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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, 10 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, 10 months ago
    Wow that is fantastic. Great plane.
  3. fortapache fortapache, 10 months ago
    Looks like another drive by poster re chester.. No loves, no likes, no comments after 1 year.

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