1970 Chevrolet Corvette Limited Edition by AUTOart Diecast Models

1970 Chevrolet Corvette Limited Edition by AUTOart Diecast Models

1970 Chevrolet Corvette Limited Edition by AUTOart Diecast Models

This 1970 1/18 AUTOart diecast model is a particularly special replica, made using the highest quality materials and showing off every tiny detail. The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations.
The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and was in production until 1982. C3 coupes featured the first use of T-top removable roof panels. It introduced monikers that were later revived, such as LT-1, ZR-1, Z07 and Collector Edition. In 1978, the Corvette’s 25th anniversary was celebrated with a two-tone Silver Anniversary Edition and an Indy Pace Car replica edition of the C3. This was also the first time that a Corvette was used as a Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500.
Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the C2, but the body and interior were new. The 350 cu in (5.7 L) engine replaced the old 327 cu in (5.36 L) as the base engine in 1969, but power remained at 300 bhp (224 kW). 1969 was the only year for a C3 to optionally offer either a factory installed side exhaust or normal rear exit with chrome tips. The all-aluminum ZL1 engine was also new for 1969; the special big-block engine was listed at 430-hp (320 kW), but was reported to produce 560 hp (420 kW) and propelled a ZL1 through the 1/4 mile in 10.89 seconds.
There was an extended production run for the 1969 model year due a lengthy labor strike, which meant sales were down on the 1970 models, to 17,316. 1970 small-block power peaked with the optional high compression, high-revving LT-1 that produced 370 bhp (276 kW). The 427 big-block was enlarged to 454 cu in (7.44 L) with a 390 bhp (291 kW) rating. The ZR-1 special package was an option available on the 1970 through 1972 model years, and included the LT-1 engine combined with special racing equipment. Only 53 ZR-1’s were built.
In 1969, Car and Driver wrote of the new Corvette: “The small-engine Corvettes are marginally faster and extraordinarily civilized. The large-engine Corvettes are extraordinarily fast and marginally civilized”. The 1968 and 1969 Corvettes could be fitted with big or small block engines giving them a totally different feel on the road. The cars of the late ‘60s drew heavy inspiration from the Mako Shark I & II, and had Stingray variants. The bodywork had never before been seen on a production Chevrolet and it was a welcome release after excitement generated by the Mako Shark. This Classic White 1970 Corvette is a great looking AUTOart model, refined to the tiniest detail by the most meticulous model car makers in the world. The key features include: Doors Open, Hood Opens, Trunk Opens, Wheels Steer, Wheels Roll, Made of High Quality Diecast, Great Detail, High Quality and Diecast Model.

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