“I can say with certainty that Tom [McMullen] would have been absolutely thrilled by this incredible replica of his beloved car. It’s a real beauty!
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) June 21, 2011
After years of research and development, The Danbury Mint is pleased to announce the production and release of the highly anticipated “Limited Edition McMullen Roadster,” a 1:24 scale die-cast car replica of one of the world’s most famous hot rods.
“The McMullen Roaster was a labor of love for our development team,” says the Danbury Mint. “We scrutinized every last detail to make sure we got it the way Tom McMullen designed the original. And we did.”
Just like the original, the Danbury Mint’s McMullen Roadster die-cast car replicates Ed “Big Daddy” Roth pinstriping, Stewart Warner gauges, a Bell steering wheel, and skull shifter. The engine is a precise no-holds barred duplicate of the 1962 Chevy 327 cubic inch engine powered by a Herbert cam, Thomas rockers, Ansen blower pistons, Reath boxed rods, Weiand intake manifold and a 4-71 GMC blower.
“If you’re a die-cast collector, or simply love hot rods, this is one model you need to own,” Tom Vogele, former Publisher of Street Rodder magazine said of Danbury Mint’s die-cast car reproduction. “I can say with certainty that Tom [McMullen] would have been absolutely thrilled by this incredible replica of his beloved car. It’s a real beauty!”
The original McMullen Roadster has its own accomplishments: it appeared on numerous magazine covers, including the April 1963 cover of Hot Rod magazine; it was the subject of many tech stories; and was featured on at least five album covers.
Its image also appeared as the logo mascot on the cover of Street Rodder magazine for over 20 years. Plus, the McMullen Roadster is arguably one of the most cloned cars ever. Tom McMullen built three, Street Rodder built one for the 1997 Road Tour Program, and a full-scale half car was built for display in the Street Rodder editorial office.
The Danbury Mint has been replicating America’s, and the world’s, finest automobiles in 1:24 scale with precision and for over 20 years. It has produced hundreds of museum-quality die-cast replicas of classic cars and makes them available to auto enthusiasts throughout the world. Visit http://www.danburymint.com/mcmullen to learn more.