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#121 charlie8575

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

Here's why this resin needs to be on the market:

 

 

 

$(KGrHqFHJCkFIKvbt+BqBSD+35Zwdw~~60_57.J

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1438.l2649

End price- $1,349.79! :o

 

I didn't pay that much for my last car! (Well, before I had to do all sorts of fixes over the last couple years, but still..)

 

Kevin, I don't care where I fall in line, just please be sure to hold one for me.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:34 AM

End price- $1,349.79! :o

 

I didn't pay that much for my last car! (Well, before I had to do all sorts of fixes over the last couple years, but still..)

 

Kevin, I don't care where I fall in line, just please be sure to hold one for me.

 

Charlie Larkin

Yeah, but it didn't sell for that.  On the positive side, the seller did come down from his original $1549.79 :P

 

I don't know what this kit is actually worth; if I remember correctly I paid somewhere around $100 for mine but I don't think I could let it go for that.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:17 AM

Yeah, but it didn't sell for that.  

 

It didn't sell. The auction ended, and when you check the Completed Items listings, the price is in red, which means it didn't actually sell. I think a sold auction will state "Sold for: $xxx.00" when it actually sells, and it the price will be in green, too.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:33 AM

 

It didn't sell. The auction ended, and when you check the Completed Items listings, the price is in red, which means it didn't actually sell. I think a sold auction will state "Sold for: $xxx.00" when it actually sells, and it the price will be in green, too.

Yes, that's what I >meant< to say but I'm such a dolt with the English language that my meaning was lost. I'll refrain from posting in the future until I've consulted my Chicago Style Manual.



#125 Eric Macleod

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

Has anyone heard any progress on this project? I am still in for a couple if they materialize.

 

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Edited by Eric Macleod, 06 July 2014 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:05 AM

eh sort of made progress!



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:30 AM

I was wondering about that the other day. 

 

I hope it makes it to market before the government takes away the last of my income.  I don't know if we'll be able to buy them with snap cards.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:01 AM

some progress.its migrated from one workbench to the other



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:49 AM

I will take it! I really appreciate your efforts on this project.

 

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:53 PM

Actually there are some examples of the 1/25th scale 1911/12 chevrolet around.I have three in my collection.One original unbuilt molded in AMT black styrene with the original instruction sheet.I can't lay my hands on it at this moment but I know it's here somewhere.Another inside a Chevy dealer display oval bubble along with a gold 1962 Impala hardtop,and I also have one of Mike's resin cast  ones.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Tom ; GM pulled the plug at 50 kits in 1962 . Mike died before I got one . Do you want to part with yours ?    Thanx ..



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

Tom ; GM pulled the plug at 50 kits in 1962 . Mike died before I got one . Do you want to part with yours ?    Thanx ..

John, 

 

I think there were a LOT more of the 1911 Chevrolet kits produced than that.

 

Art



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:15 AM

I could be wrong . This is the only information I've been able to round up . The articles I've read over the decades place the production at 50 . Chevrolet Division halted this . It was not up to their Standards . Gee , if only they stuck to their guns in the 1:1 World . One of the Problems , IIRC , was the wheels / tires were slightly worked over Flivver (from the AMT Model T kit of 1959 or 1960 ?) . Totally were incorrect as the Chevrolet used a much larger diameter size . For instance 40" vs the 30" on Lizzies .

    Please , who else and how many were produced . A cousin of mine was a Salesman for a Local Chevrolet Dealership in the '50's - '80's . When these were new , I asked to have him get me one . Impossible to do is what he found . These were already OOP .. He collected Promos and kits ; "for his son" .

  My search since 1984 has included many people selling OPP kits / build ups . I've never saw one for sale at all the Toledo Shows I've attended . Except for Mike's Resin . I could and did buy the '52 Stude Pace Car from Mike . The Chevrolet was more money I did not have then  . The next year when I did have the funds .. I never saw one listed on either Amazon nor E Bay . Yes , I did have as a search for quite a few years when I was able to spend monies on such sources . I had one of those kits in my hands early in the sales year during the 1962 MY . I had the money in my pocket . I asked my father to buy it with my Cash in my Hand .. No .. he was angry his friend's Chevrolet had broken down . We went to buy a replacement part . His efforts netted a No ..   

 

   So , I still want one . Kevin and I have a plan , I am the third one to get it fresh off the Rubber . I have been sitting on the Funds for quite awhile .    Thanx  ..


Edited by dimaxion, 23 July 2014 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:29 AM

I agree with Art on the numbers. They made more than 50 just to get them out to the big dealers.  



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

i seem to remember an article about them & production figures in the old model car journal, there was more than 50 produced, at least in kit.

