1967 Mustang GT Convertible Diecast Model

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Danbury Mint 1967 Ford Mustang GT- Convertible Ltd Ed diecast car
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  • Year: 1967
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Ford
  • Code: DM1610
  • Model: Mustang GT- Convertible Ltd Ed
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Wimbledon White

Danbury’s first release of the Mustang in 1967 vintage came by way of a Candyapple Red convertible issued in 2007. Next to follow it was a Lime Gold fastback version in GT attire. Hot on its heels came the Shelby GT 350 and finally we have this GT variant in drop top trim clad handsomely in Wimbledon White. It is not really a remake of the convertible first debuting in ’07; it is more like the kissing cousin to the fastback GT. This is as high-tech as you can get in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Take plenty of time to look this little bon-bon over and come equipped with glass; a magnifying glass that is. You don’t want to miss a single tiny treasure located herein. Where do you want to start? How ‘bout from the inside out? For those without a hands-on example, scroll down and check out the fourth overall photo of the interior. DM’s build team replicated the GT passenger’s quarters down to the smallest detail. The seat belt anchors and buckles are perfect miniature copies of the real ones and the fabric belts themselves are as realistic as the fabric simulating the top storage compartment behind the rear seatback. Each door handle and window crank is perfectly scaled and the stick shift with “T” handle and readable pattern on the knob is unmistakably Danbury Mint. The gauges just beyond the detailed steering wheel are readable and magnificent.

The dash, console, foot pedals and floor mats are also flawlessly replicated. The sunvisors fold up, the door sills, jambs and lock buttons are meticulously crafted and the internal door hinges are in place. They close tight and have unbelievable gap tolerances when shut. If you can pull yourself away from the incredible rendering of the chrome block letters spelling out, “Mustang” on the trunk lid, open it up to even more detailing inside. See photo six. The hinges are scale, the mat and spare, with tools, are delicately fashioned and the jacking sticker is in place under the lid. We also are treated to more chrome metal-foiled magic up front with, “Ford” in block letters and two, “GT” monikers on each side of the car. The tri-striped red accent line holding the GT emblems is faultlessly applied and the Wimbledon White paint is astonishingly gorgeous.

The engine bay is true to DM standards and photo five can’t do it justice. The big 390 is scale-labeled so well that you can read it perfectly with a magnifier. And wait until you see the perfectly scaled plug wires, distributor cap vacuum advance and plumbing lines that go with them. The battery and oil filter are labeled so that you may read them as well and the wonderful scissors-sprung hood offers a virtual tour to the real car’s unit. DM even wired the hood from below and attached the turn signals to the simulated vents on top.

Check out the chassis detail work. It’s extraordinary, even for DM. I’m not sure I’d classify it as a fully functional suspension; what it seems to be is a hybrid version. It has the right amount of ‘give’ yielding realistic motion as the car sits upright but it grants the perfect ride height. And can you get past the wire craftsmanship of the brake lines and suspension components? See photos seven and eight. The model carries the same wheels as the GT fastback setting it apart from the previous convertible’s wire wheel covers. The fit and finish of the boot, magnetically held in place, and the fabric-covered ‘up’ top is exceptional! The latter has the added detail of a split rear window, like the real car, and a welt line with chrome ends on either side. Underneath is more detail glory in the form of simulated frame rails and trim.

This Mustang, along with the Danbury Boyz who craft it, are at the top of their game. For the Mustang fan, this is getting awfully close to Holy Grail status. Keep ‘em cranking fellows, we’ll keep buying ‘em.

-Tony F Perrone

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