Interestingly enough, for it's size the model has no hardtop and no folding soft top. My 1:12 scale Danbury Mint '56 has both those features and it didn't cost 800 bucks!
I agree with you. The DM 'vette, while "only" 1/12, is more detailed, for $300 less, including operating top, lights, etc. But at 1/6, this thing has to be impressive sitting on a shelf!