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Exoto 1964 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe #3 Sebring - 1:18
Exoto 1964 Corvette Grand Sport Sebring #3 - 1:18
 
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Presenting this amazingly accurate Exoto diecast of the 1964 Corvette Grand Sport #3 as raced at Sebring in 1964 with drivers Delmo Johnson and David Morgan.

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Exoto has recently retired this model and no more will ever be built!  Since retirement, this model has already appreciated in value over 300% and will undoubtedly continue to climb.  If you like the Corvette Grand Sport, don't miss this great investment opportunity.....

This Exoto diecast Corvette Grand Sport is an award winning miniature replica in 1:18 scale. No less than 250 precision parts are required to hand assemble this gem. Superb features include a highly detailed V8 small block that's fully wired and plumbed with an authenticly designed suspension on an independent diecast tubular chassis.  It also has a beautifully detailed interior with real carpeting, a highly detailed instrument cluster and genuine fabric seat-belts.  Additional features include, authentic Halibrand Mags, photo-etched windshield wipers, side grills, aluminum rear fender extensions, exclusive Firestone tires, roof antenna, rear window glass with vent openings, and much, much more!

This is master modeling at its best.

At Sebring in 1964, this was the first real test for the privately campaigned Corvette Grand Sports. Chevrolet was no longer around to supply parts and provide assistance. Factory support had never been official, but their absence was instantly felt. Delmo Johnson purchased the #14 car from Grady Davis, after Don Yenko drove it at Augusta. Preparation began immediately for Sebring.  Externally the newly re-numbered #3 Corvette Grand Sport appeared to be as well prepared as any other car in the field.  Wearing the #3, the Mecom car was the only Corvette Grand Sport to feature ducts
to aid with brake cooling in the top of the Plexiglass rear window.  Other distinctive features added to the Coupes for the Sebring cars included leather straps on the engine lid and fender extensions so that the wider rear tires wouldn't extend beyond the bodywork. Also unique to the #3 car at Sebring is the whip antenna used for radio communications and the fact that #3 ran with clear headlight lenses, where every other time a Grand Sport raced it carried fiberglass lens covers! Delmo Johnson qualified the Coupe twelfth, immediately behind the Gurney Cobra. He got off to a poor start but immediately started a climb back up through the field. Right from the early laps, something wasn't quite right -- the Coupe would wander all over the track, "but it got you from corner to corner" according to Johnson.  Mechanical woes
led to a number of pit stops and the pairing of Johnson/Morgan finally finished thirty-second overall. Johnson reported about the Corvette Grand Sport: "Brute horsepower. It was like a dragster -- the only car I ever drove that would lift the front wheels off the ground in all four gears."

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