An American legend, the Chevrolet Corvette is the world’s longest-running continuously produced passenger car, having been built in its various iterations since its humble beginnings in 1953. After a starring role in early 60s television drama Route 66, the Corvette became synonymous with freedom and adventure and became widely known as ‘America’s Sports Car’. A genius but unofficial marketing move with NASA’s astronauts by a Florida based Chevrolet dealer, offering them “special” lease terms to be seen driving Corvettes, ensured that even America’s space heroes drove Corvettes. Historically a front-engine, rear-driven muscle car, the 2020 C8, will break the Corvette mould as it moves to mid-engine configuration.
Whilst American car makers faced very dark times during the 1970s and 80s, under pressure from European and Japanese imports as well as increasingly hard emissions and safety regulations, the Corvette was a rare shining light that kept the American dream going. Although similar cars like the Camaro were meeting their downfall, the Corvette braved the storm and emerged the other side as an American icon.
Amalgam’s range of beautiful miniature sculptures are designed by Remco de Reus and capture the essence of the most sculpturally interesting and outrageous designs throughout the history of the car. Each sculpture is hand-cast in stone filled resin, hand finished and plated in aluminium, followed by five coats of spray painting with a tinted lacquer. The colour of each sculpture reflects our impression of the vogue of each era. Every sculpture has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams at General Motors to ensure complete accuracy in the artistic representation.
The scale of a model is its size as a proportion to the real-life item. For instance, a 1:18 scale model means that every 1 unit of measurement on the model equals 18 units on the real item. If you divide the real item's size by 18, you'd get the size of the 1:18 model. Please note that models can vary slightly in size, as not all real-life items, like cars or planes, have the same dimensions.
- 1:12 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
- 1:18 scale: ~25 cm or 10 inches
- 1:24 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
- 1:43 scale: ~10 cm or 4 inches
- 1:64 scale: ~7 cm or 2.75 inches
- 1:76 scale: ~6 cm or 2.3 inches
- 1:12 scale: ~75 cm or 29.5 inches
- 1:18 scale: ~50 cm or 19.7 inches
- 1:24 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
- 1:43 scale: ~21 cm or 8.3 inches
- 1:64 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
- 1:76 scale: ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
- 1:6 scale: ~30 cm or 12 inches
- 1:10 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
- 1:12 scale: ~15 cm or 6 inches
- HO scale (1:87): ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
- N scale (1:160): ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
- O scale (1:48): ~38 cm or 15 inches
- 1:72 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
- 1:100 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
- 1:144 scale: ~10 cm or 3.9 inches
- 1:200 scale: ~7 cm or 2.8 inches
- 1:72 scale: ~40 cm or 15.7 inches
- 1:100 scale: ~28 cm or 11 inches
- 1:144 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
- 1:200 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
- 1:144 scale: ~150 cm or 59 inches
- 1:350 scale: ~62 cm or 24.4 inches
- 1:700 scale: ~31 cm or 12.2 inches
- 1:16 scale: ~97 cm or 38.2 inches
- 1:35 scale: ~44 cm or 17.3 inches
- 1:72 scale: ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
- Orders placed before 14:00 (Monday-Friday) are dispatched the same day. After 14:00, they're dispatched the next working day.
- Delays may occur during high order volume. Any significant delays will be communicated via email.
- We ship globally, with specific rates for different zones:
- Delivery confirmation and tracking number provided post-dispatch.
Returns & Refunds:
- 30-day return policy. Items must be unused, in original packaging.
- No returns on hazardous or flammable items.
- Start returns by emailing [email protected]. Do not return to the manufacturer.
- Returns address: Model Universe, 3 Hagley Court North, The Waterfront, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 1XF, UK.
- Refund processing times vary; contact us if delays occur. Sale items may have different refund terms.
For detailed info on shipping zones, lost/damaged shipments, duties, and our full return policy, click here.