Chrysler New Yorker Convertible Diecast Model

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Danbury Mint 1948 Chrysler New Yorker- Convertible diecast car
Customer Rating: 7 stars
  • Year: 1948
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Code: DM1643
  • Model: New Yorker- Convertible
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Sumac Red

When the Danbury Boyz told me the Sumac Red New Yorker was on its way south we started the silliness. “Well, I’ll be itchin’ to get it”, I said. The response I got was, “You’re gonna need an ocean, of Calamine lotion.” But you know what? Once in my hands, the silliness faded, and quickly. The Champion Blue version, first issued five years ago in September of 2005, is STILL one of my top five favorite models released by DM. So how does the young red upstart compare in my estimation? Gotta tell you; it’s a first. The first time I cannot give a point or two either way to a clear winner. These nifty New Yorkers are equally drop-dead gorgeous drop tops.

Danbury re-presents the original version in all its glory and detail but cloaked in a different coat of paint. This is one of those colors that photos via the internet have trouble in capturing. The color is a blend of red and maroon. Not as boyish as red, yet not as sedate and stodgy as an old man’s maroon. It shows flash and pizzazz but in a stately manner. And where the blue car’s interior features its “Highlander Plaid” dominated by red versus blue, its Sumac sister is just the opposite. The boot and top’s are identical and so are the features.

The up top’s interior side is a wealth of detail. And outside the fabric cloth is authentic to the touch. The interior itself is rich with little scaled touches. The door handle, window crank and arm rest are brilliant but actually pale in comparison to the door edge’s mechanical fabrication. The detail is amazing. The dash is grand. The radio and clock are magnificent and so is the crystal shift knob. The visors flip up and down and the windshield wipers are fashioned from photo-etch metal. Trunk and engine bay is legendary DM at their best and they carry all the realistic nuances that the real car displayed. And I still can’t get over the spring replication on the trunk’s bulkhead.

Get out the magnifier and enjoy reading the clock – it’s 2:00. The radio displays, “Chrysler” and “Highlander”, the metal-foiled scripts on the rear hood edges read, “Chrysler New Yorker” and yes, the fog lamps still carry the “Mopar” label on the top chrome housing.

Nope, I cannot claim favoritism from one to the other of these opulent beauties. And maybe you’ll be like me – you’ll need them both, no need to choose your poison.

-Tony F Perrone

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