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chevy impala 1963/64 best brand

Post by rotormotor » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:17 am

Ok so went to a real size american carshow today, figure i need an impala in my cabinet now.

Looks like its 63/64 that caught my eye, ertl/american muscle seems to be about it available yes?

Else 1/18 ertl might checkout DM FM 1/24.

Edit, FM does a crisp 1/24 as long as I want silver..geez price us up there for anything not silver.
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:56 am

I think the best one were the 1:24 West Coast Precision Diecast (WCPD) versions.
http://vickisgifts.net/1415401.html
I had the silver FM, it was not bad but its an old one with old tech.
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Post by 43rdMuscle » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:04 am

In 43rd scale Brooklin makes a nice 61 (affordable), Motor city makes a 62 (very pricey), UH makes a 63 (Affordable), don't recall seeing a 64 and Sabra makes a 65 (somewhat pricey).
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:34 am

Maroon convt. in 1:43 is in the James Bond collection. So-so quality.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:51 pm

...an old, small 1964:

1964 Chevrolet Impala Taxi, by Matchbox
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Post by 43rdMuscle » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:38 pm

43rdMuscle wrote:In 43rd scale Brooklin makes a nice 61 (affordable), Motor city makes au 62 (very pricey), UH makes a 63 (Affordable), don't recall seeing a 64 and Sabra makes a 65 (somewhat pricey).
I looked up on my shelf and I had (3) 1964 Impalas made by American Muscle. Duh! Sorry I'm getting old. :roll:
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Post by carcollector » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:28 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:...an old, small 1964:

1964 Chevrolet Impala Taxi, by Matchbox
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Love that Regular 1-75 Casting of the Impala, have some variations of that model :D

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Post by rotormotor » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:01 am

Those WCPD ones are pretty tempting. I see the factory seconds on ebay..white/red/yellow/light metallic green hard choice

I stumbled across a pair of 1/43 Ertl/ AM black and blue on our local site so waiting to see if the low start bid means I succeed.

Is 1/18 AM one cheap but budget brand in large scale can look naff.

1964 is the year that floats me boat most..'63 a close second
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Post by 43rdMuscle » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:33 am

Well, Lars you already know what 2 of them look like but here is the other red one... they only made 3.

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Post by rotormotor » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:06 am

Got me the two impalas for pocket money. Fingers crossed the detail is passable.

Anyone had any firsthand with the factory second WCPD being peddled on ebay?
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Post by rotormotor » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:26 am

Arrived and they both have shocking paintfinish on trunk AND bonnet...cracked/crazed on black and im thinking zincpest..sending em back
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Post by JSB33 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:05 am

Old Ertls and zincpest seems to be familiar friends.
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