 

PS rubber came in today!



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:55 AM

I have seen this kit go for less than $100 recently on Ebay.

 

Some people may disagree with me, but I put this car in the Model T class; lesser demand everyday that a guy dies that remembers those cars.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

I could be wrong . This is the only information I've been able to round up . The articles I've read over the decades place the production at 50 . Chevrolet Division halted this . It was not up to their Standards . Gee , if only they stuck to their guns in the 1:1 World . One of the Problems , IIRC , was the wheels / tires were slightly worked over Flivver (from the AMT Model T kit of 1959 or 1960 ?) . Totally were incorrect as the Chevrolet used a much larger diameter size . For instance 40" vs the 30" on Lizzies .

    Please , who else and how many were produced . A cousin of mine was a Salesman for a Local Chevrolet Dealership in the '50's - '80's . When these were new , I asked to have him get me one . Impossible to do is what he found . These were already OOP .. He collected Promos and kits ; "for his son" .

  My search since 1984 has included many people selling OPP kits / build ups . I've never saw one for sale at all the Toledo Shows I've attended . Except for Mike's Resin . I could and did buy the '52 Stude Pace Car from Mike . The Chevrolet was more money I did not have then  . The next year when I did have the funds .. I never saw one listed on either Amazon nor E Bay . Yes , I did have as a search for quite a few years when I was able to spend monies on such sources . I had one of those kits in my hands early in the sales year during the 1962 MY . I had the money in my pocket . I asked my father to buy it with my Cash in my Hand .. No .. he was angry his friend's Chevrolet had broken down . We went to buy a replacement part . His efforts netted a No ..   

 

   So , I still want one . Kevin and I have a plan , I am the third one to get it fresh off the Rubber . I have been sitting on the Funds for quite awhile .    Thanx  ..

 

John,

 

That sounds very like "urban legend" to me.  I do know that the promotional model version of this made it to many Chevrolet dealerships--there's been far more than 50 of those up on eBay over the past 15 or so years that eBay's been running!  In addition, I've seen at least 50 of the kits at shows all across the US (and I've been to model car shows, contests and NNL's coast-to-coast and border-to-border over the last 30+ years.

 

Even the great Joe Henning of Rod & Custom and Rod & Custom models, in an article in R&CM showing how to scatchbuild a model of the 1911 Indy-winning Marmon Wasp used the wheels and tires from an SMP 1911 Chevrolet on that model.

 

My local Chevrolet dealer in 1963 (I was away at college that year) told me some years after that his dealership bot a "couple of dozen" of the kits, and at least that many promo's as well--he showed me the very first example of that promo I'd ever seen, in his den (John Horner was the father of a HS classmate, and a pretty good friend of mine in later years.

 

Last, I was told, on one of my frequent visits to AMT Corporation on Maple Road in Troy MI, by an AMT Corporation exec who was there at the time of those '11 Chevy models being produced, that they produced something in the neighborhood of 5,000 of the promotionals and a run, as he recalled in 1976, of 10,000 of the kits, per their order from Chevrolet.  He did confirm that GM officials were present to verify that the tooling was destroyed after the production run, however.

 

Art



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

I could be wrong . This is the only information I've been able to round up . The articles I've read over the decades place the production at 50 . Chevrolet Division halted this . It was not up to their Standards . Gee , if only they stuck to their guns in the 1:1 World . One of the Problems , IIRC , was the wheels / tires were slightly worked over Flivver (from the AMT Model T kit of 1959 or 1960 ?) . Totally were incorrect as the Chevrolet used a much larger diameter size . For instance 40" vs the 30" on Lizzies .

  

The Chevy (promo and kit) used correct wheels with separate tires.  The AMT '25 Ford double kit had its stock tires molded as a unit with the wheel when it first came out, and in all issues into the Seventies.  No parts are shared between the Chevy and any other kit.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:17 PM

Want TWO ?

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c87cd1dac



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:45 AM

Art and Tom and all others . I will accept what you have to offer as you both have a better connection in the Model Car Industry .

             I do stand corrected .

   I've read these articles I am quoting many "hours" after I've slept . I do have the slight possibility of having a (single of the few) copy of this apparent mis-information . If I do run across it , I will post it here . It is highly likely I will find it as we have to move again . We are sorting all of our belongings to choose from Keep or not once again . How do I contact the Model Car Museum to send (early resin) Catalogs and '80's - 00's Model car Catalogs ?

   Examples ; AAM , John Hier , SC Miller , Model Empire to name a few .   Thanx ..


Edited by dimaxion, 26 July 2014 - 06:11 AM.