1993 Corvette 40th Anniversary Coupe in 1:24 Scale

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Danbury Mint 1993 Corvette 40th Anniversary Coupe- Nbr Ltd Ed diecast car
Customer Rating: 9 stars
  • Year: 1993
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Corvette
  • Code: 1387
  • Model: 40th Anniversary Coupe- Nbr Ltd Ed
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Ruby Red

My friends at Danbury Mint have done the C4 Corvette proud. Their first issued C4 was the gorgeous yellow ’95 ZR-1. Loyal to the image of the 1:1, it was well received and it heralded the way for a black limited edition ‘96 coupe. Their awesome and incredible Grand Sport Coupe, which some would say is the quintessential ’96, later followed. Progressing on these successes, DM has just completed fabrication on the coveted 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette, also in coupe form, faithfully and flawlessly. My friends at the Corvette Action Center keep a thorough archive of all things Corvette. They keep tabs on production numbers and option lists as officially tallied by Chevrolet. Their Tech Center’s Production and Performance list highlights a very special option for Corvette’s 1993 model as, “The 40th Anniversary package”. It included special Ruby Red Metallic paint, ruby red interior, special emblems, wheel center caps and power driver seat. The Z25 option code, used to order this package, cost $1,455 additionally and accounted for 6,749 units. If you weren’t fortunate enough to obtain a new 40th Anniversary Vette from Chevy, now is your chance to get one from DM.

Talk about detail, and I will, this little charmer has it in all the right places. Talk about accuracy and functionality, this Ruby Red rascal has that too. As you open the model’s box you’ll first note its special color. DM’s paint is the correct shade of ruby red, not an easy task to duplicate, and it has just the right amount of metallic. Like all current DM diecasts, the finish is flawless, smooth and even. My example has a wonderfully glossy mirror-like clearcoat that is instantly stunning. The interior is equally accurate in color and detailing. In fact DM’s model has a driver’s door arm rest done in black while the passenger’s door arm rest is ruby red. I wonder how many other model companies would have gotten that right. The dash authenticity is spot on and the seats, with their perfect little 40th Anniversary logos in place, are perfect miniatures to the real things; leather creases and all. The belts are cool looking and the rear floor has the stowage compartment hatch lock handle indicated where it should be. Even the console door opens just like the genuine article. And opening the rear hatch window is a treat. Feast your peepers on the twin pneumatic prop cylinders. DM made them so realistic. They also stowed the tinted removable roof panel beneath the window. It fits exact. They also supplied us with the body color roof panel and speaking of fit; they both sit in place like gloves thanks to twin locating studs, almost too small to see with the naked eye. Just behind the rear window is the operational gas filler door. On the 1:1 there is a finger indention that allows the operator to swing out the door panel easier to gain access to the gas cap. It is surrounded by the C4 logo emblem. DM replicated that tiny indention perfectly! That emblem, as well as the one on the hood and the two 40th logos on either side of the hood’s clamshell are chrome metal foiled to perfection.

The chassis takes on a completely authentic representation utilizing DM’s skills of accurately reproducing the smallest details. From the exhaust heat shielding to the working suspension, they left nothing unaccounted for. The same holds true for the engine bay. Open that big hood for a delightfully accurate and finely detailed view of Corvette’s LT-1 350 cubic inch small block. Everything is finely crafted to reflect the actual motor, plumbing, wiring and informational labeling. The hydraulic cylinder prop works too. So too, do the revolving headlights. DM got this one as close to the original image as humanly possible. What a treat to enjoy the total package of realistic replication. I can’t help but dream of seeing a ’94 version in Copper Metallic. This model is available only to previous subscribers to the limited edition Corvette series, the issue price is $135.

-Tony Perrone

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