HO – Arriving now at your favorite hobby retailer from Rapido Trains are Chevrolet Caprices and Impalas in a multitude of configurations and colors, including four-door sedans, station wagons, taxis, law enforcement versions and more. These models are based on the 1980s body style, with multiple grille designs available to cover the model years 1980 through 1990. Each Chevy comes with real rubber tires (whitewall or not) with different wheel cover designs including wire spoke, standard and dog dish wheel covers. $24.95 each from your favorite dealer. A separate accessory pack of just the light bars, spotlights and push bumper is available separately as Rapido #102138 for $9.95 per package.
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Believe it or not, Third generation Caprices and Impalas such as the Rapido model were actually downsized versions of the second-generation cars, which were the largest Chevrolet sedans ever built.
Taxi, fire and police Impalas come equipped with utilitarian “dog dish” wheel covers as appropriate. Taxi models also feature a sign on the roof.
Caprice Station wagons feature simulated wire wheel covers and simulated “woody” side trim just like many of the real ones did. Note also the luggage rack mounted atop the roof. Each model comes packaged in a clear plastic jewel case also suitable for display by collectors.
The police and fire Impalas come equipped with a Federal Signal Corporation Aerodynic light bar pre-installed on the roof. Included also with each police/fire version are two additional light bars of different styles, extra red or blue lenses for the light bars, a push bumper for the front and spotlights for the A-pillars that can be fitted by the modeler. The light bars are non-lighted. Police cars are available in this run in two different color schemes – blue with white stripe or a black and white version. A separate accessory pack of just the light bars, spotlights and push bumper is available separately as Rapido #102138 for $9.95 per package.