Stew's 65 Olds 88 Model (AMT)

In researching old pictures for my Starfire web page, I wasn't able to find a picture of my father's 66 Delta 88 when it was a wreck. However, when we were kids, my brother and I built an AMT model of a 65 Dynamic 88. My brother really liked to "customize" his models. In around 1979, he decided to customize the 65 Dynamic to mimic the dents on my father's Delta (No really! He did the customizing! I just liked to watch! :-). Although some of the model's dents are exagerated, my father's Delta really had all those dents. I guess the picture on the left makes it obvious why my father made me get rid of the Delta.  The picture on the right is a non-'customized' 65 Dynamic dealer model.

My 65 Olds Dynamic 88 modelSomeone elses 65 Olds model

A while back I was browsing Bryce Smith's Olds website and found a reference to this 65 Dynamic 88 model as a collectable. After reading the quote about the model, it took me about 20 minutes to stop laughing.

last updated 2003-Oct-29, by Stewart Feuerstein -