Danbury Mint 1/24 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster - Nbr Ltd Ed

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 06, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

This is the Danbury Mint's 1/24 scale replica of a 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster in Gypsy Red with Beige interior. This car was part of the Danbury Mint's limited edition 50th Anniversary Corvette series. This car is #3343.

By 1955, only the third year of production for the Corvette, most automotive mavens realized that the sports car needed a couple of things to enhance its image; handling and performance. It received both. The power came in the form of a brand new Chevrolet V-8. A 265 cubic inch motor, it built 195 horsepower at 5000 rpm’s. Late in the model year, the two-speed Powerglide transmission became an option when the three-speed manual gearbox became standard. Danbury replicated the V-8, three-speed manual shift car in this numbered limited edition and opted to paint the little doll baby red. If ever we could make the case for another red car, this is it. It is quiet and demure and filthy rich once optioned out with Light Beige interior and a Beige soft top.

The doors operate on the internal hinges that DM made famous. The tonneau panel opens to show the simulated ‘top down’ top. The trunk opens up and displays all of its goodies. There is a full sized spare, jack tools and spare cover with jacking instructions affixed thereto and a leather storage bag for the side curtains. The gas filler door opens
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