1960 Red Corvette Annual Ltd Ed 1:24 Scale Red Diecast Model

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Danbury Mint 1960 Corvette Annual Ltd Ed diecast car
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  • Year: 1960
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Corvette
  • Code: DM1613
  • Model: Annual Ltd Ed
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Roman Red

Only Danbury’s second 1960 diecast iteration of the Corvette roadster, this one comes to us in the form of their Annual Limited Edition. Now, for 2010, it’s hard to believe that the car depicted is actually a half century old. Fifty years have gone by and the car still looks fresh and fast. Danbury decided to throw caution to the wind and forget, for just this once, that many collectors used to decry that there were too many red paint jobs. Due to that perception, the mint makers ran from issuing some really nice red car models. Well DM grew a bigger set and released the 50th anniversary Vette in a deep and thoroughly flashy red – Roman Red to be exact. In your face, naysayer! But even better, this is a red-on-red machine. How sweet; red exterior, red interior and the fashionable white cove to compliment the package.

Both black and white soft tops were available to Roman Red buyers and I wondered why DM didn’t choose a white top until I tried one on it. I used the one from their 1957 Vette and guess what? It looked namby-pamby. The black roof gives an almost tri-color look to the image. Thankfully the DM Boyz are on the job and have the wherewithal to pick the right colors. What was that I said about a bigger set? I just proved my point. I know most of you diehard diecaster’s will display it without the lid anyway; convertibles should be sans roof, right?

The previous ’60 issue was a Cascade Green beauty with matching auxiliary hard top. This iteration has the aforementioned soft top to differentiate it from its display mates. It also differs in some better tech additions. The engine has updated fuel lines and a working hood prop that telescopes as it opens. The seat belt buckles are more thinly scaled photo-etched metal. The fuel filler door still opens, the antenna extends and the visors flip up and down. And I still love the P-E metal wipers too; they lend a great air of realism to the model. Like the first ’60 Vette, DM allows the collector to open the trunk, lift out the mat, remove the center flooring and take the spare out for examination. There’s a jacking instruction sheet on the flooring and a jack within the spare’s wheel. Tools are located in a floor recess in the trunk.

The model is rich and sporty all at once and displayed with playmates, outstanding. Another great Vette from DM.

-Tony F Perrone

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