’69 Corvette Stingray
Name: ’69 Corvette ZL1
Designer: General Motors
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Manufacturer: Hot Wheels
Price: Rs 89
The ’69 Corvette Stingray is the latest addition to my scale model collection.
Corvette is an automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. . Also known as the Shark for the distinct body styling and additional “gill slit” exhausts, it is one of the United States’ most storied sports cars. The Corvette has a history dating back over 50 years. According to Motor Trend in a late 1968 road test, the Corvette ZL1 was the fastest production car ever produced (up to that time).
The Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (The C3) adopted the “sugar scoop” roof treatment with vertical back window. It was intended from the beginning that the rear window and that portion of the roof above the seats–be removable to get the Coupe feel.
The white stripe around rear, with Silver “Stingray” behind front wheelwell and the interior chrome finish lends a touch of finesse to this elegant machine.
Hot Wheels has made many different Corvette models. This ’69 Corvette ZL1 was released in 2009, in the Dream Garage Series (which featured 10 Hot Wheels Castings that you can only dream about having in your garage). This is how it is described: “With classic Corvette® styling, lighter body, and beefy all-aluminum engine block, the elusive ZL-1 raced its way into history and mystery books.”