DelPrado Chevrolet Camaro SS (1969)

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This model is the DelPrado Chevrolet Camaro SS (1969) in blue. The casting is a Chinese casting but gives no indication of the origin of the die although the base is marked DelPrado Collection. It is assumed to be from a part-works and was issued in a clear plastic display package, mounted on a black plastic display base.

There are no opening parts on this model. All features are either cast into the metal or comprise photo-etched parts which are attached during the finishing of the model. At the front there is a chromed bumper, headlights, and grille ,which appears to have had a "wash" of black to pick out the radiator, with centred "SS" badge. To the left front of the bonnet is a tiny tampo printed "Camaro", and there are two silver simulated carburetor velocity stacks, one either side of the bonnet centre line. The windscreen has silver surround and two silver wipers cast into it. To the sides we have a black body stripe with white "350" at the front, "Camaro SS" badges just behind the front wheel arches, silver door handles, rear air vents by the rear wheel arches, silver lower body trim, and orange indicators to the front and rear sides. The left hand side also sports a chromed side mirror. The rear lights are red lenses set into the rear body, either side of a silver "SS" badge. The chromed rear bumper incorporates a chromed number plate. in red.

The interior is entirely black plastic and it has a black and chrome plastic, left hand drive steering wheel, black dashboard, and black and chrome gear stick. The steering wheel is mounted in an un-detailed dashboard (instrument panel). The glazing is clear plastic.

All wheels appear to be one piece, chromed plastic hubs in the fashion of a 5 spoked hub of the era with separate black "rubber" tyres.

The base plate appears to be black plastic with © delPrado Collection on two lines at the top centre, a white tamp printed "Made in China" just to the rear of this, and "1/43  1969, Chevrolet®, Camaro® USED, UNDER LICENSE" on 4 lines at the centre bottom. It also carries a detailed representation of the front and rear suspension, lower engine, gearbox, drive shaft, rear differential, chassis, petrol tank, and exhaust system. It is held in place by 2 machined rivets.

Issue date is unknown but was before 2010 and the scale is said to be 1/43.

Item: 3684