Chevrolet C-10 Smokey Yunick Shop Truck (diecast 1:18, ACME)

  • Chevrolet C-10 Smokey Yunick Shop Truck (from 1967)
  • ACME
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • others
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited #75 of 612
 
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The legendary Chevrolet C-10: An iconic Pickup

The Chevrolet C-10 is one of the most well-known and beloved models among fans of classic American pickups. The second generation, to which this model belongs, was produced from 1967 to 1972. The Chevrolet C-10 was renowned for its sturdy construction and timeless design, making it a favorite among both workers and car enthusiasts. Interesting technical details about this generation include various engine options ranging from inline-sixes to powerful V8 engines. This generation of the Chevrolet C-10 was the first to offer independent front suspension, providing a smoother ride quality. The development of this generation was led by Harry Barr and the styling was done by David Holls. In 1967, when this pickup was first introduced, significant global events like the start of the Six-Day War and the release of The Beatles' song "All You Need Is Love" were also unfolding. Such history helps in understanding the era and the context in which this vehicle emerged.


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The 1/18 scale model by ACME: Precision in Diecast

For collectors worldwide, the 1/18 scale model of the Chevrolet C-10 by ACME is a coveted piece. This model is characterized by its precise craftsmanship and is made from the material Diecast. The attention to detail is evident in the paintwork and the faithful reproduction of the original. In the photos, you can see a two-tone paint job in black and gold, accented with a red stripe. The front fascia stands out with its bold lines typical of the classic pickup era. The golden rims contribute to the classic look and give the model a special aesthetic.

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Limited Edition and Exclusivity: The ACME Model

This model is a limited edition and restricted to only 612 pieces worldwide, making it a rare collector's item. The model shown in the pictures is part of the personal collection of the model enthusiast "Play-X" on Modelly. With a production run of only 612 pieces globally, this 1/18 scale by ACME is highly sought after by miniature enthusiasts and collectors. The print on the sides featuring the number 13 and the text "Smokey's in Town" hints at the connection to Smokey Yunick, a renowned NASCAR technician and engineer known for fine-tuning vehicles to perfection.

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Technical Aspects of the Original and Historical Context

The original Chevrolet C-10 of this generation featured a radical innovation in terms of suspension and handling. The independent front axle provided a smoother driving experience and was particularly advantageous for off-road journeys. In the highest trim level, the Chevrolet C-10 could achieve up to 255 horsepower from a 5.7-liter V8 engine. Such technical details make the model even more appealing to collectors who appreciate the history and specifics of the original vehicles. The continuation of this successful model in later generations demonstrates the enduring popularity and significance of the Chevrolet C-10 in American automotive history. Events like the release of Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" and the first successful heart transplant by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in 1967 provide a glimpse into the era in which this vehicle originated.


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