Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

I’ve noticed a lot of interest in M2s lately. I don’t know if the company itself is on a roll, but they sure are introducing quite a few models in the upcoming weeks and months. They’ve swamped me with plenty new product announcements to keep up with, so let’s get started before I get another 1 or 3 messages.

The latest news is another “Detroit-Muscle” (their hyphen, still not sure why it’s there) offering with 6 different castings including a brand new model. Here are some paint and trim changes on a few you’ve likely seen before:

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‘66 Vette 427 in Laguna blue over a light blue interior. Possibly hard to make out but those are gold-line tires. Dark blue over light blue plus “gold-line” tires. The look is certainly distinctive. It also has a 427 Cubic Inch engine, which, even though I really only have a vague idea as to that (Honda, for example, doesn’t seem to to advertise the Accords’ displacement in cubic inches for some reason), sounds big.

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‘69 Dodge Charger Daytona 440

This, according to M2 at least, rare color is named Cordovan Metallic.

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Those previous two castings are both fairly ubiquitous throughout the Wal-Mart aisles of the world, so here is the brand new model. A ‘71 Charger SE 383. I do really like the hide-away headlights.

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Despite it not being the new model, a Camaro gets the nod for Chase.

These should be available this month.

Like the special Pink M2s of the Detroit-Muscle line, the Driver’s series is getting special paint for a release too. As with that special release, 168 “Super” Chase cars are being included. This time around, the color is:

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“Frozen Black Pearl”

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‘70 Torino GT 429 SCJ

I have to reserve judgement on this, because the exact same model was released in the Detroit-Muscle pink series. That had an unfortunate paint scheme in the product picture (bright pink with a horizontal turquoise stripe down the side), but in person actually managed to work without blinding you. This has almost a menacing appearance, so I’m curious how it is in the store.

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Regular flavor Chase

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Super Chase Car

Those pink Super Chase Dodge Daytonas were going for upwards of $200(!!) on eBay upon release, but the Sold listings now seem to be around a still not remotely reasonable $100(!)

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In any case, probably grab one if you come across it.

Are you excited about any of these latest models? I was quite surprised by how positive the reaction to the pink muscle cars was. Will you be keeping an eye out for these, as well?

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Bonus question:

Assuming M2 keeps with essentially the same late 1960s-early 70's models from American manufacturers (the sales rep I deal with acted taken aback the one time I tried to ask about the possibility of cars produced in, say, Japan). What kind of product line-up would you hope for? Please let me know in the comments!

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