Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 (1:18, Ertl)

  • Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 (from 1970)
  • Ertl
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • red
  • 39578
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
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The Story of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 – Looking Back

The Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 comes from the third generation of the Chevelle, built from 1970 to 1972. This car is an icon of the muscle car era that peaked in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Chevelle was originally introduced as a mid-size car and quickly rose to icon status, especially in its top version, the Super Sport (SS). Powered by a powerful 454 cubic inch V8 engine, the Chevelle SS 454 was capable of producing over 450 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful vehicles of its time. The predecessor of the Chevelle SS 454 was the Chevrolet Chevelle 396, also a respected muscle car of that era. 1970 was a year full of significant events. For example, the United Nations Environmental Program was established and the famous song "Let It Be" by the Beatles was released. These examples illustrate the time context and era in which the Chevelle SS 454 was born.

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Technical Features and Designers of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

The Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 from 1970 is known for its immense power and distinctive technical specifications. The 454 Big Block V8 engine, also known as the LS6, had a bore and stroke of 4.25 x 4.00 inches and was capable of delivering 500 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. The car featured a four-speed manual transmission and 15-inch wheels for improved road handling. Designer Bill Mitchell was responsible for the aggressive yet elegant design of the Chevelle SS. The Chevelle had a heavy-duty chassis for increased stability and was equipped with a sport suspension to put the performance to the road. These technical intricacies made the Chevelle SS 454 a sought-after vehicle for performance enthusiasts.

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Representation of the Ertl model in 1/18 scale

The model car shown here in 1/18 scale, manufactured by Ertl, is a precise replica of the original Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454. This model, part of the collection of Modelly member "xxlgs," carefully showcases the distinctive features of the original. Details include the iconic black racing stripes on the hood and trunk, giving the model an authentic look. The SS emblems applied on the sides and grille are faithfully recreated. The model's wheels feature detailed Goodyear tires, enhancing the sporty appearance of the car. Overall, it is evident that high attention to detail was given in crafting the model, making it a cherished piece for any collector.

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The Model Car and Its Significance for Collectors

The 1/18 scale model of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 by Ertl offers collectors around the world the chance to own a piece of automotive history. The car comes in a striking red paint with black stripes, perfectly capturing the look and feel of the legendary muscle car from the 1970s. The precision of detail in this model is evident in interior elements like the seats, dashboard, and steering wheel. The lighting elements, including the headlights and taillights, appear very realistic. It's fascinating to see how accurately and detailed former road legends can be portrayed in such miniature models. This makes the model a great conversation piece and a must-have for anyone passionate about historical automobiles.


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