As I mentioned in my previous post, I am putting away my collection of Corvettes to make room for a new group to display. Since I have 6 C5's, I think it would be a good idea to pare down the collection a bit, and so decided to take some photos of this model before putting it up for sale.
This particular model is a cherry red C5 Corvette Hardtop made by UT Models. I’ve had this model for probably 15 years, and frankly, before I had gotten it out for display, I had forgotten that I had it. This particular model has lots of nice detailing, but overall is let down by some design choices.
The paint is a beautiful lustrous red that doesn’t seem to photograph well. Unfortunately, the roof and rear bumper cover are molded in plastic instead of metal, and that plastic is not painted, so it doesn’t quite match the rest of the body. On my Maisto C5 Z06, the roof is also plastic, but at least it is painted so that the color is consistent.
Overall, it is a really nice model for the price I paid back in the day. Its a real shame that it is let down by the mismatched coloring, otherwise it would definitely be a keeper.
Thanks for looking!