@Roundhouse Bill posted:
When this was just in the catalog I called Ryan Kunkle and discussed it with him. He said the car would be accurate. If you read above I communicated after I got the car. He said that not enough were ordered to change any tooling. It was unfortunate that orders were low on a historic car. As always production costs determine the outcome based on orders.
Correct you are. My friendly point is that if they had pictured and made a more accurate car in the first place, Lionel might have had more preorders and more subsequent sales upon delivery. Thanks again.