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Rich Sufficool
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In 1934, Edsel Ford, with designer and engineer Eugene T Gregorie, using the Model 40 as the basis, set out to create what Edsel conceived and a low slung, long and rakish European styled sports car. The resultant all aluminum boat-tailed speedster went through various design changes and by 1939 also received the new Mercury V8 with upgraded, carb, intake and cam. It was painted in Edsel's favorite color. Pearl Essence Gunmetal Dark. Edsel died in 1943 and the car, then valued at $200, was bequeathed to his widow. Eleanor, who didn't drive. It now resides at the Edsel & Eleanor Foundation.

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Christopher Moroni
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Love it, love it, love it! I really wanted this one to compliment my Exoto "999" racer.. UNTIL ..I discovered it was resin. It's VERY well done but I must have posable wheels AND an opening hood to see that Merc engine. If (IF!!) ever CMC, Exoto or even Norev tool one up, I'm there!


   
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Rich Sufficool
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@chris It's like so many of niche images that stand a snowball's chance in hell of being done as an operational diecast model. I'm too darned old to be willing to wait for something that may never come. I have to be thankful that models like this are done at all.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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@rich-sufficool Yeah, I hear ya Rich; your compelling reasoning can't be argued. I just haven't (yet) pulled the trigger on anything resin. I've made only a couple diecast concessions, purchasing just a few that are not full function, but they were "must haves."

One day, I suppose, I'll find a "must have" resin. This Edsel custom came awfully close! 🙄 


   
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Bob Jackman
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By the time this model came out I was out of room for more 1/18 scale cars so I got it in 1/43 scale.


   
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Posted by: @bob-jackman

By the time this model came out I was out of room for more 1/18 scale cars so I got it in 1/43 scale.

...and when 1/43 fills your space, there's always 1/50, then 1/64, then 1/72... then of course N-scale (1/160). There's ALWAYS room Bob! 😏 😏 


   
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@chris Chris, I already have some 1/32, 1/50, 1/64, 1/87 and 1/160. I use the smaller scales in the same displays as their larger brothers.


   
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