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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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1957 Chevrolet Corvette

“great 57”

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 1:25 Scale Model

“"Tiny Toni"”

Photo of: 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
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About “great 57”

this is a plastic model I created....

About “"Tiny Toni"”

This is a replica of the first Corvair I ever owned, posted here on Motortopia under the name "Toni". When I got this model on eBay, it was what is referred to in the model car hobby as a "Glue Bomb", meaning that it was previously built, badly, probably by some misguided kid somewhere in the deep dark past. This one had a big V-8 engine stuffed in back, with the rear of the body cut away to make room for it. The chassis was butchered to the point of it's not even being usable. I had to use a bunch of parts from a donor kit in this model's restoration, as well as a set of wheel covers that I also bought on eBay. Everything about the model is as close as possible to the way the "Real" car was - Colors inside and out, drivetrain, modifications, etc.


Specs for “great 57”

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Specs for “"Tiny Toni"”

AMT 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa coupw Annual kit, built back in the 1960's by some misguided kid who thought he knew better than the car's designers what a Corvair was supposed to be! It now features a 164 cid, 110 h.p. air-cooled horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed manual transaxle. 4-weeel independant suspension. The real car did 0-60 in about 9 seconds and the 1/4 mile in roughly 17. This model won't do a scale 60 mph coasting downhill with a tailwind!


Factory Options for “great 57”

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Factory Options for “"Tiny Toni"”

110 h.p. "Turbo Air" engine
4-speed transaxle
AM pushbutton radio


Mods for “great 57”

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Mods for “"Tiny Toni"”

Custom-painted rear cove area and headlight trim
AM/FM/Cassette stereo


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