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Corvette America - 4-Door Vette (OOB)
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 03:51 AM UTC
If you believe that too much is never enough, then you can probably understand what GM was thinking when they let California Custom Coach create what is perhaps the most excessive Corvette of all time, the four-door Corvette America! The idea was to create a four-door, four-seater Corvette that would, uh, well, I donít know what. It would be long, and expensive, and not really compete with any other sporty car since it was slow. Does that work?

Beacause I love the losers, the odd and forgotten, I clearly have a super-big love of this weirdo. I mean, itís a FOUR-DOOR Corvette!!! How much more forgotten loser does it get than that??? I consider it a miracle that Monogram got suckered into making a kit of this thing, and I consider it an even bigger miracle that I was able to snag one for like, $10 still sealed a couple of years ago.

Of course, I could have just sold it, but I really do like the Corvette America, and that means I had to pop it out of the box and revel in all the late Ď70s bad ideas I could handle. Lucky for you guys, I also decided to share it! (That makes you lucky, right?)

Check out this completely bonkers Vette at the link below, and remember: it was the Ď70s. If thatís not an excuse, itís at least an explanation!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/monogram-1-24-1980-corvette-america-oob/


Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 08:56 AM UTC
Adam,
I've never seen nor heard of this kit before. Honestly, I don't even remember the car, then again, most of us rather have not wanted to remember it. This certainly is one trip down memory line that's one of those rarely used side streets.

I'm looking forward to your build blog if for nothing else then to see you work your magic on the kit, and actually get it finished.

Joel
AussieReg
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#007
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:01 AM UTC
Is it a Limovette or a Covousine? I have seen a couple of old builds of this kit, but Iíve never been able to get my hands on it.

Looking forward to your and a great review as always!

Cheers, D
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:27 AM UTC
70's really? An idea that bad had to come from the 80's. Oh well, the 70's also brought us disco. Sounds like the clown at Ford who kept making the T-birds bigger got a new gig. (Damien's gonna love that).
Good luck, can't wait to see how it comes out.
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
Yeah, the original was based on a '70s model, a 77 or something, I think.

An idea this over-the-top has to be '70s. If it was newer, it would lack flair and just be an boring three-box with front-wheel-drive!
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Adam,
I've never seen nor heard of this kit before. Honestly, I don't even remember the car, then again, most of us rather have not wanted to remember it. This certainly is one trip down memory line that's one of those rarely used side streets.

I'm looking forward to your build blog if for nothing else then to see you work your magic on the kit, and actually get it finished.

Joel



I believe the project was canceled after one prototype and five customer pre-orders were built. They were about three times the cost of a standard Corvette and lost some speed and handling in the build process. None of that was very attractive to buyers, I guess.