Danbury Mint / 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe Coupe / Limited Edition 5,000 / 1:24th Scale
Marine Blue & Squadron Grey
The coupe now features an “Overflow Return Tank” just above the firewall-mounted battery that was not present on the ragtop. There’s a fuel bowl in the fuel line now as it enters the carb and even that line is more scaled. In fact all the plug wires, battery cables and fuel and fluid tubes are scaled so realistically that you have to squint hard to perfectly see them; model miniaturization at its finest. The trunks are the same internally. Both feature removable spares, have jack and jacking tools displayed and the pre-requisite tool pouch. They even have the photo-etched metal twin sliding prop rods to hold up the lid. But the bumpers vary, the hard top has slightly better license plates and the trunk hinges, externally mounted, are different and far more realistic. Oh, and the coupe has a front mounted plate as well. I mentioned the bumpers. The coupe has an additional center bumper rider and the popular-for-the-day chrome wide mouth exhaust tip. Up front, the coupe sports dual, cool fog lamps. Look closely at the hood ornament. The mascot now is two-piece.
The interiors differ as much as the rest of the car and quite honestly, I think I like the coupe more than the ‘vert. Here’s why. The convertible had vinyl covered flooring. I guess Chevy felt that an open car might be subject to rain and the clean-up would be easier. But the coupe has some nice carpet. And while the previous model came with genuine leather seating up front, the coupe has fantastically detailed cloth that looks and feels terrific. Both cars showcase the internal door hinges and t-tiny little lock buttons but the coupe’s are metal and scaled in better.
Part #: DM1467M
Condition: Mint in the Box w/ Papers