(Pics) 1938 Buick Y-Job
Anson is no longer around, but they produced this great-looking 1/18th 1938 Buick Y-Job dream car.
I like that concept car. Way back when, I bought a GADM in 1/43. I always wished one of the Mints would have done one in 1/24 to display it with all the period Buicks I have. The late Anson offered a lot of images not made by the big boys. I have a few myself and I'd rate them as 3 foot models sold at a very reasonable pricepoint.
Great pictures, as always, Mike. Anson did some nice models at great prices while they were around.
ANSON really hit the ball outa the park with their Buick Y-Job, mine sits in its place of honor in our living room for all to enjoy….
A very nice and historic model that I had to have. There was a time when these were scarce and secondary market pricing sky-rocketed. I recall seeing close to $200 ... then came Autoworld's re-issue, the market flooded, and prices returned to "pre-panic" levels. I found this model's "value volatility" interesting.
Even if you don't necessarily collect concept cars... you have to have this one..... the Grandfather of them all. 😀
Have to say the Signature 1939’ Zephyr top is a reasonably close match, it’s a shame a correct top wasn’t provided when the model was released.
@larry-kemling Actually Larry, that's not the correct "up-top" either.
Your pic features one of the several Y-Job copies or "tribute cars" out there. The clue are those funky wheel-covers. Interestingly, Anson's model incorporates a separate metal boot cover; I've NEVER taken the model apart to see if it could be hinged like the 1:1. I've often wondered if that was the Anson's original intention. 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤨
I could modify (as you noted) this Lincoln affair or simply fashion another.... but it doesn't "bug me" enough (yet). I'm lazy; it's much easier to just set the Signature top in place. 😉
Here's a few pics of the actual Y-Job convertible top:
Interesting,haven’t seen the hinged boot before,thx for the information!👍🏻
Here are some of my pics: