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1951 Bel Air Convertible

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Please move if not in the right place. I was looking at my local Hobby Lobby and couldn't find even a label that showed that they still carried the 51 Chevy convertible. I'm not up to model news and was wanting to get this one. Anyone know if I'm too late to get it in the stores or if it's discontinued or maybe where I could find this information?

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Picked one up at the last HL clearance sale. I have seen previously clearance kits back on the shelf. I believe Auto World still has them listed if you want to do mail order.

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This was the most recent reissue, released in January 2017, so it's probably out of stock at places which have a quick rate of product turnaround. Still plenty to be found online-- eBay, etc. The newer release is probably worth seeking out for the better tires, if nothing else:

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This version, AMT #608, was released in November 2008:

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There are tons of them on ebay.

Many for "buy it now" prices under $20.00.

Then of course there is shipping.

I saw an opened kit selling for $9.99 plus $9.99 shipping.

Even with the shipping, that's less than $20.00.

 

Steve

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Thank you for all the replies.  I'll have to get one ordered if someone local doesn't have one. 

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Check the Sales Shack, he has a lot of kits like this for &9.99 a lot of times.

I just checked, and he has one, factory sealed for $11.99. Older issue, but they're all the same.

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Is it only me, or is the bonnet (hood) wrong on these?

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4 hours ago, Junkman said:

Is it only me, or is the bonnet (hood) wrong on these?

It looks rather large up front. 

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Well, here's a neat build idea for that kit.  The bright yellow '51 Chevy convertible that Steve McQueen drove in the 1980 movie "The Hunter."  As he often did, McQueen bought the car after the movie wrapped, just because he liked it.  In 2013, it sold for $84, 000.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2013/03/25/steve-mcqueens-chevrolet-sells-for-84000/

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I have one of these Convertibles (though it's going to be built with a Hardtop body) and several Hardtops. Don't know if there is something wrong with the hood, other than two of my hoods are warped and not fitting correctly between the front fenders. Don't know if it's just bad luck or if it's a common problem with these kits.

Anyway, these are great kits with lots of potential for different kinds of builds.

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On 1/14/2019 at 6:38 PM, Mike999 said:

Well, here's a neat build idea for that kit.  The bright yellow '51 Chevy convertible that Steve McQueen drove in the 1980 movie "The Hunter."  As he often did, McQueen bought the car after the movie wrapped, just because he liked it.  In 2013, it sold for $84, 000.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2013/03/25/steve-mcqueens-chevrolet-sells-for-84000/

Huh, so THAT was the inspiration for Round 2's most recent box art!

Learned something new (and useless) today...:P

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