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GLM 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda convertible - an almost slam dunk

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Harv Goranson
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I had to look at a real one to be sure. Yep, they messed up.

004 klein 1971 plymouth hemi cuda coupe side

   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @bob-jackman

Good catch Ben.

I thought my eyes were tricking me Bob, because the error is so well done! lol.

I'll be buying the purple one before they have a chance to recall and fix them.... I collect error cars.


   
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Harv Goranson
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GLM just posted this on their Facebook page:

This is too important a detail to be overlooked. We will remake this deco and send it to every collector free of charge. I apologize for the trouble this has caused you.

No tips on removing the existing decals yet though.


   
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John Kuvakas
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@mg-harv, thanks for posting this. This is first class cusomer service, IMO.

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


   
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John Quilter
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Cuda fans will be interested.

I month ago I visited a Salem Oregon private museum with my local British car club and found this museum, The Brothers,  had no less than 30 E body Mopars.  Virtually every color and decal combination made over the years,  all engine sizes up to 426 Hemis, vinyl tops, sunroofs, hard tops, convertibles, you name it.  All immaculately preserved cars.  One back wall alone had racks, (shelves) three cars high and 6 cars long so 18 there and that did not include the more 25 on the museum floor!   Amazing.

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA


   
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Harv Goranson
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@jkuvakas The proof, as they say, will be in the pudding.


   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @mg-harv

This is too important a detail to be overlooked

Harv, did GLM happen to find the error by reading this thread, or did somebody bring it to their attention


   
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Harv Goranson
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@ben-lampson I told them via their FB page. I was surprised to get their answer, and have told them my address for a replacement decal. Not sure how easy removing the old one will be.


   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @mg-harv

I told them via their FB page.

Good on ya Harv.....I'll take a guess and say they know you by name from the reviews you do on MAR, so you will probably be one of the 1st collectors to get the decal...GLM does not want you to review one of the error models...... but how will they know who bought the affected models? most are sold through authorized dealers.....unless they are drop-shipped from GLM right to the purchaser.


   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @mg-harv

Not sure how easy removing the old one will be.

It is probably a water based decal, so try applying warm water on the decal with a cotton swab....you might have to repeat the process a few times.


   
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Jack Dodds
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Will this decal be one large piece, including the black rear quarter segment or is that part painted flat black.


   
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Harv Goranson
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The black part is a decal. Now whether a clear coat was applied or not I cannot tell.


   
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John Quilter
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@mg-harv  It's funny but if history repeats itself, the incorrect ones will be highly collectible but it may take 40+ years.   I think this occurred a few times with Dinky Toys.

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA


   
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Harv Goranson
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@john-quilter Depends on how many owners trouble themselves with acquiring and installing new decals. From 3 feet away on a shelf you wouldn't notice the error.


   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @john-quilter

the incorrect ones will be highly collectible

What would make the unfixed error cars more valuable?

Having the decal that was sent directly from GLM taped to the bottom of the model with any correspondence from GLM apologizing for the error and/or directions on how to apply the decal.

If GLM went out of business, I can see that their models would increase in value, and an error car of the stature (it is a Hemi Cuda convertible) with the non-attached decal present with the model and maybe a letter from GLM would make these models quite rare....get one before they are pulled, and then get your decal from GLM.


   
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