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Chazy.R
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Hi guys,

Do you remember this very heavyweight car. The model had many issues but for me the worst offense was the huge bulbous dashboard!

I still liked it, but the dash not so much. I used the dash and steering wheeel from a Vitesse

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donor car. 
The photos of the white car is an unretouched original and the Pinehurst green one is my version. Thanks for looking.

 


   
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David Knight
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Those are beautiful, Chazy, especially after you fixed the dash. You gotta love those ‘59 Cadillacs with those outlandish fins. Too much excess in those days was not nearly enough.

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David Knight
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Harv Goranson
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Got rid of my baby blue coupe de ville long ago. The Vitesse '59 convertible (a pink one!) is in my daughter's collection. Today I have the red Spark version.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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Well, you made it better! 😀 


   
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Ed Davis
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Chazy, I do not remember seeing one of these. How good is the body casting?

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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John Merritt
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I've looked at these a couple of times, but never really considered one. You did an amazing job with your rework.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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Chazy.R
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@ed-davis aside from being very heavy the casting is quite good, except for the dash.


   
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Chazy.R
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@jcarnutz Thanks, John!


   
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