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Karl Schnelle
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If you know Dale, please thank him for all the documentation needed to put this article together.  Part 2 will come out next week.

https://www.maronline.org.uk/143-accuracy-in-white-metal-from-the-turn-of-the-century-part-1/

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John Kuvakas
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A great article, Karl. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


   
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Michel Lemieux
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I look forward to see the part 2. I have one WKD Chrysler that one in Maroon.

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The 1951 Chrysler New Yorker in Blue with the interior pale blue is beautiful as well. The pictures are the courtesy of Toys for Collectors and are showed as well in the book Chrysler in Miniatures.

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Ed Davis
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Nice article. It was very interesting to learn about models produced several years before I started collecting them.

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John Quilter
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I suspect the above two Chrysler club coupes are very old and now rare Western Models items.   Having missed out on getting them back in the day I jumped on the current Arena resin kits which are likely "repros or knockoffs" of the Westerns.  Here is one plus one converted into a convertible and also the Arena sedan and one of those converted into an all steel wagon.

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Harv Goranson
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I have the Milestone '47 Nash pace car. It may be the only sedan ever used to pace the Indy 500.

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Jack Dodds
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It really is a strange body style choice for a pace car; doesn't seem the right styling to promote to the potential buyers in the audience.


   
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Harv Goranson
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@jack-dodds The story I heard was that, in the early postwar startup period, convertibles were in short supply.  Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can expand on that.


   
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Karl Schnelle
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Nash did not have a convertible in '47 and they got the deal with the IMS for that year!  So...   See https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/nash-sets-the-pace-1947-nash-ambassador .  🤔 


   
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Jack Dodds
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@karl Very interesting...thanks Karl!


   
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Karl Schnelle
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Part 2 was just published!   This was a huge amount of research and writing for Dale and me.  In fact, it took us eight months (real time) to pull it all together!

https://www.maronline.org.uk/143-accuracy-in-white-metal-from-the-turn-of-the-century-part-2/

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David Green
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Outstanding articles. Thank you Karl. This answered a few questions that I had about a frien’s Packard collection.


   
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