Friday, August 2, 2019

California BBU-507..



I couldn't resist the Burago 1957 Chevrolet Corvette when I saw it at the Polka Dot Vintage Market at the weekend. In pretty good condition considering its age, and my favourite colour 💙 It is weighty and solidly built, the doors, bonnet and boot, complete with spare tire, all in working condition. It's so cool I love it. What would you do, would you leave it in the condition it is after 62 years or would you restore it? I can't decide but it might be fun to restore it. I exercised much control at the market but I know my grandson will have a lot of fun playing with this when they come over at Christmas. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


28 comments:

  1. I can see why you'd pick this one up!

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  2. Beautiful Corvette. Imagine if you had a real life size 57 corvette. I donn't know if I'd do much more than maybe clean it a bit. I almost had a '56 Biscayne in the same color scheme. I did have a '73 AMC Javelin the same color.

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  3. The kind of classic car I could just about afford. One of the disadvantages of retiring from my job looking after youngsters is that I no longer get to play with their toys!

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  4. Oh I would leave it and enjoy it, you lucky duck!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZEJ5Oc-B9w

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  5. Oh, it is a cute one for your grandson for sure!

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  6. ...these first generation vettes were the best! This one is a bit tiny though.

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  7. Oh no never restore model cars, they are worth far more as they are. Good find. Enjoy your weekend Diane

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  8. She’s a beauty. Whatever you decide, she’ll be lots of fun for your little sweetie.

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  9. My recommendation is to leave it as it is. They are only "original" once. At first glance I thought this was a fully sized Corvette. The color was popular in the 1950s.

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  10. I thought it was a full sized car too :) Great replica Grace, hope you bought it.

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  11. I also thought it was full sized at first (quick) glance. The color is very authentic. Your grandson is a lucky kid.

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  12. Oh, my goodness, Grace, you just got my favorite car from Cuba!! Well, kinda, similar, not the same.
    It was always parked opposite our hotel bathroom window, house in matching color, too.
    Or this one comes even closer to your model! I would leave it as it is btw.

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  13. Blow the grandson, I'd have that one for myself

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  14. It's a beauty, imagine it in it's real life like size.

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  15. Looks like a real one and must have cost a lot of money in its highways as toy . Even now it will not be cheap I guess.

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  16. Love the color and the nostalgia factor. I could not have left it behind, either.

    Janis
    GDP

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  17. Hmmmm... I think I have one of those in a box in the basement.

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  18. That was my dream car when I was a teenager so I don't think I could have resisted it either.

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  19. It's a beauty and I love the colour too.

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  20. I'm not a car guy. I admire the car, and I like seeing old cars when they are restored, but I like the modern conveniences like back-up cameras, bluetooth, GPS and the like.

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  21. It's lovely. If it was a full size car I would say restore it. As a toy leave it as it is - shows all the joy of it's past.

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