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Danbury Mint 1951 Studebaker Commander Coupe
Danbury-Mint-1951-Studebaker-Commander-Coupe
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Item condition:
New
Ended:
Jun 17, 2012
Winning bid:
US $158.51
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Item location:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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eBay item number:
261042819954
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Last updated on  Jun 11, 2012 05:38:01 PDT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand:

Danbury Mint

Year: 2007 Type: Cars
MPN:

195-152

Series: Limited Edition

Up for bid is a Danbury Mint 1951 "Torpedo Nose" Studebaker Commander Coupe in Maui Blue.  This one is as good or better than the '53 Studebaker, I cannot find anything wrong with this model, period. The '53 has a few little sloppy assembly flaws where the '51 is perfect. Don't get me wrong, the '53 is one of the best that Danbury has produced and this model will not take a back seat to it. The paint on this baby is flawless and the color is magnificent in person. I don't think pictures or brochures do it justice.

The details abound, from the hidden door hinges. doors that snap shut and yes, there is vent window glazing. We have operating air vents and an opening gas filler door. The shut lines on the doors, trunk, and hood are tight and straight. The hood needed a little coaxing to close tightly but that isn't a problem. Speaking of the hood, unlike many models, it opens fully and on my example, it will stay open by itself without using the prop-rod provided. The engine bay is complete with all the wires, hoses and battery cables in place. There is even a hose that runs to the back edge of the hood that I assume is the window washer hose. Yet there isn't a sprayer nozzle on the outside of the hood. I guess they couldn't make one small enough with a hole in it to spray washer fluid.

There is even a tiny coil spring on the underside of the front edge of the hood that simulates the spring that pops the hood up when the latch is released. Check out the detail around the tail lights and the minute lettering on the front edge of the hood. Even the radio antenna raises and lowers and, unlike an un-mentionable, famous hood ornament (pole), it is tiny and properly scaled. It has operable steering of course and an operating suspension. The undercarriage is the most realistic that I have ever seen and includes brake cables, coils springs in the front, u-joints on the drive shaft and an exhaust system that looks real and includes the chrome tailpipe extension. The interior seats look just fine. The seatbacks fold forward and the sun visors pivot.

This model is in New condition, it comes with all the paperwork, Certificate of Authenticity (COA), and the care and handling instructions that came with it along with a brochure. I will ship everything in the original packaging, which is also in excellent condition, and doubled boxed for safe delivery.  This model is part of my personal collection.  I am the original owner. There are no broken or missing parts on this model. I store all my models in a climate controlled area away from any harmful UV rays.

 

The only accepted form of payment is PayPal and due within 3 days of the end of the auction.

 

Shipping charges for this item will be a flat $15.50 including Insurance.  

 

I only sell and ship within the Continental United States no exceptions please. 

 

Returns allowed only if item is not as described.  Buyer must contact me for any reason to return the model to me to receive a full refund.

 

 All items will be shipped by USPS Priority Mail Insured a with 2-3 day delivery time.

Some excerpts are from  Jerry Gorsuch of the Diecast Car Collectors Club (D4C).  

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