Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The first (and best) Turnpike Cruiser.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The first (and best) Turnpike Cruiser.

    The first Turnpike Cruiser came out in 2011 and I call it the best because it was the only release that had "Mercury" on the quarters and hood. I have a total of twelve stock variations of this car, missing only the black one from last year. Here's the first in it's original form, note the nice tires and door fit.

  • #2
    I have a second variation of the original and on this one I removed the "Continental Kit". Never trimmed the exhaust but an easy fix. This one also has nice door fits.

    Comment


    • #3
      A great casting from M2 - I, too, managed to get this release. One of my favorite Mercury's in my collection.

      Comment


      • #4
        that version is very sharp... maybe it is the best of 'em
        My Flickr Pix
        1stPix Facebook Page
        1stPix You Tube Page
        1stPix Dioramas Instagram

        Comment


        • #5
          Thanks, guys. There are some other colors of the Merc that I like better but this was the only one with the "Mercury" lettering in the fins. Just broke down and ordered the black car but I'm afraid it will need some adjustments.

          Comment


          • #6
            I have the carcass in my parts box. The door's fitment was horrible. After buying a few of these I learned my lesson and stopped buying them. Really disappointing.
            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.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
              The first Turnpike Cruiser came out in 2011 and I call it the best because it was the only release that had "Mercury" on the quarters and hood. I have a total of twelve stock variations of this car, missing only the black one from last year. Here's the first in it's original form, note the nice tires and door fit.
              Also, if I'm not mistaken, this first version of the car is the only one that has the 'Turnpike Cruiser' badging on the C-pillar.

              And M2 used to be "all about the details".

              Comment


              • #8
                This is my favorite.


                Click image for larger version

Name:	Mercury.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	47.8 KB
ID:	250173
                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.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Dan, is that the same car as this one? If so, also a favorite of mine.
                  1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser (M2) by Dick Copello, on Flickr

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Leroy Brown View Post
                    Dan, is that the same car as this one? If so, also a favorite of mine.
                    1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser (M2) by Dick Copello, on Flickr
                    It is Dick. For some reason the doors on this one were fine.
                    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.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      They are all pretty ones... I am especially impressed with the new black one... Both in quality and looks!!!


                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X