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I have been on the look out for an affordable Danbury Mint 1961 Corvette for quite awhile because it is kind of special for me.  My cousin was a draftsman at Molded Fiber Glass Co. in Ashtabula, Ohio where the first Corvette fiberglass bodies were produced.  Molded Fiber Glass still had some connection  with Chevrolet because well prior to the release of the remodeled 1961 Corvette my cousin was able to draw a sketch for me of what it was going to look like.   That plus just like the first Corvette bodies I was born in Ashtabula too.

So here is my recently acquired Danbury Mint 1961 Corvette.

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And here it is with its original plastic SMP cousin.

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Very cool! I'd love to run across one of those cheap someday. 

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Nice.

Good color combo.

I have a couple original issue SMP 61s on hand ,,,for that someday project

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I have two also.

The first of the two, was just a matter of finally getting lucky and getting through on the telephone, as soon as I saw it on Tom and Jill Carter of Hobby Heaven (Spotlight Hobbies) newest listings back in the late 80's

And the second one, a real glue bomb (but it's all there) was a gift from my friend Bill in Peoria ILL. that just showed up unexpectedly with the mail one day back in the early '90s.

I'm looking at restoring and building the "Glue Bomb" before year's end.

Factory stock with a slightly lowered stance (of course) custom Frost grey with white coves, blue interior, Alberta plates, and a Edmonton Oiler's equipment bag in the opening trunk, for that 1980's pseudo '50s-early-'60s look.

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