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    Found A Die Cast

    Yesterday I received a magazine from one of the Die Cast Collectibles places that I have ordered from in the past and they have an exact Die Cast model of the first car I ever owned right down to the colors. It was a 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 and I ordered the model. It should be here next week I hope. Now I wish I still had the real car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    Yesterday I received a magazine from one of the Die Cast Collectibles places that I have ordered from in the past and they have an exact Die Cast model of the first car I ever owned right down to the colors. It was a 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 and I ordered the model. It should be here next week I hope. Now I wish I still had the real car.

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    Nice score Ron77.

    Post a pic when it arrives!
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    Ron

    I'd have thought your first vehicle would have been a Dodge Bros covered wagon.

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    Actually Jack, back then I couldn't afford the luxury version so I waited.

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    I received the die cast of my 1958 Ford this morning and it is more than I hoped for. Everything is exactly like the real one, right down to the seat covers and Interceptor engine. That are only going to make 1,000 of them and mine is # 55 the Platinum Edition. I wish they would make one of the 69 Cobra now that I have seen the detail on this one.


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    You should ask them to make the model.
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    1969 NASCAR Cobra, 428SCJ engine bored .065 and sonic tested and balanced and blue printed.
    I have thought about doing that but I am afraid they wouldn't want to gear up for a car that isn't very well known. And Ford did very little advertising in 69 about the Cobras. I wouldn't have know about them if the Ford dealer hadn't called me.

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    1969 NASCAR Cobra, 428SCJ engine bored .065 and sonic tested and balanced and blue printed.
    Here are some pictures of the die cast model. The picture of the motor came out dark as I was not in a good position but it is the police interceptor and has everything just like mind had.

    1958 Fairlane 500



    Picture from side



    Interior



    Trunk



    And the Interceptor motor.



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    Great detail on that ! How lucky you found one in the same colors, engine type, etc.
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    Bill,

    I have looked for years for a die cast of any of my cars and this is the first one that I have found that was an exact match for any of them. I really wish I had that 58 back and restored.

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    Looks nice Ron.

    Does it leak oil like the originals?

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    Silver,

    No it is the only Ford of any kind that I have that didn't or doesn't leak a little oil. That just seems to be a thing with any car that I get.

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    Nice Model!

    They even got the tire profile right, and the trunk liner looks excellent.
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    Nice! Can you help me find a street 427 Cobra, ideally Vineyard Green (but I'm willing to paint it myself if necessary)?

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    Ron,

    That is one heck of a model. The detail is fantastic.
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    Thanks Jim,

    I thought the detail was really great.

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    Evan,

    I will see if I can find one like you want. Do you want the 289 model or the 427?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACHiPo View Post
    Nice! Can you help me find a street 427 Cobra, ideally Vineyard Green (but I'm willing to paint it myself if necessary)?
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    Ron,

    That thing looks great. They really did a nice job on it.

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    Thanks Ted,

    I thought they did a fantastic job and it is one of my better die cast models. I collect them and I have some that are now worth over $1K. Several that I paid around $200 for are now going for anywhere from $350 to over $750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    Evan,

    I will see if I can find one like you want. Do you want the 289 model or the 427?

    Ron
    Ron,
    Thanks. I'd like a BRG or Vineyard Green 427 street Cobra. I found one die cast model without pipes, but it wasn't very accurate--kind of a blend between a 289, a 427, and an AC Mark IV.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-AC-Cobr...AAAOSwuMZZAeZ~


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