Chevrolet Chevelle SS (1:18, Customized)

  • Chevrolet Chevelle SS (from 1967)
  • ERTL American Muscle Collectors Edition Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • Fantom Green
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The legendary Chevrolet Chevelle SS – Origins and Significance

The Chevrolet Chevelle SS was an iconic vehicle produced from 1964-1978. It belongs to the second generation of Chevelles and is particularly known for its performance and design. The Chevelle was the masterpiece of Ed Cole and Harry Barr, two remarkable engineers at Chevrolet. This second generation stood out for numerous improvements over its predecessor, including more advanced engines and a more aggressive design that captured the attention of automotive enthusiasts.

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Technical Details and Historical Background

The second generation of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS was built from 1968 to 1972 and is especially famous for its high-performance engines. The Chevelle SS could be optionally equipped with a 396-cubic-inch V8 engine that produced up to 375 horsepower. The vehicle was also available in a variety of other engine variants, and its sporty appearance was emphasized by details such as a bulging hood and aggressive bumpers. For example, in 1968, the legendary film "2001: A Space Odyssey" was released, underscoring the same timeframe in popular culture in an interesting way. Another event in that year was the launch of the Apollo 7 mission, paving the way for the first manned moon landings.

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Uniqueness of the Model Car Version

The model car shown in the 1/18 scale was manufactured by ERTL American Muscle Collectors Edition. It is a detailed replica of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS, but modified, thus not representing the original product originally produced by ERTL American Muscle Collectors Edition. Noticeable in this model are the additional wedding decorations and decals like "Just Married" and "Sucker!", which make the vehicle unique and identifiable. Also noteworthy are the details of the paint job, which is a deep metallic green with various wedding motifs.

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Special Details and Collector's Value

Due to the modifications, the model car stands out from standard models and has a special appeal for collectors. The signs and stickers on the model car bearing wedding sayings and symbols indicate a modified and personalized version of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS in 1/18 scale. The model's tires feature the Goodyear brand, and the rims are intricately designed, supporting a realistic appearance. Model car collectors and fans of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS would appreciate the precise craftsmanship and unique details of this model.


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