I grew up liking cars. My maternal Granddaddy was a Mopar man, my paternal Granddaddy was a Ford man. Dad drove whatever was cheap and worked and we had a lot of air cooled VWs. In his later years he started buying Hyundais. I decided to take after my Dad's Dad and like Fords. No special reason, it just seemed less people around me liked them so I picked them. I'm older now, I inherited the last Hyundai my Dad bought before he died 8 years ago( now a 10 year old Azera) and I bought my wife a Tuscon two years ago. I guess I'll just keep on sticking to the less than most normal car maker.
I built this kit back in the late '70s or early '80s when it had the camper top. It didn't turn out too well. I think I'll get another one and try again. I'm sure I wasn't the first to notice, but I've never seen a comment about the exhaust ports on the Deora. I have read the Alexander Brothers used a 1960 Ford Station Wagon rear window for the windshield, but I noticed the exhaust ports are early Mustang taillight bezels. I'm still trying to figure out what the chopped up steering wheel came off of. Custom builders were pretty good at re-purposing existing parts back in the day. An update. I did some searching on the net and found the steering wheel is from an Olds. Also, AMT did such a great job on the body of this kit, I can't believe the interior of the kit is compromised from the real car. The seats are different, there is no center console, the steering wheel is wrong, they added an odd looking rear console, control panel sort of behind and between the seats. Even on the original one, which looks like it came from a Ford, it doesn't come close to duplicating. I think it was already covered somewhere else here why the lower panel hinges like a tailgate instead of pivoting in the center. One last comment, The engine, Which can't be seen, has dual carbs on the 1:1. I'm guessing some of the better kit bashers could fix all these anomalies.
I built this kit when AMT was releasing kits a few years back before Round 2 came about. It had the gold car with the black coves on the box top. The metal front springs were included, but the spindles were modified and would no longer work without adding plastic retainers and tabs. Did Round 2 fix the spindles or does everything get glued together solid?. The interior as stated before is incorrect for 1960. It's mostly 1957 with the 1960 dash. Here's how mine turned out.
My father worked at a large Chrysler Plymouth dealership in the Virginia tidewater area in the late '70s. He sold new tires at the dealership, but the new cars were unloaded next to the garages where he worked. I can remember visiting him and watching dealer mechanics pushing many new cars off the transporters and into the garages because they wouldn't start. There was a lot of prep prior to placing the cars on the lot including removing the door panels to insure nothing was left in the doors by the line workers. Quality seemed to be non-existent at that period of time in the Detroit auto industry. I know people will complain about almost anything, but it seems our cars today, are the most reliable.
Here's my two cents. You can take all the advice that was given because it is good. I finally got my feet wet last year as a seller on eBay after only being a buyer for the last 13 years. My advice is look at the best sellers, use a good title, take lots of pictures, and give a good description of the contents, and make sure you have added enough postage and handling to cover anywhere, plus the 15% eBay will charge. They're going to take about that much from your sale as well. Finally, try to end your auction on the weekend, Friday thru Sunday in east coast prime time (8 pm - 11 pm). Hope this helps.