GMP Models

7 Apr 2006 | 3,838 views | No Comment
Aah, GMP! What can you say about a company that consistently puts out some of the best, most detailed 1/24th and 1/18th scale models in the industry? I’ll tell you what you can say—bring on more of them! 87RegalGNX This time around we will take a look at some Buicks, a gorgeous Ford GT40, and some lovely Ford Fairlanes. The 1980s era Buicks are renditions of the fabled GNX and Regal Turbo cars that ruled the roads back then. GMP has outdone itself with these cars. First up is the 1987 Buick GNX Hardtop done in 1/24th scale. The features and details on this car—and the others too- are absolutely breathtaking. The intricate wiring and plumbing on these engines is unmatched in this scale, and you’ll see tiny stickers and information plates under the hood as well. And how about fabric seatbelts, seats that are the correct texture and shading, and brake lines and other details under the chassis? 87RegalTurboT The white 1987 Buick Regal T-Type is equally impressive, with many of the same features that are found on the GNX. The primary difference between these cars is the engine—the Regal T-Type had a 3.8-liter turbocharged engine that produced 245 horsepower, and the GNX came with a 276 horsepower engine. Both of these cars come with floor mats stored in the trunk, spoilers, working sun visors, stickers and code read-outs on the doorjambs, and trunks with correctly detailed liners. Each of these models costs just under $130.00 to purchase. The line forms to the right! If you’re impressed by size and detail, you can do no better than the Ford GT40 series of 1/12th scale models produced by GMP. This was one of the world’s most famous racecars and the version being replicated by GMP is a Mark IV, produced back in 1967. 67FordGT This car is so detailed that you could literally shrink yourself and drive away in it. Numerals and toggle switches are clearly visible and readable. The tubing for the exhaust system is so much like the real car that you’re afraid to touch the copper tinted spots on the system that on the real car, result from engine heat. Wires on the wire wheels are so fine that their thickness is almost undetectable. There’s also a working suspension with leaf springs and a gas cap that opens and shuts. You’ll want to take excellent care of this baby; the price now is almost $500, but in years to come, prices in the thousands will not be unusual. And collectors who didn’t buy one on the ground floor will gladly pay the price. What can you say about the series of 1967 and 1966 Fairlanes that GMP has produced? The navy blue, 1/18th scale GTA for 1967 has to be seen to be believed. Check out the folding seats trimmed in chrome. Or how about the windows that crank up and down? And of course, there’s those fabric seat belts, and the red and green numerals on the console shifter that delineate the gears. 67Fairlane427 Under the hood is a fully wired and plumbed engine along with accessories that look exactly like the ones attached to the real engine. The hood hinges couldn’t be more accurate, nor can you miss the metal brake lines and the turning driveshaft as well. The price of this baby is $129.55, and they’re going fast. GMP also has a 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 427 in its lineup done in Wimbledon White which has many of the same features. This car was expressly built by Ford for duty on drag strips, and believe me, with its huge rear slicks, dog dish hubcaps and huge hood scoop, it looks it. It’s another fine job by GMP. The price on this model also is $129.55. 67FairlaneGTA For more information on models, go to the www.gmpdiecast.com website.

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