Danbury Mint/ 1957 Studebaker Custom Hawk II /Rod & Custom Series / 1:24th Scale
When you first see this model, you will first be drawn to the paint. This is the first Danbury or FM 1:24th to entertain the use of Standox color-shifting paint. Made famous in their 1:18th scale offerings, Exoto has used several varying Standox shades. Here we have a blend of hues that morph from red and bronze to yellow-gold and purple and almost everything in between. But as that draws you in itís the shape and stance of this wild child that will captivate you. Called the Hawk II, the car model is as fresh in todayís world of customs as a Chip Foose or Boyd Coddington design. The small block V-8; plumbed and wired as if by a drag racer, is covered in a 21st century tech cowling and air bridge in matching exterior paint. The dual pivoting hood, made necessary to clear the air scoop bride when closing the hood, is cut open to allow the snorkel to peer over the steeply dropping off hood line. The photo-etched grillwork is cool. The radically chopped top and slammed stance of the car are heightened, visually, by the massive five-spoke wheels set in low profile tires. Tires, by the way, that feature flame tread patterning. Way cool! The dual exhaust exits through the rear bumper and the gas filler door opens.
Inside DM treats us to a billet aluminum steering wheel, fashioned from Photoetched metal. The seats and door panels are a luscious cream and white. The rear shelf contains Photoetched stereo speakers. Photoetching can also be seen used as brake rotors as they turn within the disc calipers. Yeah, this car model is so far out itís in. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Part #: DM1347M
Condition: Mint in the box w/ papers
Status: SOLD! Thanks Dennis