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Poll: Real or Model? (77 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Voted Real (60 votes [77.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 77.92%

  2. Model (17 votes [22.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.08%

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#21 CorvairJim

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

Gotta love a "Batwing Chevy"! These cars have so much more character than the '59 and '60 Fords. Make mine a 348-powered Kingswood wagon, if you please. Ron, the keyhole is hiding behind the Chevy emblem of this very real 1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan. That license plate is the one that Chevy used on it's publicity shots of all it's cars in '59. Yes, Harry, she be REAL!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

Real.

The paint and reflections, the panel fit etc all point me to that conclusion.

However, I've been wrong before, but I'm sticking with it.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

If that's a model, I want to know how they painted that rear emblem on the trunk lid

#24 CorvairJim

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:10 PM

Decal?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

REAL! look at the bad body work on the rear drivers side fin. Its hard to replicate that in scale.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:02 AM

The way things are going in the modelling world, it's probably an H0 scale model. Or a $19.95 diecast.
Still, I vote real for this one.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:10 AM

Model . The rear bumper looks like Alcad .


I think GM was using Alclad in 1959. :lol:

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

How come my comment isnt here anymore I voted Real!

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

This is either real, or someone went to a lot of work to add wavy bodywork to an otherwise excellent model. :P

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:25 PM

If it is real it has been modified. No original had panel fit like this, or the seams on the bumpers.

They would have if it was one that GM was using for ad photos, really think they would just pull an average production car for one of those?

#31 Ryan S.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

This one's tough. I'm voting real.

#32 Harry P.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:00 AM

Final vote: 57 REAL, 17 MODEL.

You guys did it again! It's REAL!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:54 AM

Jeei im on fire once again i got it right. :)

#34 dimaxion

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:26 AM

Wavy bodywork was de-rigor in the day . The foreign cars too . Thanx ..

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:22 PM

This is either real, or someone went to a lot of work to add wavy bodywork to an otherwise excellent model. :P


Keep in mind, that was a very complex panel to be stamped in production back in 1959. It has a large surface that is supposed to have a very shallow, gradual curve to it with sharp drops where it meets up with the rear window channel, the trunk opening, and the vertical portion of the quarter panel. I'm sure that most of these quarter panel tops were wavy to at least a minor extent, but not enough that it would be noticible to anyone not paying close attention to it.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

REAL! look at the bad body work on the rear drivers side fin. Its hard to replicate that in scale.


It's the first thing I noticed.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:00 PM

If it is real it has been modified. No original had panel fit like this, or the seams on the bumpers.


They would have if it was one that GM was using for ad photos, really think they would just pull an average production car for one of those?


Yea, this is exactly what happened. I found the photo on the original GM site and this is either early production or prototype. The seams on the fenders are way to tight and have no bevel on the edge like a production stamping would have had. Also the body gaps are way to good. Very nice Harry!