-pillar in the $50 range or thereabouts.
Modelhaus sells resin '68 bumpers, grilles, taillights, and so forth to convert a current AMT '67 to a '68. They have complete '68 interior parts, too. Also a resin '68 body, apparently cast from an original promo. If you're going that far and money is no object, they have a complete resin '68 Impala kit for $80.
All depends on your budget and your desire.
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My uncle did a lot of custom work to his that I'll have to replicate; swiveling seats for example. I'll look into the front and back end to convert the AMT kit. I'll have to look at photos of his Impala before I decide on the interior. Thanks for the help.
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