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Posted 2 years ago

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This is an Executive model of a Pan American DC-8 1/200th scale
created by McDonnell Douglas.The story that I was told on how I became the owner of this rare beauty happened like this.My uncle was working for a television station here in Chicago.On February 1st,1967 Pan American separated from Grace which was the cargo division of the airline.The model was used as a prop for the news cast at the time of the split.I was told that it stayed around the station for a couple of weeks,and my uncle asked what to do with it the big boss told him,Take it Home so he did.Since I was born on February 1st,1967 my uncle gave it to my father(his brother) as a gift for the new born me. So in the long run this DC-8 been with me from almost day one and as a kid always wanting to play with it as a toy found out the hard way that it wasn't a toy and it was very heavy (cast aluminum) that I remember receiving a pretty good o'l black eye try to get it down from my dresser,she sits in my office now and is always a great conversational piece of Aviation History.If anyone has any history or stories to share they would be appreciated.Thanks RC

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  1. propjetelectra propjetelectra, 3 months ago
    Your model was indeed created by the Douglas Aircraft Company model shop around 1959/60 (there was no McDonnell yet). Are you sure it's not 1:50 scale? Isn't the fuselage a couple feet long? We almost always see these in terrible scratched condition or repainted - very rare to see an original like yours in such good shape. I could see it selling for a thousand or more, depending on how bad someone wanted it. Very very nice.
  2. clockerman clockerman, 3 months ago
    Wow that is fantastic. Great plane.
  3. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Looks like another drive by poster re chester.. No loves, no likes, no comments after 1 year.

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