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DM/GMP 1967 Shelby G.T. 350 Brochure Images

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 15:57 by Peter
Look what came in the mail today!

To read through the sales literature, it sounds as though GMP did the build and DM is just putting their name on it. Can't be sure, but that seems likely. These give a better idea than the pictures on DM's website, but they still have that "retouched marketing image" feel about them, so final judgment will have to wait until somebody gets one of these in hand. Meanwhile, enjoy the read here.
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First Look at DM 1967 Shelby Cobra G.T. 350

Thursday, 20 November 2008 16:12 by Peter
To quote the Danbury Mint's Press Release:

"Through an exclusive arrangement with GMP, we are pleased to present a brand new 1:24 scale, die-cast metal replica of arguably the sleekest and sexiest of the Shelby Mustangs -- available only from the Danbury Mint.

Immediately your eyes will be drawn to this Mustang's aggressive styling and, of course, those famous Shelby stripes.  Now look even closer.  Check out the authentic detail of the Goodyear Polyglas white letter tires and the Shelby badging.  And look at how that hand polished Acapulco Blue metallic paint job beautifully accents the lines of this classic fastback.  There's no doubt this replica will look sensational in your collection."
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The third time's the charmer

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:36 by Peter
The first segment of my thoughts and impressions as a collector of precision diecast models "The New Collector," was featured in issue #69 of the Die Cast Car Collectors Club (D4C) Journal. Well, it is now almost four years later, and my point of view has matured somewhat. Here then, is the third segment...
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Franklin Mint Raises Prices

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 11:28 by Peter
FM Duesenberg 20 GrandDanbury did it so we knew it was only a matter of time, but a recent visit to the FM website revealed that a number of their older models (yes the older ones) had gone up slightly in price. We're not talking new toolings here either. Prices were raised on the ancient Duesenberg 20 Grand, 1929 Rolls, 1948 Town & Country, 1959 Cadillac Biarritz, 1955 Packard Caribbean LE, etc., each now $150. There were many others with new higher prices as well--too many to list here. On the Plus side, though, they're offering free shipping!
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Rumors are Running Wild...

Tuesday, 18 November 2008 12:28 by Peter
About DM's upcoming MOPAR. No, it's not that 59 Imperial Johan has been waiting for (and me too), but for the muscle fans out there it is music to their ears. We have confirmed that DM is making a 1967 Plymouth GTX hardtop, and we have heard an unconfirmed rumor circulating that the color will be red with black stripes and a black interior--we'll see. Whatever the color, I expect a number of variations on this theme eventually, inlcuding a Belvedere or two if we're lucky :-)
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DR Diecast Blog is Back!

Thursday, 13 November 2008 16:27 by Peter
Due to the move to our own domain the DR Diecast Blog was temporarily out of service, but now we're back with a whole new look and improved functionality. DR's blog spot is the place to come for the latest news and updates from the diecast world, and alerts from your webmaster regarding the site and other items of interest. You can even subscribe to updates so you'll be notified whenever there's a new item here in the blog.
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DR EXCLUSIVE! Danbury Mint 1941 Cadillac Fleetwood - Preview Society LE 1000

Monday, 10 November 2008 19:31 by Peter
Today a white box arrived from Connecticut via UPS, bearing DM's most exclusive new limited edition, and Diecast Ramblings is the first site to publish our own high-resolution photos of this model. Only available to members of the Classic Cars Preview Society, this model is limited to an ultra-low 1000 copies, and members are limited to two models each. Like all previous PSLE's it's a straight repaint, but as usual they started with an already excellent model. The new two-tone paint scheme in Fairoaks Green over El Centro Green foreshadowed the coming 2nd world war, but this color combination is still as dignified and conservative as this lovely old sedan body style, and DM has done justice to it once again. You can check out the photographs here, and see for yourself if this is one you want to add to your collection, but don't wait or these will be gone.
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Danbury Mint Limited Editions - Going, Going, Gone...

Friday, 7 November 2008 18:49 by Peter
We received an email from the Danbury Mint yesterday with a message regarding the availability of five of their limited edition models. According to the message, so few of these limited edition models remain, that the offer is not being made to the general public. You can check out the message here, and see for yourself if there are any models there on YOUR want list.
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Danbury Mint 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Ltd. Ed. of 5000 in Silver Blue

Tuesday, 4 November 2008 13:09 by Peter
Introducing the DM 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible in Silver Blue, a limited edition of 5,000. With its dark blue interior and white convertible top, this 'Vette is a stunner. And unless I'm mistaken, it's also the first precision '63 Corvette convertible in this scale. This is one that collectors have wanted for some time, so if it's on your want list don't wait too long. Here's a high-resolution scanned image of the brochure pages to whet your appetite.
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