Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Coupe (diecast 1:18, Sunstar)

  • Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Coupe (from 1954)
  • Sunstar
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • India ivory/bermuda grün
  • SUN1709
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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Historical Background of the Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Coupe

The Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Coupe is a legendary model that was originally produced in the mid-20th century. The Chevrolet Bel Air belongs to the second generation of this model and was manufactured from 1953 to 1954. It replaced the predecessor, the Chevrolet Deluxe. The design was created by Ed Cole and Harley Earl, who are renowned for their innovative and stylish automotive constructions. The original Chevrolet Bel Air impressed with its combination of performance, comfort, and stylish design. Interestingly, 1953 was also the year when the first issue of Playboy magazine was published and the iconic TV show "I Love Lucy" gained popularity, helping to provide context for the age and historical significance of the vehicle.


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Technical Details and Specifications of the Original

The Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Coupe of the second generation was known for its technical sophistication. It featured a six-cylinder engine that produced a power of 115 hp (86 kW) at 3700 rpm. This vehicle was equipped with a manual three-speed transmission, with an optional automatic available. The Bel Air stood out with its striking and typical-for-the-time body and numerous chrome accents. Complementing the car was a luxurious interior that blended comfort and elegance. The suspension of the vehicle was designed to ensure a comfortable and quiet ride on the roads.

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Model Car in Scale 1/18 by Sunstar

The model car depicted here, in a scale of 1/18, was manufactured by Sunstar. This miniature, based on the Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Coupe, showcases the impressive attention to detail and craftsmanship that Sunstar models are known for. The model is made from diecast material, ensuring its durability and precision. The model features the classic green paint with a white roof typical for the original. This color scheme, combined with lovingly crafted chrome accents and whitewall tires, gives the model car an authentic and nostalgic appearance.

Collectible Piece in the Model Car Collection of "Stingrayman"

This model car is part of the model car collection of Modelly member "Stingrayman." Visible details such as the detailed interior and accurately recreated headlights and taillights emphasize the high quality of the model. The classic whitewall tires and intricately designed wheel covers are striking, giving the model its authentic look. The fine metallic green paint with white accents reflects the style of the 1950s. These features highlight the high quality and historical value of the model for collectors worldwide.


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