CorvetteBlog is looking for information about a rare 1/16 scale model of a 1953/1954 Corvette.
One of our readers, Kim Wayne, notified us that she is putting together a display for a local historian, about her deceased father and his Chevrolet dealership in Buffalo, New York, from the early fifties. Kim’s late mother told her that her father was given a porcelain Corvette replica as a welcome gift, when he became a new Chevrolet Motor Division franchised dealer in 1954. The model measures 12” long, 5 ¼” wide, and 3” tall, and has no markings of any kind on it.
It would be helpful for the historian to ascertain the legitimacy as to the process whereby a new dealer in that era of the introduction of the Corvette would receive this model. Perhaps you know of another model like this, or know someone who has more information. Please share with us any information you can. Contributions of information can be kept private, by request.