Chevrolet Malibu (1:18, Customized)

  • Chevrolet Malibu (from 1970)
  • Ertl Authentics Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • gold
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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About the Model Car and the Original Vehicle

The model car shown here in 1/18 scale is a detailed replica of a Chevrolet Malibu. This model was manufactured by Ertl Authentics and belongs to the collection of Modelly member "Litlfred". It is a modified miniature that does not represent the product originally produced by Ertl Authentics. The original vehicle, the Chevrolet Malibu, belongs to the 4th generation which was built from 1973 to 1977. This generation was designed by Chuck Jordan and Bill Mitchell.

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Technical Specifications and Design of the Original Vehicle

The 4th generation Chevrolet Malibu was known for its solid design and technical features. It was powered by various engines including a 4.1-liter inline-six and several V8 engines with displacements up to 7.4 liters. The models were available with a three-speed manual or automatic transmission. The introduction of radial tires and the sculpted front ends with bumpers that could absorb up to 5 mph impacts were revolutionary. The vehicle was particularly popular in the mid-size segment and was appreciated for its reliability and comfort.

Interesting facts about the era: In 1973, the first year of this generation, Pink Floyd's album "The Dark Side of the Moon" made its debut and the World Trade Center towers were officially opened. These historical events highlight the age of the vehicle and the chronological context in which it was developed.

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Modifications and Special Features of the Model Car

The 1/18 scale model car from Ertl Authentics exhibits outstanding detail accuracy, although it has been modified and does not represent the originally produced model. This model is equipped with true-to-life parts and features movable doors and hoods. The interior showcases seats, dashboard, and even the pedals and gear shift lever are precisely replicated. The paintwork displays an elegant metallic silver, typical of the era, stylishly showcasing the body with its characteristic lines. The authentic-looking steel wheels are striking, emphasizing the classic look.

This model is an example of the craftsmanship and precision achievable in model manufacturing today. Particularly for collectors and enthusiasts of American muscle cars of the 70s, this model provides a lovely way to admire the shape and style of the Chevrolet Malibu in miniature. The modifications to this model make it a unique collector's piece that should not be missing in any collection.


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