Sunday, February 24, 2013

1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 6-Pack Hardtop Coupe 2010 Detroit-Muscle Series Release 13 Scale 1:64 by M2Machines / Castline


Puedo imaginar un comprador "promedio" de Muscle Cars americanos, por allá en los 70s, como un niño en una heladería... 

Ya saben, acercándose al mostrador, mirando los tarros llenos de helado de varios sabores y colores, oliendo aquí y allá, el sol está brillando y quemando afuera... UFFF !!!... La barra de coberturas !!!... 

Ahora, siendo honesto, luego de ver todo ese festín delante de tus ojos, comprarías el helado de vainilla normal ???... No lo creo... 

No, no, no, tú quieres más y vas a pagar por eso !!!...

La filosofía de "alto desempeño a un bajo costo" tuvo su punto de quiebre y fue la carnada perfecta para atraer "incautos", quienes terminaban con su billetera vacía y un auto despampanante en sus garajes. 

No es un mal negocio en absoluto y podías escoger, de fábrica, todas las "coberturas" que quisieras y llevar a casa un vehículo de alto rendimiento repleto de opciones que incrementará su valor absurdamente, dependiendo de cuánto lo cuidaste y su originalidad. 

Ah !!!... Pero en Chrysler, la división Plymouth decidió ser más condescendiente y más coherente con el concepto primario de los Muscle Cars: "más por menos" (no son encantadores, EH ???) y nos embelezaron con un auto que podía hacer el cuarto de milla en 14 segundos con un precio por debajo de los US$3.000 !!! (de esa época, no se engañen =PPPPP). 

El Coupé Techo Duro Plymouth Road Runner 440 6-Pack de 1969 fue/es, entre otras cosas, un ejercicio de economía extraordinario, porque obtenías un diseño de carrocería muy agradable (algo engañoso, pues parece muy modesto, pero es de hecho una bestia salvaje), retoques en las luces traseras y la parrilla, emblemas Road Runner, capó desmontable en fibra de vidrio con organosol negro (normalmente visto en coches de competición, sujeto con 4 pines de seguridad) y entrada de aire adicional incorporada totalmente funcional, todo muy lujoso hasta ahora... 

Rimes de acero estampado apenas con tuercas cromadas y muchas "amenidades" fueron eliminadas (extremadamente austero !!!), pero el ahorro en los costos tenía una razón absolutamente racional: el motor de 440 pulgadas cúbicas con 3 carburadores Holley de 2 barriles, clasificado en 390 hp @ 4700 rpm y 490 libras-pie de torque @ 3200 rpm... 

Suficiente para participar en las carreras Super Stock Eliminator Drag... Si, este es un pura sangre !!! 

Mi cumpleaños del 2011 fue muy prolífico en asuntos de diecast como pueden ver. Los modelos de M2Machines son muy placenteros para mí (y para muchos coleccionistas alrededor del mundo). Ellos realmente se esfuerzan en lograr el nivel correcto de realismo. 

Primero, el trabajo de pintura es de primera clase, me encanta el contraste entre el blanco brillante de la carrocería y el negro mate del capó, también hay un trabajo grandioso en el acabado del techo duro, porque se siente rugoso al tacto. 

Sin mencionar los tampos que son nítidos, insertos plásticos para las luces delanteras, bómpers y parrilla frontal cromados. El trabajo es sobresaliente en las proporciones, interiores y motor. 

Carrocería y chasis en diecast, apertura de capó y puertas, ruedas super detalladas, llantas en caucho y base de exhibición, esto es verdaderamente algo creado con los coleccionistas en mente !!!... 

Pro 3:5-6 "Fíate de JEHOVÁ de todo tu corazón; y no te apoyes en tu propia prudencia. Reconócelo en todos tus caminos, y Él enderezará tus pasos." 

