1937 Cord 1/16th scale
June 12, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles
This is another vehicle I built on commission for the same gentleman. He provided the complete kit which was the Entex 1/16th scale kit from 1960. Let me first say that the true color of the model is that which is shown in last photo,the interior. For some reason the color came out more yellow in the other photos. The color is very close to the true Cord color, “cigarette cream”.
The kit features steerable front wheels from the steering wheel and windows that roll up and down. Right!!!!!! That worked about twice and then the plastic broke. One window does still work however very tenderly. The kit plastic showed it’s age in that it was so brittle it had no bend at all. I had to wind up doing a lot of breaking, cutting, and gluing on a lot of the parts. It was kind of a one shot deal as there are not many of these kits around. When he gave me the kit it was in it’s original box and packaging. Overall it was a very good collectors item as a kit but he wanted it built. At times I came close to throwing it against the wall but as it turned out I am glad I didn’t.
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