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    My database entry sparked some discussion. I think it's better to move it here.
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    I got this car just before I joined Swifty's. I think it came in a huge bag of various cars from different makers.

  • #2
    When I collected in the 1970's and 1980s as a little kid, part of the fun of diecast shopping was generally, there were no catalogs, except Matchbox and Corgi if you were lucky to find one. So it was a pleasant surprise stumbling on to one of the latest cars at the stores. I remember getting a red Yatming Chevette in the store around 1980. Off hand, it was probably K-Mart where I got it, because they had the best diecast selection of the discount department stores. As someone who has always preferred bone-stock "everyday" cars, this was and is a favorite. And it is such a faithful representation of the-then ubiquitous Chevette. I've never seen a green Yatming version, but very appropropriate! Chevettes often had a great assortment of "70s" safety colors. (orange, red, yellow, bright green). Oh, such pleasant memories.


    • #3
      I drove a 1979 Chevette during my senior year of High School.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.


      • #4
        Originally posted by Daniel View Post
        I drove a 1979 Chevette during my senior year of High School.
        My sister had a Chevette in the early '80s, which I drove a couple of times. It seemed... small, which I expected. At that time the smallest car I had any experience with was a Chevy Nova, so I had nothing to compare the Chevette to. It was, however, very orange, a factor in its favor.
        Bert sez...
        "Wanna sell more?
        MAKE IT 1/64!!!"


        • #5
          I remember being at a party in high school when several guys went out and literally picked up a Chevette and moved into a position that could not be driven away. This Yatming model has a lot of charm and like almost all Yatmings of the era fall into the "less is more" slogan. Less tampo = more enjoyable to look at. I have red and blue models, but really like the green one shown.


          • #6
            Awesome green version.

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            • #7
              Early ones have plastic taillights:


              • #8
                Excellent find! I'm a fan of every day diecast cars like the Chevette so I'd love to find one!