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From My Imperial Collection... Saturday 9/10/22

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John Merritt
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When I started collecting models in 1:43 scale, the Imperial was a big interest for me, unfortunately there were only a select few available. Well, things have changed over the last few years. Tom Dirnberger/GLM have brought some significant Imperial models to the collector. Gorgeous models from 1958, 59, 60 & 61. First, we got some convertibles in these years, then a couple of limousines. Now we are getting some Southampton 2 & 4 door hardtops, and boy are they something special.

Here's the latest releases from Tom Dirnberger Exclusives/GLM.

The 1960 Imperial Southampton Hardtop Coupe in Midnight Blue Metallic & Regent Ruby ... both models are Limited Editions, #01 of 60.

1960 Imperial Sthamp MB0
1960 Imperial Sthamp MB1
1960 Imperial Sthamp MB4
1960 Imperial Sthamp MB6
1960 Imperial Sthamp MB5
1960 Imperial Sthamp MB7

 

1960 Imperial Sthamp RR0
1960 Imperial Sthamp RR1
1960 Imperial Sthamp RR4
1960 Imperial Sthamp RR5
1960 Imperial Sthamp RR6
1960 Imperial Sthamp RR7

 

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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Nickies
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I just ordered one today. I am not a big fan of Imperials but the color is striking and I need one. By the way, this is not a Crown model but a Custom Southampton. This is the entry level in the line. 

As for the number sticker attached to the plinth, I don't think it is relevant to any added value to the model. I am sure they are randomly attached. Of course, this is just my opinion and I really don't care which number of this LE I will receive.


   
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Moe Parr
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They look great, John! Enjoy!!

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Mark Sweeney
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Beautiful!  Imperial is my favorite brand of luxury cars from the 50s-70s.


   
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Jack Dodds
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Great pics John, thank you.  I am waiting for my dark blue Imperial to arrive; it will display well beside the dusk mauve poly convertible.  I had one heck of a time deciding between these two color choices but went with the blue, mainly because of the roof trim.  The white interior really provides a nice contrast on the dark red one though!

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John Merritt
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@jack-dodds 
I am hoping to get out some of convertibles for comparison photos soon. 
I just love these models.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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