The Boss ver­sus the Box

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M2 Ma­chines ’70 Mus­tang Boss 429 and ’57 Chevy 150 Post Sedan

1:24 | $25 ea. (est.)

We know M2 best for its 1:64 range of mus­cle cars, clas­sics, hot rods, trucks, and even an ex­pand­ing range of im­ports. But the com­pany does quite a bit at 1:24 too, and two new pieces have just come out that tar­get dif­fer­ent seg­ments of the col­lec­tor au­di­ence. The 1957 Chevy, with the vin­tage-look “Hol­ley Car­bu­re­tor Co.” logo on the door, is part of the Ground Pounders line and has been cus­tom­ized with blacked-out win­dows, over­sized 5-spoke wheels and tires, and sub­tle ad­just­ments to the over­all pro­file, which give it a bit of an ex­ag­ger­ated, styl­ized hot-rod look. The hood opens to re­veal a small block treated to some dress-up parts, and we bet there’s a Hol­ley carb sit­ting un­der that chrome air cleaner. The ’70 Boss is a more lit­eral in­ter­pre­ta­tion, with the pro­por­tions more au­then­tic to the fac­tory Mus­tang shape. The doors re­ceive a “Thumpr Cams” logo and the Boss has some strip-ap­pro­pri­ate slicks in back and skin­nies up front, but the body and en­gine look stock. In ad­di­tion to the mass-mar­ket ver­sions, both cars have chase ver­sions, with al­ter­nate-color wheels and chrome bits, and are lim­ited to just 500 pieces. The chase Mus­tang (shown) gets a red-chrome grille and wheels.

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