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The Chevrolet Corvette Prototype (GM intern EX-52) 1952 began its life as a scatch on a paper napkin. Shortly was introduced the First American Sport Car in the Motorama show in 1953. The car is existing still today but the engine was changed by Mr. Zora Duntov to a V8 engine. So the car to see today is the very first Corvette V8 !

I modified a Corvette 1953 Revell kit back to prototype: on outside was not very much to do. More differences were in the engine compartment. Here I got help with two photos from GM Media Archive.

Enjoy the pictures and any comments are welcome.

 

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Nicely done, the pearl white really pops.  That car was a show-stopper in it's day.  Couldn't believe staid old Chevrolet would do such a thing!:o

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Very, very nice! I particularly like your clean work on the red wheel trim. Nicely done!

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Very nice model. I thought I was going to see the V8 modeled. Maybe some Corvette historian could fact or fiction this story. I have heard through the years that actual # 1 Corvette never made it out of the mold, They forgot to put the mold release and the body had to ground out of the mold. The first Corvette bodies were produced in Ashtabula, Ohio and this has been the story floating around Northeast Ohio since the 50's. Anyone care to add a few pennies to this.

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Gott'a Love it really like those wheels, another amazing model on here....

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What a great idea and excellent execution! I like your detail on the engine and interior and that the fender molding is flipped upside down.

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Very clean build. Nice engine detailing, specially the fuel lines.  

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Hi,

many thanks for nice comments.

Kevin: the trim upside down on fender is one of the few differencies to serie cars.

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Beautiful model. I am impressed with the attention to detail including building some things "wrong" to most eyes, yet in a historically accurate manner. To me, this is probably the best Corvette I've seen on this for um. Very well done. 

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