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1963 Corvette Split Window - A dream was formed.


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In 1964 Revell was promoting their 1/32 slot racing sets and offered prints of their four racers for $1.00.  Yes, that is correct $1.00.  I rushed to send in my $1 and fell in love with the Corvette.  It became my dream car.

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Of course I had to build a model of my dream car and used an original issue AMT 1963 Split Window.   Added some Halibrand Kidney Bean mags and some UMI number decals and there it was in scale.

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Then in the mid 1970s the dream came true, my own Split Window!  It needed a lot of work but I was up for it.

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3 hours ago, TooOld said:

Sharp looking little Corvette !  Where did you find the 1/32nd Kidney Beans ?

Bob, the model is 1/25th scale AMT.

 

1 hour ago, Pierre Rivard said:

63 Corvette...at the very top of the list for me. You still have that car Gary?

Sadly I had to sell it for a more family friendly car..

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On 5/17/2023 at 11:00 PM, Gramps46 said:

In 1964 Revell was promoting their 1/32 slot racing sets and offered prints of their four racers for $1.00.  Yes, that is correct $1.00.  I rushed to send in my $1 and fell in love with the Corvette.  It became my dream car.

Revell-l1600.jpg.061992bda8021a2b576bee6eb62aa49e.jpg

Of course I had to build a model of my dream car and used an original issue AMT 1963 Split Window.   Added some Halibrand Kidney Bean mags and some UMI number decals and there it was in scale.

20230517_162836.jpg.6622aac3745de8bccd1ea6c4641a8fe5.jpg

Then in the mid 1970s the dream came true, my own Split Window!  It needed a lot of work but I was up for it.

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Do you have "lights on" in this picture, Gary ? At first glance I thought you had headlights like the Grand Sport racers of the time.

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19 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

Do you have "lights on" in this picture, Gary ? At first glance I thought you had headlights like the Grand Sport racers of the time.

Yes, I had the lights on and the headlamps were rotated.

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