1966 Buick Wildcat Red Promo Car Good Condition Nailhead Engine

Discussion in 'Ebay Parts and Cars' started by Jerseysky66, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

    I have posted a 1966 Wildcat promo car on eBay. I will run the isting till the end so please do not ask me to end it early. Here is the link.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/362923190602

    Thanks for looking Bob
     
  2. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Neat car, I have never seen one. GLWS. I have a 1966 Skylark Gran Sport promo, very cool items!
     
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  3. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

    Thanks Jim, It is a cool car. It was as close to a 66 Skylark Promo as I could get.
     
  4. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

    OK Guys/Gals , Is this car a promo car or just a model? If it is a model who made it? Thanks, Bob
     
  5. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Not sure, on mine the hood doesn’t open like yours.
     
  6. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

    Might be an original AMT Model from 66? Don't think they made Wildcat promos 66. I do see repros of the model. I have had it around 10 years so I think it is original. No name on the bottom.
     
  7. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    AMT released these in the mid-Nineties, they were actually a warmed over version of the original promo from the mid-60s. I built 4 of them, converted one to a convertible. Almost no way to tell them apart. The model has the 65 Interior, not the 66. I think the original was a promo for 65, and then they just warmed it up and put 66 GS Wildcat logos on it.
    I think the only way to tell them apart is to look for the copyright date on them, the later versions would be AMT/Monogram, whereas the originals would be just AMT.
     
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  8. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

    Thanks Marc , I do not see either AMT or AMT /Monogram anywhere on the car.
     
  9. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    They usually put the copyright date and manufacturer on the underside in the floor ribs or on a frame rail. Don't know about the originals, but AMT loved to re-release kits every ten years or so and the re-releases were usually marked. Tough to see at times, and some guys were known to file them off. I'll look around and see if I still have one of those kits (can't remember if we tossed the whole lot when we moved 10 years ago) and if I do, I'll let you know where to look.
     
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  10. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

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