American Cars: Chevrolet

Chevrolet or “Chevy” is a division of GM. Producers of the amazing Corvette.

I have a lot of Chevrolets in my collection of diecasts second only numerically to Ford.

May 2016

  1. Ford           71
  2. Chevrolet   66
  3. Porsche      54

 

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1939 Chevrolet Pick Up (Days Gone By: Lledo)

This model is the only Chevrolet I have that is “Made in England” (not true any more, I also have a Matchbox Chevrolet Impala “Taxi”) a Lledo model of a 1939 Chevy Pick Up carrying some Standard Oil canisters.

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73 Chevrolets (September 2016)

The”Gasser” looks ready for a drag race. The ‘55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser casting hearkens back to the old school style of Gasser Drag Race cars. With an exposed big block engine, fender well headers, ladder bars, aluminum fuel tank, this 2 lane blacktop brawler can take them all on.

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’55 Chevy Bel Air “Gasser”

 

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Fake Hot Wheel Chevrolet Camaro ’71

This ’71 Camaro is made in China to look like a Hot Wheels model…but you will see on the packaging Hot Wheel is missing the “s” the car is also plastic not diecast.

A couple of shiny purple Chevys to add to the collection this month (January 2014). A Corvette Stingray and a ’76 Chevrolet Chevette (similar to the Vauxhall Chevette).

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Corvette Stingray and ’76 Chevy Chevette (Hot Wheels)

40 Chevrolets in Display Case

40 Chevrolets in Display Case

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6 thoughts on “American Cars: Chevrolet

  1. ’57 Chevy Bel Air is a favourite of mine.

    I can’t be sure but think that the black car in American Graffiti driven by a very young Harrison Ford was a Chevy Bel Air? May be wrong but there was also a black car that may have been a Chevy in Dirty Dancing too driven by a young Patrick Swayze?

    • Some of the movies that used a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air were ‘A Hole in the Head’, ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’. I like the Fire Chief version I have. Generally for style I prefer later cars from the sixties and early seventies like the Corvette.

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