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-449 Chevrolet El Camino Pick-up Truck (1961-68)

The 449 Chevrolet El Camino was released in 1961 and the "birth notification" appeared in the August issue of the Meccano Magazine.

The model was the only one in its class to be modeled by Meccano.

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20 June 2015

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The following has been originally posted on the "Happy collecting milestone" Thread

Dinkinius wrote:
"Greetings

Another set now complete - red, yellow, pale green and pale blue interior, at least until someone finds a previously unrecorded interior colour!

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Hopefully there is no other Thread on the 449 even though I conducted a search through the search engine! I will also copy and paste the responses to the above post.

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20 June 2015

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Greetings

The following is an edited version of two posts on the "Happy collecting milestone" that continues the second post (above) on this Thread.

townie54 wrote:
"Good to see these El Caminos. I have the yellow from new in the '60s, and the red since but had not seen the others. I have the 263 Criterion with 5 different colour interiors and the 258 Fairlane with white and red. Incidentally just visited Dallas where the Sixth Floor Museum uses two repainted Dinky Fairlanes as escort cars in their assassination convoy diorama."

Dinkinius wrote:
"Many thanks townie54 for you comments. I like the El Camino, even though the model was aimed squarely for the American market with the use of the terminology "pick-up truck", unless that is a term also used in the UK. Here in Australia, where it actually invented this type of vehicle in the 1930s when a farmer asked the Ford Motor Company in Melbourne that he wanted to buy a motor car that he can use during the week to cart farm stuff around, pigs, bales of hay, fertiliser, etc, and also to be able to take the wife to church on Sundays. Ford then came up with the "Utility Vehicle" or just "utility" a name that has been used ever since in Australia to describe a "pick-up" truck.

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