Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Convertible Dealer Promo models. Drop top fun no matter the weather
The traditional 1/25th-scale plastic promotional model has basically been gone from the market for many years, with the exception of Corvettes and Camaros. It isn’t likely that a dealer will give you one anymore, because they’re too expensive. More likely, a serious collector will order one off the Internet. They’re sure nice models, though. Take this Camaro convertible. It depicts the pace car from the 2011 Indy 500. The graphics are excellent, the gauges are legible, and if it wasn’t small enough to fit in your hand, you’d swear it was real. They just never could make anything this detailed before the age of computers.
We put together an 87-photo slideshow of convertible Promo models from basically the early ‘50s to today. I also threw in a few Franklin/Danbury Mint convertibles because they were easy to get to, and they’re pretty models. You’ll be able to identify them by their incredible attention to detail and lack of warping. See the photos below, or click this link for a nicer version.