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55 Corvette
Debut Series HW Boulevard: Ahead of Its Time
Produced 2012 - Present
Designer Leeway Chang
Number W4645
2012-HWB-55Corvette-Red


Description

Chevrolet debuted its small-block, 195 hp V8 in 1955 and the engine found its way into the Corvette. At first 1955 V8 Corvettes continued with the mandatory-option Powerglide automatic transmission (as did the few 6-cylinder models built), but a new three-speed manual transmission came along later in the year for V8 models only. Exterior color choices were expanded to at least five, combined with at least four interior colors. Even soft-tops came in three colors and different materials. Despite all this, only 700 1955 Corvettes were built, making it second only to 1953 in scarcity. Very few six-cylinder 1955 models were built, and all documented examples are equipped with automatic transmissions. The "V" in the Corvette emblem was enlarged and gold colored, signifying the V8 engine under the hood and 12 volt electrical systems, while 6-cylinder models retained the 6-volt systems used in 1953-1954.

Versions

The '55 Corvette has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
- 2012 HW Boulevard: Ahead of Its Time Red Silver side details and headlights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red White Wall DDRR W4645 Malaysia Base code(s): E27 2012-HWB-55Corvette-Red
4
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5
2013 HW Boulevard Pearl White Gold Flames, and Headlights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Gold White Wall DDRR X8289 Malaysia Base code(s): E45 HWB13-55Corvette-White
4
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8
2013 60th Anniv of Corvette Red Silver side details and headlights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red 5SP Malaysia Base code(s): HW 55Vette
20
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30
2014 Cool Classics Spectrafrost Copper Red pinstripe deco on sides, hood & trunk Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red RSW BDR41 Thailand Base code(s): G34 1955 Corvette cool classics
- 2016 Collector Edition Spectraflame Blue Red & Yellow HW flame & tampos on side & top, Red three on rear quarter panels. Red, White & Yellow HW logo on sides. Silver painted bumpers, headlights, exhaust tips, front turn signals. Red painted taillights. Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Red Line RRLD DJH57 Malaysia Base code(s): 55-04a
45
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365
2018 Then and Now
3/10
Black White stripes on sides & top, HW flame logo on rear left & right quarter-panels Gray
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Plastic
Clear Red Chrome Red & Black MC5 FJX90 Malaysia ReTooled, Grill integrated into the body: no longer part of the base
Base codes: K33, K32, K35, K36
FJX90 '55 Corvette front
192
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365
2018 Then and Now
3/10
Blue White stripes on sides & top, HW flame logo on rear left & right quarter-panels Black
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Plastic
Clear Grey Chrome & Black MC5 FKB19 Malaysia Base codes: L02, L04 2018 Then+Now Blue '55 Corvette FKB19
- 2018 Then and Now
3/10
Unpainted White stripes on sides & top, HW flame logo on rear left & right quarter-panels Black
/
Plastic
Clear Grey Blue Chrome MC5 FKB82 Malaysia Walmart Exclusive Zamac Edition
Base codes: K45
2018 - Then and Now 3-10 - '55 Corvette - Zamac - 002
1
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8
2019 Throwback Metallic Light Blue Red & Yellow flames with silver outline on sides and top Black
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Plastic
Clear Red BW GBC02 Malaysia Base code(s): M27 55 Corvette Blue 19

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