Minichamps 1955 Lincoln Futura: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS!

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments by

Holy famous show cars, Batman! We just got these factory snaps of the finalized 1955 Lincoln Futura from Minichamps’ new American Dream Car lineup, and we’re chomping at the bit to have one of these giant resins in hand. We’d seen a pre-production piece a few weeks back – and featured the not-yet-cooked cars in the Spring 2013 issue of DCX - but this is a first look at the fully done piece that’ll be on its way here, soon. As we’d hoped, there’s acres of chrome on the model, and a full set of wide whitewall tires; a second look has us digging the lensing in those eyebrow headlights, and the wrinkles in the “leather” (actually well-deco’d resin cast) seats.

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Minichamps’ 1:18 Resincast 1955 Lincoln Futura

The pre-production model was a big, heavy beast; we’d imagine that with its finished base and final presentation packaging, this limited run (999 made) will be popular with the show car crowd. No word on a mentioned – but not yet confirmed – sub-series run on this mold set, painted in red, as the Futura appeared in its Hollywood debut in “It Started With a Kiss”, but we’ll be watching. The 1:18 “LaSalle II” broke cover last week; the Edsel Ford Speedster is next. It’s going to be a great summer for dream cars.

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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