56042 Greenlight Dioramas Apollo 13 – 1965 Shelby GT-350 & 1970 Chevy Corvette 427. 1:64 scale diecast collectible. These cars are about 2.5″ long with openable hoods. Manufactured by Greenlight. Packed in a window box. Box size: 5.5″L x 3.5″W x 4″H. 6 pcs per inner. GM is a trademark of the General Motors Corporation.
Apollo 13 tells the story of the lunar flight operation by the same name and the astronauts involved. Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) all survied the space mission thouth it was aborted due to an explosion in one of the oxygen tanks. As a majority of the movie takes place in star speckled space, attention was taken on the ground and more specifically the cars!
There are two other stars in the film, a 1966 Shelby GT 350 and a 1970 Chevy Corvette Stingray. These two beauties share the big screen for a racing scene. As the real Apollo 13 mission took place in 1970 both of these cars embody the feel of an era as well as the personality, status and adrenaline seeking manner of those individuals that explore the final frontier.