The latest addition to the collection is the Chevrolet Corvette C4 by AUTOart. This iconic car has been a staple in American culture for decades, IMO the best platform overall to come from Detroit. I consider it the Porsche 911 of North America. To be honest, it wasn’t on the radar but unexpectedly one came up on eBay, local seller too accepted an offer of $100 with local pickup. Based on suggested retail the price was more than reasonable when you place things into perspective, lol. At first, I wanted the red but at the last minute I gambled on the black with retro red interior and I’m glad I did!
On to the model… The exterior is nicely painted in charcoal-metallic black paint, working surprisingly well with the red interior. I’m glad I made the decision to switch from red to black. Overall exterior lines are very good. The shutlines around the door could be better but honestly, they probably mirror the 1:1, as we all know Detroit isn’t known for attention to detail, and the C4 back in the eighties was a good step in the right direction but lacked in refinement. Wheels are executed nicely and the overall diameter works well with the scale. One item that needs a definite call out is the wrap-around headlight mechanism, which works flawlessly. Well done AUTOart! 3D front and rear emblems mimic the 1:1 Corvette as well.
The engine bay is to the point nothing really spectacular going on here other than the big ass block. One thing I did like is the classic front-hinged hood with the functional prop. Works well, felt as good as full-scale automobile. I’m no authority on Corvette so I’ll give AUTOart the benefit of the doubt that the motor lives up to the 1:1.
The interior is nicely fashioned in red, red, red, I think you all have noticed the retro eighties theme here. I like it! It works well. Sparse and to the point, a nice feature here is the removal roof, which carries the red theme to the underside. The rear hatch/glass is functional, and the addition of two working struts is a nice touch. Well done AUTOart!
The Corvette is a staple in American culture. I don’t believe to this point that we’ve seen a C4 Corvette executed to this level present here by AUTOart. If you’re a Corvette fan, or sport’s car fan in general I would highly recommend this diecast. I’m itching to add more Corvettes of the earlier generation, hopefully, I can resist as space is at a premium as all collectors know. Enjoy the pics!