Sunday, August 2, 2015

1960 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door Sport Sedan by Brooklin Models

There aren’t too many things more American than a vintage  Chevy Impala.. Few Chevrolet sedans have been as charismatic as the second generation 1959-'60 models, with their characteristic "bat wing" tailfins.
Here is '60 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door Sport Sedan!
A more conservative approach, with „jet smooth“ lines, evident with the aircraft inspired side trim. Chevrolet changed much of the bodylines from the more wilder ‚59‘s. The new look for 1960 suited the glamorous top of the line Impala, as Chevrolet reshaped and separated the famous  (from my perspective) horizontal „bat wing“ tail fins, and added 3 round tail lamps to the rear. Additional features included a short molding strip extending back from the headlights, twin pairs of bar molding above and below the fender strip, the quarter panel missile ornaments had 2 moldings streaking rearward, and the area between them was filled with a white insert and Impala script.
The 1960 Chevrolet Impala also became the best-selling automobile in the US, and continued to hold that position for the next decade. Luxury leader of the low price field for 1960s standards,  you could choose from four new Impalas – Sport Sedan, Sport Coupe, 4-Door Sedan and Convertible.  Total Model production for the Chevy Impala in 1960 was around 511,925 produced. Of that 79,903 consisted of Convertibles.The ‘flat top’ styling of the four door sport sedan, was carried over, although sales figures were a third of the regular sedan. The ‘flat top’ is a much prized collectible today.
This  model ’60 Chevrolet Impala 4-door hardtop Sport Sedan, known as the “flat top” is finished in Tasco Turquioise Poly / Ermine White color combination.
The experts at The Brooklin Models have created a handsome model using their new one-piece, chromed frame “birdcage” for the windshield and all window surrounds. This is clever, because when the contrasting color roof is fitted, the result is a very accurate and good-looking pillarless hardtop model with great rear panoramic window. The rocket mascot is very well done, grill is black-washed All exterior trim, is done with carefully fitted separate plated white metal pieces
Both the lines and details match properly from all angles, and dimensions are right on 1:43 scale. A truly terrific Chevy model.

1960 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sport Sedan

"Bat wings"tailfins

1960 Impala Sport Sedan and 1961 Impala Sport Coupe

1960 Impala Sport Sedan, In the background is 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air

'61  Chevy Impala and '60  Chevy Impala with '54 Chevy  Bel Air 

 Manufacturer: Brooklin Models
 Scale: 1/43
 Year of Production: 2015
 Part Number: BRK 166
 Material: White Metal
 Rating: 9/10