Due to a financial issue, the commissioning customer had to abandon this model when it was 95% complete. We finished the model build and want to get it off our work bench.
An exquisite museum quality model, this 61.73-inch (1/200) scale model of the famous French liner, this SS Normandie would normally sell for $6,500. We are offering it for $3,875 - a 40% savings.
The model is fully assembled and is mounted on pedestals and a baseboard.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - This price includes shipping and insurance within the USA.
We can ship the model outside the USA - please contact us for a shipping quote, based on the shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties and customs related fees, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
The French Line's Normandie is a legitimate contender for the title "Greatest Liner Ever". She was a ship of superlatives: she was launched in 1935 as the largest ship in the world (held for five more years), the largest turbo-electric powered liner; and the first to make a 30 knot eastbound Atlantic crossing. She earned the Blue Riband for five record-breaking crossings. Shortly before WW2, she arrived in New York on August 28, 1939, and would never sail again. Taken in to US custody when France was occupied in June 1940, she was later renamed the USS Lafayette. While being converted to a troop carrier, she caught fire and capsized and came to rest on the mud of the Hudson river at Pier 88. Salvaged in 1943, her restoration was abandoned at too costly and she was eventually scrapped in October 1946.