Danbury Mint’s 1956 Ford Sunliner is a classic model of a classic car; a mold set that’s been around the scale block a few times, but was so good when it was first tooled that every fresh decoration makes it worth owning again. In this Sunset Coral and black, the car is one of the prettiest ’fifties images we’ve seen in a while in this scale, with opening doors, hood, and trunk, working sun visors, tilting seats, and the usual DM build quality. Yep – close to twenty years since the mold set first appeared, this variant comes out of its box tight, crisp, and beautifully screwed and glued together. The snap-on up top looks great, and goes on and comes off smoothly, as does the included top-down boot.
Comparing this release to an older example is kinda cool; the added details like the steel fuel lines under the hood, and the advanced, foil-based decos outside show how far Danbury Mint has come – and the mold set shows just how good they always were. Classics never get old, on the road or on the shelf. They just find new folks to appreciate them.