1974 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe by: Matchbox


  • First Produced: 1978
  • Exterior: burgandy, black, grey, white
  • Interior: red, cream
  • Manufacturer: Lesney, Matchbox, Tyco
  • Features: side exhaust
  • Scale: 1:60
  • Produced in: Britain, Macau, Thailand
  • Collector Number/Name: #62-G Chevrolet Corvette
  • Original Price 1978: $.99
  • Value 1997 mint box: (Lesney) $7.00, (Matchbox Intl.) $5.00, (40th Anni.) $10.00


First produced at the end of Lesney's production era, this 1974 Corvette has had a curious production history. The burgandy car is the original Lesney version. After Matchbox International took control, two more version were produced. The grey 'pace-car' model is an obvious attempt to take advantage of the 1978 Indy Pace Car fever. The black Delainey/Bonnie Samson N.A.R.T. racing model is an example of a real racing Corvette. The white version was a Tyco production for a box set on the 40th Anniversary of Corvette. This car was also altered with cut-out T-Tops and offered in 1982 as a new model.