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Sunday, November 7, 2010

ERTL 1970 Chevelle Baldwin Motion 1:18 scale

ERTL 1970 Chevelle Baldwin Motion in 1:18 scale.  In1967 Joel Bosen of Brooklyn, New York, joined forces w/ Baldwin Chevrolet and together created the legendary Baldwin Motion specialty shop.

From the net:
The original Baldwin-Motion Performance Group (1967-1974) represented a
        partnership between Baldwin Auto Company, a franchised Chevrolet
        dealership dating back to the early-1920s and Motion Performance, a
        high-profile speed shop with a reputation for building fast Chevys. Both
        were located in Baldwin, Long Island, NY, a New York City suburb.
        Baldwin Chevrolet was run by Ed Simonin, son of its founder, August
        “Gus” Simonin, and Ed’s brother-in-law, Dave Bean. Motion Performance
        started life at a Sunoco service station in Brooklyn, NY in the
        late-1950s. In 1963, after Joel Rosen, then a junior partner, installed
        a Clayton chassis dynamometer, signage was changed to reflect the true
        nature of his business. In 1966, Rosen incorporated as Motion
        Performance, Inc. and relocated to his own shop at 598 Sunrise Highway,
        Baldwin, NY.
        Starting in 1967 and running through 1974, Baldwin-Motion offered SS
        (425-hp) and Phase III (500-hp and up) big-block Camaros, Novas,
        Chevelles, Corvettes and Biscayne Street Racer Specials. Cars were sold
        at Baldwin Chevrolet or Motion Performance, converted by Motion and
        financed and delivered by Baldwin. Phase III 427 and 454 cars came with
        a written, money back, quarter-mile performance guaranty from Joel
        All Baldwin-Motion sales promotion materials carried Rosen's guaranty.
        “We think so much of our Phase III Supercars that we guaranty they will
        turn at least 120 mph in 11.50 seconds or better with an M/P-approved
        driver on an AHRA or NHRA-sanctioned drag strip. Phase III Supercars are
        completely streetable, reliable machines that will run these times off
        the street.” There never was a single comeback!


  1. Hi Resti,

    Another American muscle car.

    Lucky you.


  2. Hi Kin, American muscle cars are just gorgeous looking. Thanks much!