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Chevrolet SS
Debut Series New Models
Produced 2012 - Present
Designer Phil Riehlman
Number V5308
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Description

Not to be confused with the Chevrolet SS, a U.S. import of the Holden VF Commodore.

The Chevrolet SS is a reproduction of the Chevrolet Opala, a mid-size car sold under the Chevrolet brand in South America. It was derived from the German Opel Rekord Series C, Opel Commodore Series A, but used USA-sourced six- cylinder engines from the Impala. The name Opala may come from the opal, which is a precious stone that is colorless when extracted from the soil, but acquires multiple tones when exposed to light. The name may also be a portmanteau of the names Opel and Impala (Opel + Impala = Opala). The real model was produced from from 1969 to 1992 by "General Motors do Brasil" (GM of Brazil or GMB).

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Founded in January 1925, GMB originally assembled, and later manufactured, light trucks and utility vehicles until the mid-1960s, when they decided to produce their first Brazilian-made passenger car. The options varied between the traditionally large, more expensive American-style cars that GM was selling in the United States line (i.e.: the Impala), and the lighter, more economical models from German GM-subsidiary Opel (i.e.: the Kadett, Olympia, Rekord and Commodore) which were already imported to Brazil in small quantities. After wavering between the small Kadett and the somewhat larger Rekord/Commodore line, GMB opted for the latter, but later introduced the Kadett as well. During a press conference on November 23, 1966, GM publicly announced the existence of "Project 676", which would become the Chevrolet Opala. About one million units, including the Opala sedan, Coupé, and the station wagon variant Caravan were produced.

The performance of Opala 3.8L was actually quite pleasing; with a top speed of 112.5 mph (181.1 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in about 11 seconds, it was the fastest Brazilian car of its time. The sporty Opala SS, originally only available with the "250" engine, was the first version to receive a four-speed manual gearbox. This was coupled with a tachometer and matte black striping.

The Hot Wheels version is of the 1974 Opala.

Versions

The Chevrolet SS has been released 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
20
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247
2012 New Models
20/50
Green Black Stripe,SS decals Chrome Plastic Clear Black 5SP V5308 Malaysia Base Code(s): E06, E09, E10 Chevrolet-SS-a
241
/
250
2013 HW Workshop Performance
1/10
Dk. Red Yellow stripe, SS decals, "Gasket" logo Chrome Plastic Clear Black 5SP X1808 Malaysia Base Code(s):E41, E49 Chevrolet-SS-b
199
/
250
2014 HW Showroom All Stars
9/10
Blue Black,Blue and Silver stripes on sides Chrome Plastic Clear Black 5SP BFD73 Malaysia Base Code(s): F32 Chevrolet-SS-c
199
/
250
2014 HW Showroom All Stars
9/10
Blue Black,Blue and Silver stripes on sides Chrome Plastic Clear Black RR BFF29 Malaysia Super Treasure Hunt
Base code(s): F27
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199
/
250
2014 HW Showroom All Stars
9/10
Unpainted Black, Silver, and Blue stripes on sides Chrome Plastic Clear Black 5SP BFG77 Malaysia Walmart exclusive
Base Code(s): F44
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- 2016 20-Pack Yellow Black, Silver and Wine stripes on sides Chrome Plastic Black Tinted Black 5SP Malaysia Base Code(s): H49 Chevrolet-SS-f
- 2017 Multipacks Exclusive Orange Black stripes, 'SS', HW Logo on sides, Silver door handles Chrome Plastic Clear Black 5SP X6999 Malaysia Base Code(s): J44 Chevrolet-SS-g (1)
- 2017 Multipacks Exclusive Green Yellow stripes, 'SS', HW Logo on sides, Silver door handles Chrome Plastic Clear Black Yellow Rim MC5 Malaysia Base Code(s): K09 Chevrolet-SS-Green-2017
- 2017 Multipacks Exclusive White Red stripes, 'SS', HW Logo on sides, Silver door handles Chrome Plastic Black Tinded Black Red Rim 5SP Malaysia Base code(s): K36 6fe62907-8e5d-40c0-aed4-6949fb7039bd large

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