Here for ‘Murica Monday is a Japanese casting of a quintessentially American car - the Chevrolet Camaro.
This model is F34-2, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which entered the range sometime in 1983. I don’t have access to a Tomica guide, so someone else can probably offer more specific details. Non-police Camaros, however, appear to be less common than police Camaros with the lightbar.
This is the third generation of the Chevrolet Camaro, as sold from the 1982 model year to the 1992 model year, and Motor Trend’s 1982 Car of the Year. This was the first generation to have a hatchback body style, and to have a 4-cylinder engine, the 2.5L Iron Duke, with a paltry 90hp. With this casting being decorated as a Z28E (export), the engine would’ve been a 5.0L (305ci) V8 4bbl with 155 hp.
The casting has good detail, with separated tailight segments, molded license plate, separate headlights, turn signals, and side markers.
The interior features detailed seats, molded shifter and handbrake, and a spoked steering wheel.
The doors on this example still work like new. Suspension isn’t too sproingy, but I’m not sure if this casting had the best suspension anyway.
Scale is listed as 1/66, which makes sense, as it is slightly on the small side. The underbody detail is fairly nice, with parts of the front and rear suspension, and exhaust parts molded in.
This particular model was a hand-me-down from an uncle or grandparent - it’s long enough ago that I don’t quite remember. It’s slightly worn on various edges, but is otherwise in fairly nice condition.
Thanks for viewing!