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Oh, how I would love to see my 1959 Coupe de Ville duplicated like this (although I think it would be easier & cheaper just to buy another 1:1). Either way, this (IMO) is pretty cool.  😎 😎 😎 

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Ed Davis
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Wow!!!  I wonder what this cost?

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An incredible model and they picked the perfect color for it too.


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Wow!!!  I wonder what this cost?

Well Ed, I can't see how all that can be done for anything less than $30,000.00   So, lets say, something NORTH of 30K. 🤨  Not bad for a surprise birthday gift from your wife.

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An incredible model and they picked the perfect color for it too.

Jack, for anyone who doesn't know.....  That color is a factory GM Cadillac (..naturally) hue called Persian Sand. I've seen a few Eldorados in person "wearing" this shade.... it's spectacular, a real show-stopper.


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Wow!!!  I wonder what this cost?

Well Ed, I can't see how all that can be done for anything less than $30,000.00   So, lets say, something NORTH of 30K. 🤨  Not bad for a surprise birthday gift from your wife.

I'm thinking $75k to $100k!  I'm also wondering how did he get the front windshield made? 

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Brian Yingling has some serious talent in a number of areas!  


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@marty-johnson 

Your price estimate does not surprise me. 

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Nice Cadillac model! I don’t think it is more than 40K…

I have seen Brian’s work before, he is excellent in his finishes but some of the models lacked perfect proportions. This Cadillac seems much well proportioned. Probably was a 3D scan of a real car. Would love to see his work in person.

Several years ago Brian approached me offering to buy my 1:12 Danbury 1941 Chevy prototype. I told him it is not for sale and the conversation ended.

PS. Rewatched the video, considering the size of it and the outsourcing of multiple jobs, it was probably more than 40K. Huge model, does it qualify for a miniature?

 


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@chav - If you can't fit in it, it is a miniature!  LOL!  

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@chav - Have you estimated what the prototype 1:12 DM '41 Chevy is worth?  I have the 1:12 DM Poppy Red Mustang prototype.  I've wondered what is its value.  

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They are always worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them, that's how I got I cheap Nonoise Cool  

Nice Mustang Marty, I know very little about her to comment.

It is hard to put value on prototypes, they probably need expert appraisal, and I am not sure if anyone specializes in that. Once there is an appraisal, valuable pieces are better sold at collectables' auctions where collectors with deep pockets go. Ebay is not the right place. I remember hearing this from Marshall Buck, who offers appraisals/brokerage on his website.

The 1941 Chevy I referred to is a very unique piece that is exceptionally rare. In the early years of FM and DM prototyping they were making a single model in 1:12 then taking it apart and 3D-pantographing (downsizing) each part to 1:24. In that process the original 1:12 model was destroyed, so these models do not exist anymore. Well in the case of my 1941 Chevy DM made a copy of the original 1:12 and painted it in production colors, probably for marketing purposes. This prototype costed many thousands of dollars to be made ... what's its value, for me it is certainly more that I can sell it for ...

this is the only comparison picture I have on file:

Chevy 1941

otherwise here are better quality pics of the model but it is hard to appreciate the different scale

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@chav - Thanks for your response.  You provided a lot of good information.  


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I'll second that Marty. This IS all great info (and pics!) Chav... I too have a few diecast prototypes (in 1/18 scale).  Like you said,  "...only worth what folks are willing to pay."


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Unless they somehow become famous, then everybody likes and seeks them. Remember the purple Hot Wheels van prototype that sold in an auction house for crazy thousands… Now it is in every article for rare and expensive toys. I personally was hopping that some of the FM or DM designers will write a book about the design and prototyping process of the 90’s … and maybe classify some of the prototypes.


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