REVIEW: AUTOart Chevrolet Corvette C4 •

REVIEW: AUTOart Chevrolet Corvette C4

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!


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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.

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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.

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corvette_c49  corvette_c413

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!


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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!

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corvette_c416  corvette_c419  corvette_c421

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2 Responses to "REVIEW: AUTOart Chevrolet Corvette C4"

  1. Ilya says:

    Again, got white one and love it :)

  2. fais says:


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