I started with two M2 Castline 1/24 scale ‘57 Chevy models to make a more realistic model of my 1:1 ‘57 Chevy.
Here are the two models as I originally bought them:
The model on the left is a Series 1 from around 2007 and on the right is the much newer released Coca-Cola version that came out around January of 2019.
Let’s explore both of these diecast cars together:
Here is the Series 1:
Here is the Coca-Cola version:
On the left is the Coca-Cola car that has a fuel injected 283 while on the right it has the cheaper carbureted option. You can see that the headlights and grilles are exactly the same save for the shade of gold used on the Coco-Cola version is lighter.
Now, these is where you are going to see the largest differences:
Look how nicely the series 1 model looks with silver detailing in all the proper places on the seats. It really looks pretty darn good, considering these diecasts are definitely on the cheaper side of life.
Now the Coco-Cola version looks like a cost down or the guy that paints the silver trim had the day off or something. Otherwise things look about the same.
Both have opening trunks with just black plastic inside, no molded spare tire well or anything to provide any visual interest.
Now you may have asked why do I need both of these cars to make a replica of my 1:1. The answer is I really try not to paint and the Coca-Cola car already has a white roof and red cowl!!
Part 2 will be disassembly.