Chevrolet Corvette C1 (diecast 1:18, AUTOart Millennium)

  • Chevrolet Corvette C1 (from 1958)
  • AUTOart Millennium
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • white
  • 71147
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Classic: Chevrolet Corvette C1

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 is the epitome of a classic American sports car. This generation, known as the first generation, was produced from 1953 to 1962 and marked the beginning of one of the most legendary model lines in automotive history. Designed by Harley Earl, one of the most significant designers of that time, the C1 Corvette set new standards for sports cars and embodied the pursuit of innovation and performance. A pivotal year for the C1 was 1958, when the model underwent significant design changes that greatly improved aerodynamics and aesthetics. The distinctive grille, twin headlights, and iconic tailfins made the Corvette C1 a real head-turner.


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Technical Features of the Chevrolet Corvette C1

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 was offered with various engines that continuously increased performance. A special mention goes to the V8 engine, which was installed in later models from 1955 onwards. The 4.3-liter V8 engine produced 195 horsepower, which was an impressive performance for that time. The Corvette C1 also featured an improved chassis and a new body structure that contributed to better road handling and driving dynamics. Another highlight was the introduction of the fiberglass body, which made the Corvette C1 lighter and more robust. This innovation underscored Chevrolet's pioneering work in materials science and vehicle construction.

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A Model Car for Collectors

The model car shown, found in the collection of Modelly member "Stingrayman," is a faithful replica of the Chevrolet Corvette C1. Manufactured by AUTOart Millennium, this miniaturized replica in 1/18 scale offers excellent precision and quality. The use of die-cast material in production gives the model extra durability and authenticity. The model showcases the elegant white bodywork and stylish red leather seats. The small details like the chrome parts, realistic grille, and authentic wheels, possibly from Cragar, complete the overall look and make it a must-have for any model car collector.

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Chevrolet Corvette C1 in Historical Context

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 debuted in an era of progress and innovation. In 1953, the year production began, significant political and cultural events shaped the world. For example, Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected as the 34th President of the United States, and Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea" was published. Such historical milestones help understand the significance of the Corvette C1 in the zeitgeist. As the world changed, the Corvette C1 brought a breath of fresh air to the automotive industry and set new standards for sports cars. This model symbolizes progress and the passion that has been poured into each and every Corvette.


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