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Topic: Autoart 2001& 1968 Bullitts
From: SLC, UT
Registered: Jul 99
posted 08-19-2002 11:21 PM
Diecast Vendor at show this weekend had several Autoart 2001 Bullitts and also 68 Bullitts.
I bought one of each for $65.
I had ordered one on site here last winter, and have given up.
I put both models in the engine bay for display during the car show. After about three hours someone told Mike he better look at our models.
There were melted! The 2001 much worse than the 68. Totally buckled and warped. Looked like the poor little Bullitt had been in a horrible wreck!
The engine was not hot as the car had been parked for hours and had only been driven a few blocks from hotel to park. They also were not in direct sunlight and it was only an 85 degree day at most.
I took them both back to the vendor and after a few minutes of persuation he gave me my money back. By then he had sold all the other models (to another dealer!).
I buy dozens of diecasts. I have displayed numerous diecasts with many of my stangs over the years and Never had them melt like that.
Detail of Autoart might be the best, but durability stinks!
(I'm still going to buy another, but it will never go to a car show!).
From: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Registered: May 2000
posted 08-20-2002 06:12 AM
What a bummer, Joyce. Hope you get replacements to display in the garagemahal only soon!
66 Coupe, Arcadian Blue with standard blue interior C-code "Miss Stang" alias "Miss Cranky"
99 Coupe, Crystal White, palamino interior, with 35th anniversary badging and stripes, 3.8 liter, new daily driver "Anni"
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Vice-president Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99
posted 08-20-2002 08:35 PM
Sorry about that Joyce. That polystyrene is really soft plastic. I've had some melt down in sunlight on a bookshelf before. It always happens to the favorite ones too. Good luck finding another set.
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