Convair CV-240 Golden Nugget - N51331

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NOTE: Due to limited quantities (Nugget Logo 87, Alaska Red 14, Reel Hollywood 52, and Vintage White 125) only one per customer. PlaneTags will ship these in random order as chosen from the variations shown in the photos.

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The Convair CV-240 is an iconic piece of aviation history, and MotoArt is bringing this history to life with Alaska Airlines CV-240 PlaneTags. Crafted from the skin of N51331, each Tag is a fragment of a remarkable tale. 

Read more about it on our blog: Convair CV-240: The Aircraft That Redefined Passenger Flight.

OUR PLANE'S STORY

Delivered to American Airlines as NC94238 in June 1948, it then spent a short time with TOA Airways before being delivered to Cordova Airlines in May 1965. During the merger of Alaska Airlines and Cordova in 1967, N51331 was taken over by Alaska and became part of their fleet. 51331 would wear the famed Golden Nugget livery until being withdrawn from service in 1969.

The Golden Nugget Service, along with the comfortable flight experience and pressurized cabin of the Convair CV-240, delivered luxury and elegance to its passengers during the 1960s and 1970s, making this aircraft an integral part of aviation's golden era of travel. 

Convair CV-240 PlaneTags give collectors an opportunity to hold a piece of the rich legacy that N51331 represents - a legacy of innovation, luxury, and the ever-evolving story of flight. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of a Golden Nugget.

Convair CV-240 Alaska Airlines® - Tail # N51331

Characteristics:

  • Manufacturer:  CONVAIR
  • Type:  CV-240
  • Tail #:  N51331
  • Crew: 3 (2 pilots, 1 flight attendants)
  • Passengers:  40
  • Wing Span: 91 ft 9 in
  • Length: 74 ft 8 in
  • Height: 26 ft 11 in

Performance:

  • Range: 1,042 nm
  • Cruise Speed: 243 knots
  • Ceiling: 16,000 ft
  • Empty weight: 25,445 lb
  • Max Takeoff: 42,500 lb
  • Rate of Climb: 1,520 ft/minute
  • Engine:  2x Pratt & Whitney R2800-CA3 Double Wasp Radials


DISCLAIMER

Alaska Airlines® associated emblems and logo are registered trademarks or trademarks in the USA and used under license by MotoArt PlaneTags LLC.

PlaneTags are Handmade Aviation Tags

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

- Please Note: Due to limited quantities,  combination colors you may receive will vary.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    LW
    02/21/2024
    Logan W.
    United States United States

    Amazing history!

    Such a unique opportunity to own a piece of one of the Golden Nugget Planes! The paint is very weathered and tells its stories with age. The Golden Nugget Logo is a very unique Tri-Color tag that I am thrilled to be able to have!

    JK
    02/14/2024
    Jason K.
    United States United States

    Amazing Find!

    I love the old classic airliners and the Convair 240 is on the list of the great ones. The fact that MotoArt was able to find this airplane is amazing in itself, but to have a piece of a Convair 240 in the Alaska "Golden Nugget" livery is awesome. I'm very happy with my tag that contains parts of the Golden Nugget logo. Great release!

    PC
    02/08/2024
    Paul C.
    United States United States

    Frozen Flyer from the Far North

    This tag was a must have. You see I'm from Alaska and have flown on Golden Nugget service planes many times. I still have some of the goodies they used to hand out. So when the time came I of course bought all 5 tags. Getting that RED tag was the toughest of them all. I still have not figured out where my LOGO tag is from but what the heck it looks great anyway. The tags are great and I haven't seen two logo tags the same yet I will be having a display made for all five tags and of course a likeness of the plane. Thanks MA for another wonderful keepsake.

    DE
    02/07/2024
    D. E.
    United States United States

    A great release

    This is a great release. The one I got had some glorious patina to it, looking almost like a modernist art piece. Not one to sleep on!

    JC
    02/07/2024
    Julius C.
    United States United States

    Amazing piece of history!

    The tags that came in was amazing! Once it came in and I open the package l was amazed with the pieces, and now it hangs up with my collection. I really recommend!

    LD
    02/07/2024
    Lance D.
    United States United States

    My Logo Tag Rocks!

    Oh man, 5 stars for this one! My Golden Nugget logo tag is arguably the best-looking tag in my collection, & certainly the lowest number. Kudos to MotoArt for this beautiful, limiet-edition tag!

    A PlaneTags Customer
    MG
    02/07/2024
    Mike G.
    United States United States

    Golden Nugget Service

    The Convair CV-240 AS Golden Nugget PlaneTags set is a highlight release for me...managed to get the entire set! Love tags that harken back to the age when flight was an adventure and a privilege and just outright special, as viewed by both airlines and passengers. So glad to add this set to my collection...thanks, PlaneTags!

    JH
    02/07/2024
    joseph h.
    United States United States

    Fast

    It came fast and had no chips and has a nice weathered look to it

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