The Chevy 396 was a popular option in the later 1960's but in ‘64 it was only available in the larger sized cars in the Chevy lineup like the Impala, no love for the mid or smaller Chevelles or Novas. But in 1965, that changed a little bit when Chevy decided to put 200/201 of these bad boys into that years Chevelle. Doing so, they may have ended up with the longest car name in history. This engine is attached to a 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Z16! Now don’t let that little sticker on the air cleaner fool ya, these engines did not produce 375hp. It was more like 400-425hp as GM lied about all their engines output for consumer insurance purposes.

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This is a 1:18 Ertl Authentics model presented in Krokus Yellow that retailed at $70, but it is not exact as it is missing only one thing, there is supposed to be a swing-out tissue box under the glove compartment. No complaints though, 99% exact is good enough, especially when I only paid $40 for it!

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Dang! They even got the trunk perfect, down to the floor cover!

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ETA: I had my wires crossed! This isn’t my model from Lane Exact Detail, that one is black and I have previously posted it under my first account here. This is an Ertl, I have corrected above, durrrr.