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History Of Promo Car Models?


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Interesting that this post came up today.  I was actually working on my Promo car model.  My wife purchased the Monterey Promo car off of Ebay about a year ago and I decided to change it up to look like the Meteor that I have.  I matched the color and painted the interior the same as my car.  Had to re work the body trim and do a few other changes, but came out pretty good.  It's not even close to the degree of Roger's models, but to put on a shelf to collect dust it should be just fine. :)

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I currently have 202 dealer promos on display. I still have the first promos that my father got for me in the mid and late 1950's.

 Since I can't have all the full size cars I want, I had to resort to collecting 1/25 scale models and promos, with a total of 574 on

 display in show cases.

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What a nostalgia trip it's been reading thru these posts!   Like many others, I started by building models with friends back in the early 60s.  My cousin in Detroit dated a girl who worked at AMT and we always got plenty of extra parts by the bag-full to customize the kits.  I eventually gravitated to the muscle cars and must have built those GTOs every way possible, from stock to drag cars. 

Terry

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In the early 1960s Ford was giving away promo cars at the local dealerships as shown by this postcard I found recently.  It was hoped you would buy the real thing too after getting the free promo.

Terry

 

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