Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

LaLD Car Week 2019: 1980s - Tomica Chevrolet Camaro Z/28-E

It doesn’t get more 80s than this - it’s a mullet and Members Only jacket on wheels:

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I noticed the announcement for Car Week late, didn’t have time for new pics, so I am bringing back some old gems. Few cars are more 80s than an F-body, you can just hear Def Leppard streaming from the stereo as the driver, wearing acid wash jeans and high tops, aims the long low machine through traffic. People complain about GM of this era, but these had some presence, and also looked good in blue in real life. A Tomica gem which entered the range in 1983, representing a specific point in time now a long time in the past:

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On may notice the crisp tampo reads “Z28-E” - this was an export model made for a short time earlier in the production run of the 1982+ cars. I suspect most were sold in the European market. Even the base has nice detail:

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Many makers had 1:64 F-body castings, this might be the finest:

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The box just adds to it:

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A period ad for the German market (as we all know what the 1:1s look like), from flickr:

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Next stop, the 70s.

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