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'69 Chevy Kingswood Estate Review

Alright, I know we have some wagon lovers out there, so you guys should enjoy this! This is a Autoworld, 1969 Chevy Kingswood Estate Review, from Release 2, a Premium tier car, Set B (link here). This is my first Release 2 car, which I have been looking for since April. Its a muscle wagon, so I had to get it!

The Premium tier, I'm guessing, is suppose to be a mid-range car. The price was mid-range, at least. The Deluxe cars come with just the car in the packaging. The Premium comes with a box for storage (like Tomica does). The Licensed Premium tier comes with a base and a clear cover for the car, like how M2 Machines does. Except, the car isn't fastened to anything, so the car just moves around in it's plastic prison, :/.

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Front view. One of the reasons I've been looking for this car is because it just looks fantastic. I mean, look at that front! On the edge of the hood, which you can't see because it's silver on white, is "C H E V R O L E T", with the R on the middle ridge. Also, the blue tie across the grill! The detailed licenses plate was a nice touch I didn't even realize was there until I opened the car from it's prison. And what I believe to be the blinkers, nice touch AutoWorld!

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Of course, what would a muscle wagon be without a muscle engine!

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I love the detail on the engine as well. The orange contrasts so well with the black, and the engine compartment is black instead of being the body color, which is pretty cool. I'm not sure what that white part is on the lower, right hand corner of the engine, but I love how it isn't black. The hood doesn't stay open, but I'm willing to forgive that, :).

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Side view. This view, seeing it online 4 months ago, is what sold me. I love wagons, and this view just screamed 'masculine' to me. It has a presence, a personality to it. Plus I love the wood side paneling. It just brings it to life, making it have a lot of character.

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First of all, notice the hugcap and the bowtie on it. HOW DID THEY DO THAT! And also the orange reflector the the left of the wheel well. Also, door handles. I'm gonna say it now, there is only one thing I don't like about this car, but everything else is absolutely amazing.

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The red reflector toward the rear, and the "Kingswood Estate" written to the left of that.

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The luggage rack was an awesome thought and edition to the car. It is made of plastic, but that's ok. It doesn't need that metallic look anyways. Now to find some miniature luggage for it....:).

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Rear view. Shazam! Looks good, doesn't it? Notice how the tail lights have rings inside them. And above the right tail light, which you can't see because it's in silver, it says "Chevrolet".

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Interior view. The inside looks pretty awesome. Here's a pic of the front seat.

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And here's one of the backseat. Notice how they showed the texture of the seats.

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Top view. There is nothing wrong with this view. The body just flows naturally, doesn't it?

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Bottom view. This was my only problem with this car, the tire size. I felt like they were too small. Unless the 1:1 car had tires that width, then its a question of "why, Chevy, why?". Still, who's gonna be looking at the bottom of the car when you can check out the rest of it! :D

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Awesome photo section.

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My Trademark pic pose.

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In conclusion, would I recommend this car? Yes, all the way yes! I've been searching for this car for 4 months. I didn't get the color I wanted (the ugly beautiful green color), but the cream color is nothing to laugh at. It's an amazing diecast, and should be in everyone's collection!

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