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  • Zylmex '73 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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    This body style ran from 1973-75, and the grill on the model is vague enough it could be any of them. The C pillar on most '75s is different, but a quick look showed me the SS variant retained the C pillar from the previous years and the grill seems to me closer to the model. I could be mistaken.

    I don't recall Johnny Lightning ever getting around to this model car, I know they covered the Olds Cutlass ('76-77), and I don't recall ever seeing one done by M2 or Greenlight. That would leave this as the only representative of this car in small scale, at least that I know of. A product of its time, it could be a lot better, and the size is a good bit closer to HO than 1/64, somewhere in the middle I would guess around 1/72. It does have opening doors going for it, and the wheels are HW blackwall-esque, meaning they at least look presentable.

    These old Chevelles were very common on the road back in the day and popular with the High School crowd, not so much anymore. Smogged and detuned, in other words "gutless," it would be hard to call them a muscle car but against their contemporaries they did OK. Huge by today's standards they were mid-size back then.

    I wasn't into diecast at the time this car was on the roads, so I don't know for certain when this Zylmex casting was first issued, but by the construction I would guess it was not too many years after the car was new.
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    A friend of mine owned a 73 Chevelle SS when we were seniors in high school. Brown with silver stripes, it had a 350 and auto trans. Cool car but we saw a lot of other car's tail lights when the light turned green. Gutless is correct, but we still had fun in it.

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    • #3
      Greenlight just released one with Laguna and Malibu Classic options coming in the future.

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        Good to know! First I've seen.
        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.

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        • #5
          Sticking with Colonnade models, there are several of the Olds and Pontiacs as NASCAR models. JL issued their '73 GTO and '76 Olds Cutlass. Greenlight within the last few years has a '76 Pontiac Lemans wagon. I think Matchbox also made Chevy Chevelle Laguna stock car. Revell made a '75 ish Monte Carlo as part of their low riders series and RC made a Richard Petty '74 NASCAR Monte. Corgi made a Buick Regals sedan which later saw one release as a Hot Wheels. I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting.

          The Zylmex model featured I think was the very first Collonade model offered in small scale. It's on the super small side scale wise.

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          • #6
            The Zylmex is a '73, as it has the four round taillights .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 94cadillacfleetwood View Post
              The Zylmex is a '73, as it has the four round taillights .
              Noted and corrected, thanks!

              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

              Thank you for your understanding.

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              • #8
                Offered as a black and while police unit with Sheriff stickers.
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