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Modellpularn, I have been forwarded your emails, and will respond soon.
I built this model around 1994 or '95, I was approximately 19 years old at the time. During those years, I was attending many model car shows in the Southeastern USA, and I know I took it to several of them. Once I was finished showing it, I donated it to one of the area model clubs, probably in 1996 or '97. As a fund raiser, they auctioned it off at their annual show. If I recall correctly, an acquaintance from Knoxville, Tennessee, won it, and that was the last time I saw it in person. And yes, it appeared in an article written by Pat Covert for the April 1996 issue of SAE.
I am quite amazed this model is still around, and that it is currently in Sweden is just astonishing! I have no idea how it made it's way to you, but it must have a very interesting story.
Here's a few old photos I found. I used dry transfer lettering on clear decal film for the decals, and the skyline paintjob was simply masked and airbrushed. Other than that, I built it straight out-of-the-box.
Please keep us updated, I am very much looking forward to seeing your work on it!
On a factory stock or race car, I agree completely.
But on a custom, street rod, etc., I wouldn't be too quick to judge. In 1:1, that look is easily achieved with an aftermarket distributor cap, such as an Accel 8141R. Been thinking about picking one up myself.
I think the Hooker style is the best option to compliment the flares. And personally, I think they look better without the heat shields. If that's the direction you go, I wouldn't hesitate to use the LeMans type cap.
Lots of wheels look great on them. If you do a Google search for "Best custom wheels on a C3?", you'll find a fairly lengthy thread on corvetteforum.com - lots of nice ones in there. And you'll notice the Torque Thrust style are very popular on them.
And thanks for the kind words. But I'm thinking having to "deal with Porsches" isn't all that bad.