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Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury- "Christine"

Reviewed by:   Tony Perrone
     
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Stephen King’s fictional novel, “Christine”, was completed in 1982. John Carpenter’s movie, based on King’s book, followed in 1983. True car aficionados will find inconsistencies in both book and movie. Of course we all know that the ’58 Fury only came in Buckskin Beige, not red and white like the Belvedere. The book refers to Christine as a four door. The book is centered in Pennsylvania while the movie plot unfolds in good old California. Further, in the movie, Christine’s California plate is a yellow 1956 issue. But shown in a scene, wrecking a Camaro, it’s caught with a 1978 sticker on it. Of course it was supposed to be a 1958 sticker. The movie car’s plate, CQB 241 is wrong for that state in 1958 as the letters should have started with N, P or Q.(*) But despite the minor flubs in the writing or filming of this iconic teenage boy meets car and falls in love story, DM got it all right. The model is strictly a movie car fabrication, right down to the lack of Fury scripts and its bright red paint. It’s not really a ’58 Fury, it’s Christine; and she’s hot! (*)Editor's note: I received a nice note from the owner of one of the Christine movie cars. He weighs in on the license tag issue, "Hello Tony my name is Martin and I own one of the actual Christine movie cars." He went on to say, "Christine took place in 1978 however her DMV sticker is a 1979. Arnie got her on the first day of school that would be September 1978. By the time he registered her she would have received 1979 DMV tags. I know this because I have the actual CQB 241 license plate with the DMV decal on it."

The shape and stance of this model has been scaled exquisitely. You would never guess that it can be destroyed and bounce right back. The entire car had a crumple zone. But in 1:24th Christine is pristine. DM did its normal magic on the paint application. All surfaces are bright and glossy. The fit of hood, trunk and doors are excellent and all the trim, which is considerable on this model, line up straight and true. The emblems and ‘Plymouth’ script on the trunk, the door and trunk lock buttons and front fender ‘gun sights’ all lend proper authentication. So, too, does the photo-etch air vent under the wipers and the silver anodized side insert panels. Fury’s, of course sported gold anodized inserts. Inside the trunk, we find a removable spare and a jack and tie tool. The upper inside trunk lid is painted in the correct contrasting darker red tone. The fuel filler door opens. In the interior, we see that same type of contrast. The seats are red with darker patterned insets. The door panels receive the same touch. The dash and floor pedals, including the dimmer switch, were given a healthy dose of detailing. The suspension is operational. The chassis detailing includes torsion bar suspension, transmission lines and you’ll even find an electrical wire running to the backup lights in the rear bumper. Under the hood is every teen boy’s dream. Arnie Cunningham was no exception. Christine’s motor sports twin quad carbs and enough plumbing and wiring to bring her back to life time after time.

I suppose you could consider this release as a little whimsical, especially if you enjoyed the book, movie or both. But even if you just like Mopars or the fabrication excellence that DM brings to the table, this 50’s muscle car is definitely hot stuff. The issue price is $129.

(11/03/2004)
 
 
  Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury-

 
 
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Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury- "Christine"

Danbury Mint 1:24 1958 Plymouth Fury- "Christine"

 
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