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Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed

Reviewed by:   Tony Perrone
     
  Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car
 
 
 

This is the second of two Danbury Mint numbered limited edition 1955 Corvettes. The Gypsy Red model was issued earlier this year and is limited to the actual production for the year of 2005. The availability of this Harvest Gold version is limited to the buyers of the original DM limited edition 1953 Corvette. Additionally, available to the buyers of this model, are four other limited edition Corvettes as well. They are a 1962 Corvette 327, in Sateen Silver and currently available, a 1966 convertible, a 1971 convertible and a 1993 Corvette. All will carry the same price as this issue.

Danbury released a drop-dead-gorgeous 1955 Chevy Bel Air in 2002 in Harvest Gold and India Ivory with a white soft top. It had green interior. Equally striking and then some is the Corvette offering in 1955. It came in solid Harvest Gold but with a green soft top to go with the yellow and green interior. The car, in these period correct colors, is an absolute knock-out! It goes without saying that the paint is splendid. It has a beautiful shine to it and the contrasting green shades of the dashboard top and carpet and soft top are remarkably accurate. A relatively recent Corvette publication featured a fully restored ’55 in this exact color combo. DM’s little masterpiece looks like a perfect “Mini Me” to it. The yellow hue is soft and warm, not nearly as deep and in-your-face as the ’55 Thunderbird in Goldenrod Yellow. It highlights the curves and form of the early Vette wonderfully.

The extra accessories fit flawlessly. As with all three DM first year Corvette models, 1953 through 1955, the doors, on internal hinges, the hood and trunk panels all line up seamlessly and fit flush. The side window curtains can be inserted into the doors and the top fits over all without any gaps. The fuel door opens and the trunk has all sorts of realistic gizmos. There are jacking tools, the jack, itself, is removable from the spare tire well, and the spare comes out. There is a storage pouch for the removable side curtains and the floor mat and floor support, with its jacking instruction label, is removable also. The interior is fit for a king. Danbury fashioned a fully readable gauge collection on the dash and perfectly printed out the shift pattern on the shift knob. Get out the magnifiers folks. R-L-D-N-P! You might want to use the magnifier on the chassis too because, like the real car, DM thought to include the drive line stampings, 3707878. As Chevy dropped in the V-8 to replace the six banger, they had to notch out the frame rail to clear the V-8’s fuel pump. DM caught that too and fabricated the difference from their ’53 and ’54 models. The crankcase vent tube is even there. Once you go topside again, do the honors of raising the hood for the best treat of all. The engine detail is just astounding. Magnifiers at the ready, you’ll ooh and ahh at the actual spring connected throttle linkage. The wires are all scaled and brake lines and heater hoses are replicated as if by a ‘50’s GM techie himself. The hood is held aloft by a telescoping prop rod and the suspension is fully operational.

The model’s stance and the overall appearance of the diecast are magnificent. It is another ‘must-have’ for the Corvette aficionado, fans of colorful models that stand out in any collection or just the detail buff among us. No teetering of the strength wand on the Thrillometer on this issue, we have a strongly registered 9.9 here ladies and gentlemen! The issue price is $135

(07/01/2005)
 
 
  Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

Danbury Mint 1:24 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

 
 
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Danbury Mint 1955 Corvette Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car

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Year: 1955 Color: Harvest Gold
Make: Corvette Code: 1383
Model: Roadster- Nbr Ltd Ed
  Our Price: $179.95    Points to Redeem: 2571
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