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Ed Davis
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I have a few Corvette models in approximately 1/64 scale and will show them in one post.

The first one is a 1953 Corvette, which is part of the Hot Wheels high detailed series.  The year 1998 is on bottom of plastic display case, which is about the time I purchased it.  Model is nicely detailed, but the light yellow color is not accurate for 1953.  I believe all Corvettes for 1953 were white.

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The second model is a 1959 Corvette from Greenlight.

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The third model is a 1968 to 1970 version.  It is a plastic model from Lindberg, which is part of their Mini-Lindy series.  It came as a kit.  I airbrushed the body gloss white, painted the tail lights, and assembled the small number of parts.

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Enjoy the photos, and add any additional Corvette models you might have.

Stay happy and healthy.

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


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Ed, thanks for posting. You are correct all 1953 Corvettes were white...yellow did not appear until 1955 as an option. The red model is a 1958 not a 1959 and it is easily identified by the chrome bars on the deck lid and washboard hood both of which were a one year only detail. The last model is either a 1968 or 1969. The 1970 has different side vents on the front fenders for 1970 through 1972.


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Hi Ed,

It looks like you have the potential here to start a new series of posts on Corvette. Nice selection to start and a nice variety.

In 1963, Chevrolet introduced the Corvette Grand Sport for competition.

 

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In 1990, Matchbox made a model of this tn their 75 series. I still have one in the original package. Here it is.

 

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There are a significant number of Corvettes in 1/64 out there by a wide variety of companies.

 


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@bob-jackman 

Thanks for your comments.  I am not as knowledgeable as you on the differences from year to year for Corvettes.  Regarding the red one, the chassis includes the following "1959 Chevrolet Corvette", which is why I used that number.  From my experience, this is not the first time a diecast manufacturer made a mistake, and it will not be the last time.

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Ed, I have seen many of these mistakes by the manufacturers. I attribute it to the fact that many of these manufacturers do not live in the USA and are not aware of the details of the models they build.


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Here is the HotWheels 2021 Walmart Exclusive 1955 Corvette. 

 

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I have not been to Walmart in a while.  I had forgotten they can be a good source of 1/64 scale models.  I am sure some of my models came from there and from Target.

Ed Davis
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MATCHBOX Chevrolet Corvette C8

This year, MATCHBOX has issued two new castings of the 2020 Corvette C8.

The first one is the street vehicle, issued in both red and blue. I found the red one this week but am still looking for the blue one.

 

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MATCHBOX has also issued the racing Corvette C8 in white under the title MATCHBOX SUPER CHASE

 

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This week I received a package from Diecast Direct.  One of the items was a 2020 Corvette from TSM sold under the Mini GT family.  The Mini GT line includes mostly current sports cars in either street or racing colors/graphics.  This model is painted Accelerate Yellow.  It is diecast and nicely detailed.  There appears to be a separate box enclosed by the plastic packaging.  I assume this is for storing the model when removed from the plastic display package.  For now, I am leaving everything in the original clear plastic package.  It is also more expensive at $12.95.  The package has the MiJo name, which appears to be the company bringing these products to market.  It is a nice model.

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Very nice, Ed. This is a new make to me. I see that it is a USA exclusive so I will not find it in Canada. Yes, quite pricey but seems well put together. Good post Ed. Thanks.


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 HotWheels also issued a racing version of the Corvette C8 in 2021.

 Here is the CORVETTE C8R #4 in yellow racing trim. This is number 105 of 250 issues for 2021.

 

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@david-green 

When I was looking at the models available from Diecast Direct, I saw many for the 1/64 scale C8 Corvette available today with more coming later this year.  There are both street and racing versions.

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 HotWheels Corvette C8R #4 in grey.

I just found this second colour after the yellow this morning. Same decals but medium grey paint.

 

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2021 Hot Wheels - 2012 Corvette Z06 - in the Factory 500 HP series, Number  5/10

A deluxe issue new this year with special paint and wheels.

 

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This is the same casting as used in 2020. Here it is with regular wheels and paint in red and in white.

 

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HOTWHEELS 2005 TREASURE HUNT 1958 Corvette.

Difficult to find. One of 12 Treasure Hunt models for 2005. 25,000 of each were released.

 

 

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