Diecast Models - CORGI CHEVROLET IMPALA

Corgi's Chevrolet Impala is one of it's popular models.  This is the sedan version as it was also done as a State Patrol car.  Corgi had to alter the way it sprayed these models to allow the part under the fins to receive the paint.  Like with all these diecast models there are a few standard variations that make good projects.  The sedan came with a windscreen and interior standard from the factory so the modifications became easier than some of the early  Dinky conversions.  The wheels were a bit skinny for some of the conversions and as usual were altered.

Corgi Impala Military Police
Corgi Impala Military Police

The donor is a Corgi Impala which was a fire chief car. It has been totally restored and painted as a Military Police version which I do not think was done by the factory.

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Corgi Impala Military Police
Corgi Impala Military Police
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Corgi Chevrolet Impala Sedan
Corgi Chevrolet Impala Sedan

Repainted as close to an original factory colour which was referred to as Delft Rose. The paint was mixed by me using a photo of an original model as a guide.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala Sedan
Corgi Chevrolet Impala Sedan

Side view

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala Sedan
Corgi Chevrolet Impala Sedan

Rear view

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Utility
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Utility

Chevrolet's real life pickup was known as El Camino and so I did my best to produce one in a similar fashion. Chopped behind the drivers door and the rear portion of the roof rejoined. Interior modified and wheels added.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Utility
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Utility

Side view.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Utility
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Utility

Rear view showing the two sets of twin exhausts that might accompany a modified real life El Camino.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.

Created from a Corgi Impala and using after market batmobile parts. The rear wings were added for effect. While Corgi already has a bat mobile it was satisfying to create a unique version. The Impala lent itself ideally for such a project. It took a bit of fabricating but it turned out okay.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.

Rear view.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Custom
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Custom

Done as we would do up a real life custom version. Repainted in a sparkling green metallic paint but distinguished with an off white roof and boot lid . After market wheels as usual.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.

Side view

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Batmobile.

Rear view, highlights the two tone paintwork.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Lowrider
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Lowrider

Another custom version that you could quite believably see on the streets of LA. Lowered, side exhausts and a neat set of wheels create the lowrider effect. Two tone paint with a bit more flair in the separation is what we would expect from a real life version.

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Lowrider
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Lowrider

side view

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Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Lowrider
Corgi Chevrolet Impala - Lowrider

Rear view

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