ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468

Item#: 29468BU
29468BU ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Hard Top Race Car. 1:18 scale diecast collectible model car. No. 1 in the series. This Chevrolet Chevelle is a 12"L x 4"W x 3"H die cast metal car with openable doors, hood & trunk, painted in authentic colors, detailed engine, chrome wheels, and steerable front wheels. Limited edition 1 of 1008 pcs. Sits on a display stand. This Chevy Chevelle racing car is manufactured by RC2 Brands. 29468 is in BLUE color. Individually packed in a window box. Box measures 13.75"L x 6.25"W x 5.75"H. GM is a trademark of the General Motors Corporation.
 
As 60's America struggled to purge itself of social injustice and racism, black athletes from all walks of life came to the forefront to rightfully claim their place in an equal and just American society. Professional basketbal had Wilt, "The Stilt" Chamberlain. Professional boxing had Cassius Clay, aka. "Muhammed Ali." Professional baseball had "Say Hey" Willie Mays, and prodessional football had Roosevelt "Rosie" Greer. Even organized motor sports had their black heroes to call their very own. NASCAR had Wendell Scott and NHRA drag racing had none other than Malcolm "The D.C. Lip" Durham.
 
Malcolm Durham started drag racing on the late 1950's, and he was synonomous with record setting Chevrolet products, the most noteworthy which included a rather potent 1963 "Z-11" Chevrolet lightweiight factory car.
 
However, the car that really put Malcolm Durham on the map was his Z-11-POWERED 1964 Chevelle match racer which was one of eastern seaboard's quickest and fastest "GM Independent" match race cars. For two years Durham raced his Chevelle all up and down the eastern seaboard, and gained quite a following with its wheel stand antics, and rosin-burning starting line rituals.
 
And the quicker and faster the Chevellle got, the more it evolved. By early 1966, the car sported an altered wheelbase, candy blue paint, a fuel burning 427 Chevrolet "Rat Motor, and, due to the fact that Durham was running in the low 10-second zone (best of 10.18-138.12,) A BIG parachute on the back bumper!
 
Of course Durham would go on to become a full-fledged funny car and pro stock racer competing well into the late 1970's. Malcolm Durham and his two sons are still actively dray racing. And when they're not at the track, they can be found at the family business, Supercar Engineerling located in Washington D. C.
 
Case pack: 6 pcs.
Price quoted is for 1 pcs.
Age Recommendation: 8 years and up

*Color info is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

 

MSRP: $45.99
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ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
ERTL Chevrolet Legends - Chevy Chevelle Race Car (1965, 1/18 scale diecast model car, Blue) 29468
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