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Danbury Mint
1956 Ford Sunliner
1:24 | $150

Showroom, Danbury Mint 1:24 1956 Ford Sunliner

Danbury’s 1956 Ford Sunliner convertible is one of those models that’ll gobsmack you right out of the box. The pink and black paint scheme is about as fifties as it gets, and the build quality is stellar. That solid feel won’t surprise anyone who has any of the earlier variants this mold set has yielded, but the new-age foil decos and truckload of added detailing surely will. Those badges are fabulous, and they ride the car’s nose, front fenders, and doors, calling out the car’s Fairlane roots, ThThunderbird V8 and Sunliner trim. ThThat 312cid V8 is completely believable, and it’s wired and piped, right down to the steel fuel lines and battery cables. ThThe open-air cabin sports a dash with deep, 3D gauges, and the trunk’s been matted and stocked with a pull-out spare tire. A black plastic up-top is included, as is a snap-on boot; both are nicely textured and look great on the car. Parking the model next to an older example—say, the ’55 Crown Victoria DM put out, circa 1993—will prove how far this company has come, and how good they’ve always been. Highly recommended. —Joe Kelly Jr. danburymint.com

Updated: July 22, 2014 — 10:46 AM

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