YELLOW CAB- 480

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CHEVROLET IMPALA

YELLOW CAB


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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 I don't suppose anyone minded it was old.

The updated Impala taxi was in the range for one year 1965/66, they are not too common. The spun hubs version especially will get a good price, somewhat less for cast hubs.

CORGI TOYS

SPRING SUSPENSION

SEATS

STEERING WHEEL

This one has had the base removed for renovation but has not progressed beyond that. You can see that the bottom half of the casting is falling away in the photos - blue tack does not quite do it - I may leave it in this state to illustrate the clever construction of the model.


 
   

Yellow red lower body & roof, spun hubs

   
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