Number One with a Bullet: Danbury Mint 1:24 1950 Studebaker

Mar 17, 2012 2 Comments by

They got their start building wagons for the American Trail, but in 1950, Studebaker was building some of the wildest cars on the American Road. Painted in sahara sand, this 1:24 1950 “bullet-nosed” champion convertible comes with a removable fabric top and a soft vinyl boot cover. Virtually everything works, including the doors, hood, trunk, side vents, gas filler door, radio antenna, and the removable fender skirts. Add in a working suspension and steering, poseable sun visors, and tilting seat backs, plus a trunk that boasts a removable spare and a full set of fitted luggage, for a wide range of display options. The 169 cid, 85-horsepower flathead six is fully detailed, wired, and labeled below a scissor-hinged hood; beneath the model, the metal frame is finished off in satin black and detailed with brake and fuel lines and a serialized plaque. Bullet-nosed Studebakers are classics, and this limited edition release brings South Bend’s most memorable machine out in scale.

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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover. My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too. Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.

2 Responses to “Number One with a Bullet: Danbury Mint 1:24 1950 Studebaker”

  1. Chris says:

    I would love to have this in a 1:18 scale! Then again, it wouldn’t be bad as it is. Providing I had the funds to buy it!

  2. Tom says:

    I to am looking for a 1:18 scale and cant seem to find

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