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Johnny Lightning 1957 Chevrolet Belair Convertible 50th Anniversary Edition 1/64

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This is quite the stylish model as it has a continental kit. That is the spare tire mounted on the rear fender. Now the 57 Belair had a trunk larger than an apartment in Moscow with plenty of room for a spare tire but it looks cool. This one is done just right. It helps that it is a convertible. Makes a middle class car look like a luxury car. It would be perfect for cruising the Pacific Coast Highway up to Pismo.
    This is a reissue of the year 2000 version of this model. It is a 50th anniversary edition to celebrate 50 years of Johnny Lightning. The original Johnny Lightning made by Topper did not last long. Next was the Playing Mantis revival in the late 1990s. I believe Round Two and or AutoWorld is now making these. This is a model currently in production.
    Left out the opening hood with engine compartment. It even has a radiator. Also note the two tone interior and large chrome rear panels. The 55 and 56 had a two tone body but this was dropped for the 57. The 57 also had the most ornate grill of the tri-5s.
    I still have an Airstream to post. Not sure what I will post next.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Fabulous classic car, love the winged back on the 57 Chevy Belair
    2. Hoot60, 2 years ago
      I love the old shoebox Chevy (55-57). I currently own a '55 Bel Air convert and '55 Nomad. I had a few '56s also. Never had a '57 Johnny Lightning :)
    3. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      Nicely done. My cousin's friend had one we called "Big Red". Lot's of memories in it. Happy New Year to all.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. Yes it has excellent fins.

      Thank you very much Hoot. I would love to have any of those.

      Thank you very much Toyrebel. I am thinking it was red. Happy New year to you.
    5. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Love it!
      Happy New Year Fort Apache
    6. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      Johnny Lightning was always the best!
      Big Christmas present back in 1968 or roundabout.
      Those cars were fast.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Johnny Lightning had so much style!
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much clockerman. Happy New Year and yes they were fast.

      And thank you very much racer4four.
    9. Gage_robertson_collector Gage_robertson_collector, 2 years ago
      Love the model! I will be posting one of my own 57 Chevy models soon, feel free to take a look!
    10. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Gage. I most certainly will.

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