1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan

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This is my 2 year labor of love. It is a resin conversion by Bob Shelton, of the venerable Monogram Cord 812 Phaeton Sedan into an 812 Supercharged Westchester sedan. It is painted with Tamiya Maroon under 5 coats of Testors Ultra gloss lacquer that has been sanded, buffed and waxed. virtually every part has been massaged or rebuilt to improve detail and finish. The engine and transmission is fully plumbed to include the vacuum shifting system.
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More in-progress pics may be viewed here: http://public.fotki.com/ScottABregi/my_modeling_projects/37-cord-812-sueperc/

For your video pleasure here is a link to this same car that is owned by Jay Leno! http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/cord/1937-cord-812-westchester/index.shtml#item=115864

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Beautiful car, skillfully built. Congratulations of completion of a great looking scale model, and thanks for sharing.

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That's really gorgeous!! Great stuff!!

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Awesome model, perfect paint! Thanks for showing this one.

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Absolutely gorgeous.

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Perfection!!! That's one beautiful build.

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Great looking build, the engine detailing and finish looks fantastic.

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That is a thing of beauty. Thanks for sharing!

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A spectacular piece of work, gorgeous from any angle. I believe the resin body was created by our fellow member, Art Anderson, who did a wonderful job with it. The Monogram kit is not a 2-seater Sportsman but a Phaeton with a back seat, and I just received this 1965 kit yesterday, which I will use as reference for converting the AMT 1/12 Sportsman into a phaeton. The details on the 1/24 kit are so tiny, I don't know how anyone can finish it properly.

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Thanks everyone!

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Wow ! Fantastic build.

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Very sharp looking build ! Beautiful color and great detailing of the engine and vacuum system .

Where did the resin body come from ?

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I love that body style ... and your stunning build also!

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Beautiful! Nice level of detail, nice paint, nice everything! A real beauty.

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Stunning! Vacum shifting transmission,how cool is that. Learn somthing new everyday.

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A Masterpiece!!!!

Bob

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Beautiful!

Charlie Larkin

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Thanks Guys......

The body was done by Bob Shelton. I picked it up at the NNL East show in 2012. He has since revised the tooling to include the door handles and includes the windshield wipers. I picked up one of his first production runs and had to add the handles from my spares and scratch-build the wipers. I spent months massaging and redoing areas like door lines and the entire cowl. He does eight different versions. he can be reached at: thedirectory@cinci.rr.com

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What a gorgeous build! Fantastic! I just missed one of these resins along with a donor kit on the 'bay. I want one even more, after seeing yours!

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Beauty!!

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Now that's classy

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Looks Great Dr.!

Beautiful Paint & Real Nice Detailing... B)

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Top Shelf !

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EXQUISITE!!!! :D

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What a superb build!

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