1932 Ford McMullen Roadster Limited Edition Diecast Model

  • Our Price: $209.00
  • Out of Production
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Danbury Mint 1932 Ford McMullen Roadster- Ltd Ed diecast car
Customer Rating: 10 stars
  • Year: 1932
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Ford
  • Code: DM1649
  • Model: McMullen Roadster- Ltd Ed
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Black

Danbury does hot rods. Danbury does historic hot rods. In no particular order, they have given us the Ala Kart, California Kid, Little Deuce Coupe, Kookies Kar and a Doane Spencer inspired deuce lake bed racer.

Into cars as a teen in the fifties, Tom McMullen made a name for himself as a true hot rodder by the sixties. He bought this deuce roadster in 1958, equipped with a 283 short block and single carb but by 1962 it sported a punched out 301 cube Chevy with a GMC blower mounted on top sucking gas from dual quads. The car was featured on the April, 1963 cover of “Hot Rod” Magazine and showed off flames laid out by none other than “Big Daddy” Ed Roth and painted by Tom himself. The car later went on to be shown, in part, on the cover of the record album, “Shut Down” featuring artists such as the Beach Boys.

Tom founded Street Rodder Magazine in 1972 and the car has become an icon for period hot rod lovers such as me and Danbury Mint.

DM built the model with a lot of attention to detail. And that detail is amazing. Opening the hood affords a great look at the wiring, fuel line fabrication, dipstick, throttle linkage and plumbing. Carried down to the chassis, metal lines depict brake cables and transmission lines, a unique exhaust collector box that channels into two mufflers as it flows rearward and even replicates the unusual positioning of the car’s horn.

DM plumbed, labeled and mounted the Moon gas tank ahead of the radiator and fashioned an excellent and accurate rendition of the working steering box on the outside frame rail. The trunk opens to show off the carpeted storage area, the windshield frame opens outward and the interior conjures up the day the roadster was in its most famous element; right down to the skull shifter knob. The flames and over-the-top pin-striping are true to the original image and beautifully done to scale by the DM Boyz.

Tom lost his life in an airplane crash in 1995. Had he survived to see this scale replication, I just know he would have been proud.

-Tony Perrone

  • Our Price: $209.00
  • Out of Production
  • No Legacy Points

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