One Trick Pony and a New Collector’s Club
Automodello 1963 Ford Mustang II Concept and “THE ONE24” Membership
1:24 | $250 (Standard); $350 (Tribute)
Ford’s tiny 2-seater Mustang I Concept roadster had made a splash when it was introduced in 1962, but it had no production potential, so when public demand started to build, Ford needed to translate the momentum into something practical. A year later, that momentum produced the Mustang II—a 4-place coupe that bears striking resemblance to the production Mustang, principally because it was based on a production Mustang. The Mustang II Concept was built to bridge the expectations between the original concept and the road car. Automodello will produce it in 1:24 in two versions. The Standard Edition comes in white with blue stripes and is limited to a total of 299 units. The red car with white stripes is the Tribute Edition, and just 50 of those hand-numbered examples will be made. Both feature exceptional detail inside and out, and are outstanding representations of an important piece of Mustang history.
The other big news from Automodello involves an opportunity for serious collectors to save some money and get exclusive early access to Automodello preorders. It’s called “THE ONE24”—an annual membership platform that collectors are enrolled in automatically with the purchase of one Tribute, Homage, or Enthusiast’s 1:24 model (T-H-E ONE24—get it?). Membership gives you the opportunity to preorder any newly introduced special-edition 1:24 models before anyone else and receive discounted pricing on any 1:24 models purchased under the membership. Collectors may also buy an annual membership separately without making a qualifying purchase, but getting it for free with one of Automodello’s limited-edition replicas, like the red Tribute Mustang II, seems like the better deal!