Chevrolet Impala Sport (1:18, Customized)

  • Chevrolet Impala Sport (from 1961)
  • Sun Star Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • silver
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Story of the Chevrolet Impala Sport

The Chevrolet Impala Sport is a vehicle from the American car brand Chevrolet, produced from 1958 to 1985, then from 1994 to 1996, and again since 2000. The version that serves as the basis for this model belongs to the third generation, built from 1961 to 1964. The standout features of this series include the timeless classic design that reflects the elegance and power of that era. The Chevrolet Impala Sport was designed as a powerful and stylish car for the middle class, and it continues to be popular among vintage car enthusiasts and collectors.

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Technical Details and Special Features of the Original

The original Chevrolet Impala Sport was available with various engine options, from an economical inline-six to powerful V8 engines. One of the standout versions featured a 5.7-liter V8 engine capable of producing up to 425 horsepower. This strength and versatility made the Chevrolet Impala Sport a popular vehicle for both daily use and racing. The car was developed by a group of engineers, including Ed Cole and Harley Earl, who played a significant role in the model's success. The Chevrolet Impala Sport of this era competed with other popular models like the Ford Galaxie and Pontiac Bonneville, but offered a distinctive combination of style and performance.

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The Sun Star Miniature Model

The 1/18 scale model presented here was manufactured by Sun Star and represents an exquisite replica of the Chevrolet Impala Sport. It is important to note that the model is a 1/18 scale replica modified by model builder "Litlfred," and thus does not fully replicate the original product produced by Sun Star. This model features a number of remarkable details, including a meticulously crafted metallic silver paint job with specific "Hunter Chevrolet" decals on the sides. The chrome parts like the grille and bumpers, as well as the tires and wheels, are accurately recreated.

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Historical Context of the Original

To understand the temporal context of the Chevrolet Impala Sport, it is helpful to consider some significant events from the year 1961, the first year of this generation. In this year, John F. Kennedy was elected as the President of the USA, marking a significant political change. Simultaneously, the famous song "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King was released, which remains a classic in music history. These events help to grasp the era in which the Chevrolet Impala Sport was introduced and capture the technological and cultural developments of that time.


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