Corvette Roadster

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Danbury Mint 1959 Corvette Roadster diecast car
Customer Rating: 9 stars
  • Year: 1959
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Corvette
  • Code: 1427
  • Model: Roadster
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Frost Blue & White
  • Points to redeem: 2,829

Save for DM’s awesome race-bred 1959 "Purple People Eater" Corvette, there has only been one Mint stock 1959 Corvette until this issue. Rooted in new tech diecastology, DM’s beautiful Frost Blue roadster follows in the footsteps of their other C1 masterpieces. With white coves and white convertible 'up top', the model is very striking in this metallic shade of blue. Add the blue interior and the blue-on-blue combination is especially nice on the eyes.

As with their models of the 1958 and 1960 Corvettes, this little fellow has the internal spring hinge doors, opening gas filler lid, extending antenna, fully functional suspension and unmistakably 'DM detailing' throughout. Starting from the bottom and working up, I note that DM carried on their feats of authenticity by adding the frame dates and coding stamps. That’s a nice specific touch that I really relish. They are in red on the black frame rails, driver’s side and upside down as they were placed that way in production. The trunk mat is a little harder to extract but rewarding when you do. The jacking tools are attached and lend an additional detailing touch that is welcome. Under it is the spare tire cover and jacking instructions and of course, the spare itself, and it’s removable. The interior, all in blue, is awash in detail from the readily readable gauge dial faces to the delicate accents on the door paneling. The visors flip up and down. The seat belts are fabric with photo-etch buckles. I like the photo-etch metal windshield wipers too, very multidimensional in detail and scaled to size. Under the hood, you see the dual quad motor that pumped out 270 horse power, so marked in red on each valve cover, as was the case in real life. DM added metal fuel lines and cabling making the engine compartment very realistic. The telescoping hood lift rod helps that realism too.

The model features separately fashioned medallions front and rear and DM stuck with the added detail on the taillights, simulating the four screws that fasten the red lenses to the chrome bezels. The stance is perfect and with the white top in place the model really shines. The Thrillometer needle bounces right to the frosty reading of 9.75. The issue price is $115.

-Tony Perrone

  • Our Price: $198.00
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