This is literally the second photo I have ever seen of the infamous Modern Classics Antifreeze ‘82 Silverado. And it came from possibly the most reputable source it could: the dude who designed it.
Jun Imai, previously of the Hot Wheels Design Team, dropped this on Instagram today:
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Not my usual content from the garage, but I’ll make exceptions here and there. Back in 2007 I was responsible for a little known product line called Modern Classics, where the 83 Silverado was born. I have always loved full sized Chevy trucks, with the square bodies and 4th gen (think 454SS) being my favorites. I remember someone telling me somewhere that the antifreeze version of the mod Silverado had some significance. I was digging around today looking for something, and stumbled upon this. Can some of you Silverado pros shed some light on it? Go. #KAIDOHOUSE #carcultureforallscales #chevysilverado #hotwheels
He is asking for the story, and I have told some of it here on Lamley. The Silverado was designed by Jun for the Modern Classics line, and antifreeze was to be the second color. Sadly the line was cancelled before it was released, and if it wasn’t for a photo in a toy magazine at the time, no one would have known about it. But that photo and a lucky ebay lot confirmed it was slated to be released, and now we get the first image of a carded model from Jun’s mouthwatering archive.