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CHEVROLET "IMPALA"


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The original '59 Chevy model was a finely made and very good model, this re-making of it kept much of the good workmanship of the original and added flashy chrome detailing. The idea of splitting the casting horizontally and running a layer of vacuum plated plastic through the car combining front and rear trim, waistline trim and suspension was clever and neatly thought out. The only slightly odd decision was that of using a car from the previous decade. Why not a Ford Fairlane or some other contemporary sedan? However the '59 Impala is such a great design though I don't suppose anyone minded it was old.

The new version of the Impala in civilian trim was always tan with a white roof. It remained in the range for one year. It is not that easy to find and will tend to be one of the pricier Corgis.

CORGI TOYS

PLATED TRIM AND RADIATOR
SEATS
STEERING WHEEL
SPRING SUSPENSION

This is one of the more battered models in the collection and one I'd like to replace with a much nicer one, but they are rare in good condition, those shiny bumpers looked good when new but they were not at all tough and did not stand up well to play wear.


Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248
Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248
Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248
Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248 Chevrolet Impala - 248

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