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Speed Shop Express
Chevy Sedan Delivery

  • Original year: 1998
  • Company: Revell/Monogram
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: Dean Milano (styling details)

Speed shops are usually owned and operated by dyed-in-the-wool hot rodders, and hot rodders can never leave well enough alone. With oodles of high performance power sitting on the shelves and a readily available candidate vehicle, it's no wonder that the old shop truck eventually gets "the treatment". Besides, what better way to chase parts and advertise the shop than a tricked-out Chevy sedan delivery? The Speed Shop Express is a hot-rodded "shoebox" Chevy with a hot 409 under the hood, lowered suspension with billet wheels all around, and a slicked up body with frenched headlights and taillights and optional louvers.

The 409 may be built with dual 4 barrel carburetors, or, if you need to run very quick errands (perhaps of the quarter mile variety), stick on the supercharger and headers. A bench seat or custom bucket seats are supplied for the interior, and you can choose a 1953 or 1954 Chevy grille. Stylish speed shop graphics are provided for the side panels, along with gauge decals, and even a hot rod club plaque for the rear.

Click image above to see a close-up

Dave's comments:

A wonderful testament to all those shops over the years where these show rods and radical customs were created. The speed shop was the place where all the cutting, welding, bolting, and painting turned old metal into something wild, crazy and fun! This special edition is one of 10,000 created.



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