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    1953 was the first year for the fiberglass bodied Chevrolet sports car named for a small, light and very agile sail-powered warship. The visual difference between the '53 and '54 are minimal, but the '55 and on are noticeably different.

    Corvettes have a mystique of their own, and a very loyal following. Chevrolet has long used the Corvette as a halo car, and factory modifieds have competed in the most challenging world class road races for years. All of that began with a humble, tiny lightweight car powered by an inline 6 cylinder engine dubbed the "Blue Flame."

    Kidco the company was a US subsidiary of the Universal Group, and around the time Universal acquired Matchbox the mother company based in Hong Kong decided to fold Kidco. Some of the Kidco tools were transferred to other branches of the company and continued for a time, while other castings simply ended.
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  • #2
    The neat thing about so many of those Kidco models is they came with opening parts and were very easy to find in stores.

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    • #3
      since all of the first vettes were painted white.kidco got the color right..

      also the first vettes only came with automatic trans.

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      • #4
        Classic!

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        • #5
          Nice casting, and the opening trunk is a cool feature

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