Espero verlos de nuevo... =)

ENGLISH
I can imagine an "average" buyer of american Muscle Cars, back in the 70s, like a kid in an ice-cream saloon... 


You know, approaching the counter, looking at the jars filled with ice-cream of several flavors and colors, smelling here and there, the sun is shining and burning out there and then... WOAH !!!... The toppings bar !!!... 

Now, being honest, after watching all this feast in front of your eyes, would you buy the standard vanilla ice-cream ???... I don’t think so... 

No, no, no, you want more and you will pay for that !!!...

The phylosophy of "high performance at a low price" had its point brake and was the perfect bait to lure "unsuspecting", who finished with their wallet empty and an ultra hot car in their garage. 

Is not a bad deal at all and you could choose, from factory, all the "toppings" you want and bring home a high performance vehicle stuffed with options that will increase its value absurdly, depending on how much you took care of it and its originality. 

Oh !!!... But in Chrysler, the Plymouth division decided to be more acquiscent and more consistent with the Muscle Cars primary concept: "more for less" (aren’t they charming, HUH ???) and enthralled us with a car that could make the quarter mille in 14 seconds with a price below US$3,000 !!! (of that time, of course, don’t be fooled =PPPPP). 

The 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 6-Pack Hardtop Coupe was/is, among other things, an extraordinary exercise of economy, because you got a very nice body design (somewhat misleading, as it seems very modest, but is in fact a wild beast), touch ups in the tail lights and front grille, Road Runner decals, black organosol fiberglass lift-off hood (normally seen in competition cars, attached with 4 hood pins) and built-in scoop which is totally functional, everything very fancy so far... 

Stamped steel wheels barely with chromed lug nuts and several "amenities" were just cut off (extremely austere !!!), but the cost savings had an absolutely rational reason: the 440 cu in engine with 3 Holley 2 barrel carburetors, rated at 390 hp @ 4700 rpm and 490 pound-feet of torque @ 3200 rpm... 

Enough to participate in the Super Stock Eliminator Drag Races... Yeah, this is a purebreed !!! 

My 2011’s birthday was very prolific in diecast matters as you can see. 

The models by M2Machines are very pleasant for me (and for many collectors around the world), they really make an effort to achieve the correct level of realism. 

Firstly, the paint job is top notch, I love the contrast between the glossy white of the body and the flat black of the hood, also there is a great work on the finishing of the hardtop, because it feels rough to the touch. 

Not to mention the tampos that are sharp, plastic inserts for the headlights, chrome grille and bumpers. The work is remarkable on the proportions, interiors and engine. 

Diecast body and chassis, openable hood and doors, super detailed wheels, rubber tires and display base, this is truly something created with collectors in mind !!!... 

Pro 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." 

Hope to see you again... =)

4 comments:

David John Shewsbury said...

This model have great exterior detailing, very impressive. Hemi engine is one of the strongest engine in those era... I think if you drive this car, you should go to the beach and join our Limbo Rock party

see the link below:

http://www.shewsbury.com/2013/02/digirama-limbo-rock.html

chrismandesign said...

HEHE... sorry for the mistake... actually the display base showed here belongs to another model and it was just a confusion... i will try to fix the problem... =OOOOO the model ??? yeah, is wonderful, just what you can expect from M2Machines !!!... and well, now that you mentioned, i could make that trip to the beach to know what is that all Limbo Rock... =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

No worries pal! You will see me popping in! You really have a luv for vintage looking cars! Indeed well painted and those openable doors & bonnet are quite the gimmick. Nice cool stand too!. It would be better the interior comes entirely black don't you think?

chrismandesign said...

HAHAHA... THX, THX, really appreciated, bro =D... yeah, the oldies are always welcome in my collection (at least as much as the futuristic items !!!) specially when it comes from the "hands" of brands like M2Machines... actually the black interiors would look great, more classic, but it was precisely the high contrast of the royal blue which made me fall in love with this model... is kinda bizarre !!! =)

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