Review & Unboxing 

Unboxing: AMT 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan 1/25 6771

Today i’m going to unbox the AMT 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan GP in 1/25th scale.

The Chevrolet Bel Air is a full-size car that was produced by Chevrolet for the 1950–1975 model years. Initially, only the two-door hardtops in the Chevrolet model range were designated with the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952. With the 1953 model year, the Bel Air name was changed from a designation for a unique body shape to a premium level of trim applied across a number of body styles. The Bel Air continued with various other trim level designations, and it went from a mid-level trim car to a budget fleet sedan when U.S. production ceased in 1975. Production continued in Canada, for its home market only, through the 1981 model year.
The Chevrolet Bel Air, especially its third generation design, has been considered an icon of the 1950s. Well-maintained and preserved examples are highly sought after by car collectors and enthusiasts.

The Bel Air received new, revamped styling for the 1955 model year. The Bel Air was 3,456 lb (1,568 kg) and 15 ft (4.6 m) long. It was called the “Hot One” in GM’s advertising campaign. Bel Airs came with features found on cars in the lower models ranges plus interior carpet, chrome headliner bands on hardtops, chrome spears on front fenders, stainless steel window moldings, full wheel covers, and a Ferrari-inspired front grille. Models were further distinguished by the Bel Air name script in gold lettering later in the year. For 1955 Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option and the option of the 2 speed Powerglide automatic, or a standard three speed Synchro-Mesh manual transmission with optional overdrive. The new 265 cu in (4.3 L) V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression ratio, short stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various displacements for many decades. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162 hp (121 kW) and the “Power Pack” option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180 bhp (134 kW). Later in the year, a “Super Power Pack” option added high-compression and a further 15 bhp (11 kW). Warning lights replaced gauges for the generator and oil pressure. This was not the first Chevrolet to be installed with a V8 engine; the first Chevrolet with a V8 engine was introduced in 1917 and called the Series D, which was built for two years, and was manufactured before Chevrolet joined General Motors.

  • Brand: AMT/ERTL
  • Title: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan
  • Number: 6771
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Type: Full kit
  • Released: 1989

The AMT 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan comes in the usual AMT square box with the finished model up front with some information about the model. On the side of the box some more information about the car.

Let’s start the unboxing!

The first bag contains the parts for the interior and exterior. I did not unpack it yet but a quick look on the parts gave me some idea of what to expect. It is casted in what i call “bulky plastic”. If you are a regular builder and built kits from Tamiya or Aoshima you will notice that this plastic is more thick or “rough”. Same casting is also used bij Revell. Details are ok on this kit.

A chrome sprue is provided with al the chrome parts. It’s a 50’s car so yes, a lot of chrome on this kit! The moulds are nice, but can be tricky to use because of the places where you need to cut the sprue. Cut and rechrome will be the better option.

Then you will get the wheels and clear parts. There are some classic wheels and bigger “drag” type wheels. Clear parts are simple but effective.

The manual is a huge piece of paper folded. Unfolded it’s huge and not a real pleasure to work with. Instructions are ok, but it is also an 80’s kit.

And finally some decals. Not much to show here

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