Lots of googlin' hasn't help one bit. Trying to re-live my very happy childhood!
Mid 1950s. California, not that that prob really matters. Prob purchased at the corner drug store a block away. Prob by my Dad. Kit of a late 40s or 50s Amer big-ish ragtop. I think it's Amer. Lurid orange plastic. THAT I remember clearly! I'm thinking Revell from the classic box art style of the orange car pictured w/ driver and gal passenger that's imprinted into my memory. 24th or there abouts, but cudda been 32nd I guess. It WAS a 100 yrs ago! A DeSoto, Buick, Hudson? One of those multi part bodies that were the norm back then. Had a motor (NOT a curbside model), a V-8 made up of 8-10 pieces. I still have the motor somewhere in a box in the bsmt. I don't throw much out! Plastic tire halves. I think orange was the only plastic color in the box. Nothing chromed, blk. Maybe a clear windscreen??
Anyone have a hint or lead? I'd sure like to find a couple on eBay and build one!
Sounds like the Revell Lincoln Continental Mark II, in 1/32nd which has an engine and a removable top to
display the interior. The actual car was not a convertible. It was re-released in 1995.