Ex­plo­sive C4 Vettes

1984 A- Team and 1985 BigLe­bowski Chevy Corvettes

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1:18 | $60ea

The 4th Gen­er­a­tion Corvette (C4) was such a rad­i­cal tech­ni­cal ad­vance­ment from the long-run­ning (1968-82) C3 that it ended up re­quir­ing nearly an ex­tra year be­yond its planned 1983 launch date. As a re­sult, it pre­miered as a 1984 model—skip­ping the ’83 model year en­tirely. When the C4 ex­ploded onto the au­to­mo­tive scene it was an in­stant star, so its not sur­pris­ing that it found its way quickly onto tele­vi­sion and movie screens. One of the most pop­u­lar TV shows of the day was the ac­tion hit The A-Team; sea­son two be­gan film­ing shortly af­ter the C4 went on sale so they wrote in a white ‘84 coupe (with a set of bright red cus­tom vinyl de­cals ap­plied) as Face­man’s pre­ferred ride—a fit­ting coun­ter­part to

B.A.’s GMC van! 1998’s TheBigLe­bowski couldn’t be more dif­fer­ent in terms of plot, but one mem­o­rable scene fea­tures a very sim­i­lar C4 Vette—a red ’85 coupe that meets an ig­no­min­ious end at the hands of John Good­man’s high-strung char­ac­ter Wal­ter Sobchak. Green­light has added both star Vettes to its Hol­ly­wood 1:18 series, and both fea­ture open­ing doors and hoods along with newly tooled re­mov­able targa tops.

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