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Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000

Reviewed by:   Tony F Perrone
     
  Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car
 
 
 

And then there were two. I was in heaven while reviewing the DM ’56 Buick 4 door hardtop. But as the UPS truck arrived today, on blessed wings, all I heard was the Alleluia chorus of saints, cherubs and angel’s voices singing “Hark, the Roadmaster on High has Come.” All that was missing was the UPS guy wearing a white, flowing tunic. No, I didn’t take up drinking this early in the morning; I’m just high on Danbury Mint new tooling’s.

I suppose we all anticipated a drop top or 2 door coupe version of the DM fifty-six Roadmaster. But I, for one, didn’t expect either to be as fashionable or classy as that tri-color beauty. I still want a coupe but this rag top is magnificent. And of course you can leave it to the Danbury Boyz to choose a winning color combination. Tahiti Coral is summer-like, evoking images of the beach, the sea, coral and flip-flops. Dover White mimics summer linen and sea foam. But please, don’t bring up little fruity drinks with paper umbrellas in them, the DM guys have an image to uphold.

There was some Bulletin Board talk of using a different third color for boot and/or top. Specifically, a white boot and black top were brought up as an alternative option and, quite honestly, looked good. But I prefer the DM pick and here’s why. The black boot follows along, sans top, with the tri-color theme of the hardtop. It also matches the upper dash and blends equitably with the black and white seats and inside door panels. From an exterior vantage point, the white top keeps the balance of coral sandwiched top and bottom by crisp, clean white. A black top, in my estimation, may be too heavy and minimize the coral.

You’ll see DM’s mastery at work all over the vehicle. Chrome trim, a bunch of it, is fashioned separately and brings out the curvature of trunk lid, door and side fender styling, the Ventaport (port holes) that signify the top of the line. All the excellent scaling lends a look of perfect miniature. You see it in the steering wheel, incredible dash and gauges and, once again, DM treats us to scissors springs hinges on the under hood design, internal door hinges and amazing work on all detailing. That detailing spans the engine bay, interior door panel highlights, such as power window buttons, front seat-back pull straps to removable spare with the fifth awesome photo-etched wheel. Inside and out detail work on the ‘up top’ has to be seen in person to appreciate and the chassis is full of small detail workmanship.

Chrome metal foiling is used to perfection in the trunk lid’s “Roadmaster” lettering, “Buick” on hood edge and the phenomenal “Roadmaster” script on the doors, just under the window vents. Photo-etched parts also are used for wipers and door sills. The antenna, seatbacks and sun visors function. Fit and finish are superb and the stance of the heavy diecast is impeccable. I do not want to jinx it but dare I wish out loud for the coupe? Yeah, you’re right, I better pray to the heavens.

(09/03/2011)
 
 
  Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000 diecast car

 
 
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Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Buick Roadmaster- Convertible- Ltd Ed of 5000

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