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1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28-E (overseas version) - Arii 1/24 scale


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Hi folks,

in 1982, GM actively tried to sell the then new 3rd gen Camaro to overseas markets, especially Europe and Asia. To that purpose, they created a modified export ("E") version of the Z28. It was designed to better meet the taste of the overseas clientel, leaving the rear spoiler and the vents on the hood. Only 2541 Z28-E's were built from 1982 to 1985, yet those were not included in the official Camaro production figures (according to information on www.ThirdGen.Org).

This was the ad used in Germany back then... (translation: "Camaro Z 28-E. It's another world.")

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The Arii 1/24 scale kit (initially released by the LS brand) is far from being perfect or well-detailed, but it correctly depicts important aspects like the body proportions and the specific Camaro wheels. 

Anyway, i tried to make the best of it. This is my result.

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Nice job there, and interesting to see one of these Arii kits built.

Never knew about this Z28-E version. I got a brochure on the 1:1 from a UK dealer about 1982-83, I wonder if that was what we got here?

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Many thanks guys!

14 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Nice job there, and interesting to see one of these Arii kits built.

Never knew about this Z28-E version. I got a brochure on the 1:1 from a UK dealer about 1982-83, I wonder if that was what we got here?

Thanks Nigel. Yes, I really think so. The same ad was published in English aswell...

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Vey nice, i seem to remember the release of the Monogram snap together 85'Z28 in the 80'S was labeled a Z28E.But they didn't modify the kit at all🤷‍♂️

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Thanks for your kind words! It‘s nice that this rather unspectacular version is to your liking.

On 4/7/2021 at 6:17 PM, WizPorsche944 said:

Nice job, did you make the decals ?

No, the decals were contained in the kit, I used them as they were still good (not a certainty after decades of storage) and mostly era-correct.

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