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Superbird McMonte

1970 Baldwin Motion Phase III GT Corvette. Mild restoration on a 25-year-old build.

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 I’ve built this Corvette in around 1992 to 1995. I had met Joel Rosen at that time and he suggested I try building his car. He had just bought it back and was having it restored. I may have mentioned all this in a previous post. I decided to give it a mild restoration myself. I didn’t touch the bodywork at all. It’s got a couple cracks. But I’m going to leave it alone.

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 The striping on the side isn’t quite right, and a couple other little things. 

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 This Corvette Phase III GT represented the most expensive Phase III GT ever built. It had to be billed twice because while sitting on the lot waiting for delivery,  the car next to it caught fire and burned it to the ground. So he built the second one to send to the buyer. 

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 So I will build a second one also. More to come! 

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Looking forward to this Resto!

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4 hours ago, tooltime-fan said:

me too

is this a resinbodie?

No. I made this myself before the Mini-Exotics was available.

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4 hours ago, Superbird McMonte said:

No. I made this myself before the Mini-Exotics was available.

Very nice work. I always loved the cars from Motion Performance. Seeing them in Cars Magazine made me salivate. I styled a build of a MPC 1/20 69 Corvette Sting Ray and an Aurora HO car with the fastback rear window. My only built Motion Performance model is a 70 1/2 Camaro in Daytona Yellow with the Black Stripes. Fortunately I had a set of Fred Cady decals, as the kit did not have any. 

I'm going to follow along with this one, as it brings back my youth. 

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Glad you like it Ron! Growing up on Long Island, Joel was a legend to me. On a whim, I walked into his shop one day, and there he was! Great Guy!

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Looking good , I have three of these bodys just waiting to be built along with the photo etch and decals .

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Kool. I love those Motion Phase III Vettes.

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On 2/20/2019 at 12:54 PM, Ron Hamilton said:

Very nice work. I always loved the cars from Motion Performance. Seeing them in Cars Magazine made me salivate. I styled a build of a MPC 1/20 69 Corvette Sting Ray and an Aurora HO car with the fastback rear window. My only built Motion Performance model is a 70 1/2 Camaro in Daytona Yellow with the Black Stripes. Fortunately I had a set of Fred Cady decals, as the kit did not have any. 

I'm going to follow along with this one, as it brings back my youth. 

What he said. I just started re-reading the Motion book, and have a couple Motion-inspired builds in mind. 

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