If you go that route, I can hook you up with lots of good reference photos of the black car above. The owner made the car available to me for a couple of hours to photograph for reference when putting mine back together. I probably have 500 pictures of that car.
Peekay, I don't think you overdid it on the black detailing on the caps at all. It looks just right to me. Here are a couple of pictures of a friend of mine's perfectly restored 59 El Camino. This is the nicest one I have ever seen. I own a full size 59 Camino so I have looked at a lot of them.
You have to email Kevin to be put on the waiting list for it. Kevin told me he hasn't put it up on the site because of all of the faceborg and forum orders that he is working his way through. I have been waiting more than a year for it but I am willing to wait. I have lots of other stuff to keep me busy.
As long as the girls are fully dressed, no one will likely take exception to it. Yup, you can add me to that list as well. I keep hoping that they will release a Black Widow movie. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk all have their own movies. Come on Marvel, it's time for the Black Widow have her own movie.
I think Art means they sold only one or two chassis a year. That being said, if I am the one misunderstanding and you truly do sell one or two of the visible chassis every saturday approaching Christmas, and for $150, I will take two. Let me know where to send the money.
Have you verified for yourself that it is the first one made or are you going by the sellers word? Always verify facts like that independently if that is a buy/not buy factor or a price factor. Sometimes people selling cars are a bit loose with the facts and the truth. Whether through ignorance or intent, it is up to the buyer (you in this case), to not get burned.
Try copying and pasting the IMG link. Two links below the one shown in the picture in the post above. Copy the IMG link from the photobucket site and then paste it into your reply on the mcm site. When you post the reply or preview the post the picture should pop up. This also doesn't use up mcm bandwidth it uses up Photobucket bandwidth. This has always worked for me in the past.
I have never seen the big scale coupe up close. How are the proportions on the body? Because our proprotions on all of the smaller ones are kind of wonky. If the proportions are right then I have to agree with Jantrix. A bit of backdating to a moe traditional style and it would probably sell very well.
It is not gold paint or gold anodizing. It is a coating called Dow 7. Dow 7 is a chromate conversion process. It results in a golden finish with red and green iridescent hues. Usually used on magnesium parts. Magnesium was and is very popular for wheels (and other parts) on drag cars due to its light weight. Magnesium can be polished but maintaining a shine on magnesium parts requires constant upkeep. Go a few weeks without polishing them and they will start to turn dark. When you see pictures of old race cars that have wheels on them that are a very very dark grey almost black the wheels are probably magnesium that has tarnished. The front wheels on the car pictured appear to be polished magnesium. A very good approximation of Dow 7 coating is model masters jet exhaust.