The Malibu's body--not including the bumpers--is LONGER than the Buick without bumpers. Didn't get an true measurement, but my eye says the difference is about 12 scale inches, giver or take.
Same for the wheelbase--the Malibu is longer.
Weren't the later A-bodies supposed to be shorter than the 'colonnade era' cars? Widths were very close, though.
Somewhere in my stash is a Lindy '74 Monte Carlo. Have to find it now...
Never had the Lindy Cordoba or Thunderbird.
Discovered I have at least two of the Malibus (both of them are the reissues with the 'Mt. Prospect P.D.' decals/stickers. Might be one of the reissues with the NYPD stickers in my stash, but I'm not 100% sure.