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    M2 in the early days had a heavy focus on 50s Mopars never before replicated in small scale. Emberglow and black drapes the featured model in this set. Back left version was painted Surf White and Avon Blue. Back right was showcased in Lexington Green as well as Surf White. The featured model and one on right were from 2008 and the other is from 2010 with all from the Auto-Thentics line.


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    It was offerings like this that got me, and many others, excited about M2. They offered a number of nice '50's era cars that others had not done and we anticipated many more to come from them - still hopeful and waiting that they might again offer a few more out of the '50's that others have overlooked. I keep hoping someday, someone will offer a '59 Edsel.

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    • #3
      Allow me to contribute with another colour combination
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      • #4
        Ember glow and black is so representative of the big Mopars of the fifties.
        Last edited by ivantt; 12-28-2020, 08:59 PM.

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        • #5
          These were nice models for the most part. The car in the last photo looks like it was wrecked and repaired at night.

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          • #6
            I have all the stock versions including the "Mexico" car. The door on mine is also misaligned.

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            • #7
              When M2 was making some cool cars!! The subject matter was good enough to make up for the poor fitting doors.
              I collect what I like, and I like what I collect.

              Michael the "Toyotageek"
              Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by toyotageek View Post
                When M2 was making some cool cars!! The subject matter was good enough to make up for the poor fitting doors.
                I could swear most of my M2s have misaglined doors and hoods

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                • #9
                  It's a tough call...the quality control on many M2 models is a disgrace, especially for the price. I would rather have doors / hoods etc. that didn't open at all.

                  On the other hand, like Michael says, they do produce some really cool models.

                  At least with M2, you can take them apart and fix whatever needs fixing - though you shouldn't have to.

                  By the way - brilliant photos, guys!
                  A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by toyotageek View Post
                    When M2 was making some cool cars!!
                    I agree.



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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lil' '86 View Post

                      I agree.



                      Excellent show stoppers!
                      Due to the recent budget cuts,
                      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                      current state of the economy, the light at the end
                      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                      • #12
                        Wasn't this car the first "forward look design" from Virgil Exner? Sure is sweet.
                        Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

                        RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post
                          Wasn't this car the first "forward look design" from Virgil Exner? Sure is sweet.
                          Believe that was the '57-'59s with perhaps the Chrysler 300 being the best in appearance for my liking.

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