Build your own 1/8 scale replica of the 1968 Ford Mustang GT, the original Pony Car that inspired a generation and became a movie icon
NEW YORK – January 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)
Eaglemoss’ Die-Cast Club, makers of ultra-detailed replicas for car fans, collectors and model enthusiasts everywhere, presents a sensational scale reproduction of the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback. The original pony car, the Mustang was a super cool model that millions of young drivers in 1960s America were desperate to own. Filmmakers quickly understood the appeal of the Mustang and cast it in films as varied as The golden finger (1964), I’m going in 60 seconds (1974), and, of course, the 1968 cult classic, Bullit.
Now, for the first time, Mustang fans can build an 1:8 scale replica of a factory-spec 1968 Mustang GT Fastback. Officially licensed by the Ford Motor Company, the model is made from high quality die-cast metal, ABS, rubber and other materials; when complete, the replica will measure over 23 inches in length and weigh over 18 pounds.
In terms of detail, the model is packed with vintage touches, from the realistic 390 cu. ft. V8 engine to the red GT logos on the wheels and trunk lid.
The many work items on the model include:
- Working headlights, taillights and brake lights
- Opening the doors, hood and trunk
- Pocket windows
- Rotating front wheels turned by the steering wheel
- Folding seats
Plus, the model comes with an optional customization kit that turns this already cool ’60s star into a smart racer. Manufacturers will be able to replace the grille, wheels, steering wheel and other components of their standard Mustang with performance-oriented alternatives to take their model’s desirability to another level. There’s even the option to personalize their license plate with whatever combination of numbers and letters they want.
The build of the 1968 Ford Mustang GT is delivered through a unique subscription program that begins with the shipment of the first two sets of precision parts. Subscribers will also receive a full-color magazine that includes a detailed assembly guide to facilitate easy model building, as well as some feature articles. The first takes a look at the Mustang in film, highlighting some of the major films the model has appeared in from the 1960s to the present day. With its movie-star looks, it’s no surprise that the Mustang has appeared in thousands of productions on the big and small screen. The second article covers the fascinating history of Ford’s pony cars and their influence on American automotive design. In addition to the original Mustang, this feature highlights other sporty Fords such as the Falcon and Torino, later Mustangs, and even the brand’s latest electric models which, in the true spirit of a pony car, combine a compact body with impressive performance. performance. Each subsequent monthly shipment comes with another informative magazine, as well as four more sets of model parts.
During the program, subscribers receive several exclusive freebies at no additional cost, including a unique set of coasters, screw box, display base, and binder. Together, worth over $100, these will help build and display the model, and keep the magazines together. This comprehensive subscription program is guaranteed to excite Mustang fans, model builders thrilled to have their first opportunity to assemble a 1968 GT Fastback in this grand scale, and those who appreciate the pony’s simple, understated design. original car.
For more information and to sign up for bonus Die-Cast Club offers, visit www.diecastclub.com/ford-mustang-gt.
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