1/20 P5-295 Monogram 1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Very rare early kit and the first issue. The 1955 Caddy Coupe de Ville was Monogram's 5th plastic kit; the Midget and Hot Rod were first and second and the Cadillac Convertible the 3rd. Correct early colorful and glossy Acetate Plastic. Box is 'very good +++' with shelf wear scuffs as shown. Inside, all original cardboard packing is complete and the small parts are still sealed in the original factory cello bag. This model was issued in several different colors; this one is yellow and white with real rubber tires and chrome plated front and rear bumpers. Kit features full interior, clear windshields, rolling wheels, molded-in underside detail and woman, man and dog passengers. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts and mint instructions. Also includes entry form for the Monogram Cadillac Contest, an unopened tube of colorfully decorated Mono-Glue and a very early Monogram small format catalog for 1955, showing the only 8 plastic models in production at the time and a great many wooden Speedee-Bilt, Superkit, Jet Racers and US Fighting Ships static and flying kits. This kit was molded from a stable batch of acetate - there is some warping, but much less than average.