Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Maisto Custom Shop - 1969 Corvette Coupe




This is a beautiful 1/64 scale model of 1969 Corvette Coupe (a.k.a. Stingray) from Maisto thru their exciting "Custom Shop" series.

This is from the Third Generation (C3) of the series which spawned from 1968 to 1982. The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and lasted 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, and Collector Edition.

The Corvette's 25th anniversary was celebrated in 1978 with a two-tone Silver Anniversary Edition and an Indy Pace Car replica edition. It was 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.

Now, let;s have a look at this item;

The packaging;






Out of the packaging;












From my experience driving the fun Porsche Boxter model 2007, I believe this car is quite fun to drive as well. I would love to own this car but then it is only a "dream talk" - it can be pricey plus this model is usually only available in The Americas region.

It's interesting though that this particular color scheme is the same from another item from Maisto that we reviewed here last year, the 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28;




You can check out that review from the link below;

http://www.shewsbury.com/2011/11/maisto-custom-shop-1971-chevrolet.html



Features of this car includes those wonderful decals and the big number 69 - reminded me of that intercourse position called "The 69" ^__^






And there is a name at the back here = Joe Shack, I don't know who the heck is Joe Shack but just like any other man, I guess he would love to watch porn movies as well ^__^;






The sporty rubber tire design with yellow colored wheels and of coz that "Firestone" label there;






Openable engine hood;








And thus you can view "the engine";





That's how it looks like down there;





Now, let's have a closer look at the interior details;






I think the interior detail is one of the best I've seen so far from Maisto Custom Shop;







And now without doubt, it is one of the best interior detailing I've seen for a 1/64 scale car model... I love every bits of it.... well done, Maisto.







Overall, this is a brilliant 1969 Corvette Coupe (Stingray) from Maisto Custom Shop. I can detect some imperfection of painting finishing on the front side (the engine hood) but apart from that the overall finishing and detailing is highly respectable. I will certainly keep this particular unit as it is and there will be no further customization at all.







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2 comments:

  1. this particular series is not available in my country and i think is quite decent in its features... the Stingray in an incredible design, so great that is quite attractive nowadays and a lot better than those recent matchboxes a.k.a. compact sport cars... this is indeed one of the north american super sport cars and as you i really would like to own an Stingray in the real life, but the price can rise easily above the US$ 150,000 for something ready to burn the roadway =(

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  2. Chris, u certainly not a George Bush LOL, u certainly knew a lot about those American vintage cars, I m impressed about the opinion u share in ur comments... I m happy that I can learn something from a pervert like u LOL.... match boxes? LOL, I like that definition... so I guess the Porsche Boxter that I drive is one of those match box LOL....

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