Pontiac GTO Convertible

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Danbury Mint 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible diecast car
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  • Year: 1967
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Code: 1528
  • Model: GTO Convertible
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Gulf Turquoise

This was an eagerly anticipated follow-up to Danbury’s first 1967 GTO. That diecast was issued in hard top form and painted Plum Mist. The convertible rendition is every bit as worthy of the adulation received by that model and then some, if you happen to be a fan of drop-tops. The open air two door is once again painted in a perfectly-period color combo, Gulf Turquoise, with white fabric top and turquoise interior and it comes with a matching turquoise down-top boot. DM went the ‘sporty’ route with the coupe and optioned it out with sport-styled wheels and redline tires and dark body striping. This little number was subjected to a classier feel by the utilization of Rallye Wheels, whitewalls and a dual pinstripe in white. In addition, this model is a 360 hp auto-shifter instead of the multi-carb four-speed version.

Don’t you just love the way DM shifts things around like that instead of just adding a new color flavor to the body and hacking off the top? I certainly do; the more variables the better. Back to the paint for a second. It is not only as glossy as a Paris Hilton 8 x10 but it is so smooth that it rivals any actual car’s paint job. The metallic is infinitely small. This is Danbury at their finest. The precise fit of the boot, convertible top and the alignment of doors, trunk and hood are tight and laser straight. This total attention to craftsmanship presents a model few others can match. It is like comparing Peyton Manning to the neighborhood bar stool quarterback. When you see the real deal in person, you know you are viewing the best. The ride height, on functional springs and shocks is amazingly accurate.

The overall fidelity-to-form is flawless. Operating features include the aforementioned suspension, a flip-down plate to expose the gas cap, internally hinged doors, sunvisors, a removable spare, complete with removable cover, those ingenious scissors springs hood supports and fold-forward seatbacks. The trunk is detail-rich with scaled hood hinges, trunk light wiring, scaled instructional stickers, jack, detailed latch mechanisms and correct plaid floor matting. Detailing features are too numerous, but the highlights include the fully detailed inside of the up-top, a simulated black fabric cover for the top storage area behind the rear seat and an interior apportioned out by the likes of a cruise ship director. Plenty for everyone, there are floor mats, front and rear, fabric seatbelts and photo-etched buckles, gorgeous wood trim on steering wheel, dash and console. Beautifully crafted separate pieces include rear seat ashtrays and tiny little door panel chrome handles and power window buttons.

DM uses some of the finest-scaled chrome metal foiling on their cars and, delicate as they may be, they sell that illusion of miniature reality. The “GTO” block lettering, lower body panel emblem and hood insignia are magnificent. The fabric-covered white top is phenomenal in its ‘feel’. The chassis showcases fuel lines, emergency brake cabling, suspension componentry and multi-color paint to sell the accuracy of the 1:1 as 1:24th and the engine is pure DM-madness. Every conceivable stone to yield credence to believability in scale form has been overturned for your viewing pleasure. From potentially overlooked engine stickers to yeoman-style plumbing to big-play-maker wiring and materiale usage; the motor bay is replete with the details from scale-model-collectors dreams.

This is Danbury Mint at the top of their game. The finest in diecast art and craftsmanship rendering a popular brand to the fullest extent of the modeler’s skill and expertise beyond today and into tomorrow.

-Tony F Perrone

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