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Pony Power

Pony Power

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
1:43 | $75 each


Highway 61 made the scene several years ago with a slew of muscle cars that carried the 1:18 hobby into new, high-detail territory. That shouldn’t have been a surprise: the company’s president is Fred Ertl III, heir apparent to the Ertl family’s talent for slinging zinc alloy into desir- able shapes. Now the company is moving into 1:43 resin, and muscle fans who favor the smaller scale can be happy. This first car, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, replicates Ford’s small block racer for the street – a car that lent itself to road courses far better than its heavier-nosed, big- block stable mates – and they’ve done a great job. The casting on this pre-production sample is proportioned just right, painted in a smooth “Acapulco Blue Poly,” and, save for a too-glossy hood and deck and missing blackouts around the headlights, it’s decorated very nicely. Photo- etched window surrounds hold butyrate glazing, and though the wheels are too-brightly chromed, they wear “Goodyear” rubber. A scale-thin antenna and separately cast lenses round the model out very well. Interior detailing is full on, with a great dash and console, and neatly detailed steering wheel and door panels. Even the chassis passes muster. We can’t wait to see where this line goes next. – Joe Kelly Jr.


Updated: July 22, 2014 — 5:27 PM

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