One Trick Pony and a New Col­lec­tor’s Club

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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!

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