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'Murica Monday: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette

‘A View To A Kill’ indeed.

Back when the James Bond Car Collection 1/43 partworks car magazines were still available, I would buy up whatever model car was nice. And when the issue containing the Corvette C4 (my fave Corvette) from the James Bond movie ‘A View To A Kill’ (driven by a Russian, LOL) was out, I felt it was a sound investment. And boy, was it right.

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Yes, the most glaring thing about the car the first time you lay your eyes on it is the awful Safari rally car-like stance. The model maker, Universal Hobbies, seem to make their James Bond cars’ ride height wrong. However, the interior comes with accurate intricacies, right down to the stitching for the seats!

On the exterior, the body seems to be proportionate, with the exception of the slightly blunt front overhang. I think it should be longer from the side view...? The turbine wheels seem alright enough. Tampo work is surprisingly good. Again, the ride height is questionable, but I guess for the cheap price i could turn a blind eye to it...

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This may not be the most accurate Corvette C4 model out there, but it’s worth getting it to add to your car collection. I don’t normally buy Corvette models, but for the low price, I felt it was the right time to add this ‘Vette into my collection. Just overlook the minor issues and it’ll be alright.

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The base and movie background the model came with...
The base and movie background the model came with...
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Rally ‘Vette. Shocking ride height......
Rally ‘Vette. Shocking ride height......
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Illustration for article titled Murica Monday: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
Illustration for article titled Murica Monday: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
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Illustration for article titled Murica Monday: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
Front numberplate cover with the stamped ‘Corvette’ wording is a neat touch for a cheap model!
Front numberplate cover with the stamped ‘Corvette’ wording is a neat touch for a cheap model!
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Individual quad tail lights and Corvette logos finish off the rear...
Individual quad tail lights and Corvette logos finish off the rear...

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