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Hello everyone, it has been a while. Though I have not been posting regularly in recent months I continued to frequent the forum daily to check out the latest purchases and collection updates.


The diecast hobby is not dead, it has simply taken a different role in my life. To reignite my hobby again and as requested by EricP, here is a showcase/review.

Anyway, this Mustang was my 'latest' purchase though it was received in March 2020. While there is no shortage of Mustang diecast, there is limited decent 1964 ½ - 1966 Mustang. That is unless you are aware of the Australian-brand Classic Carlectables.

Prior to Nightmist Blue, Classic Carlectables have made 5 different variations of the '66 'Stang. These are almost impossible to find now and even if you can find one, the selling price might be prohibitive especially since most would come from Australia and the shipping cost can be a deterrent too.



Almost all of my Mustangs are fastbacks so it is nice to finally have a hardtop in my collection.



The antenna does not retract and is quite flimsy on my unit.











As with most Classic Carlectables, the engine bay detailing is amazing. You can even see clearly the FoMoCo washer fluid bag and Autolite battery.







The air cleaner cover even comes off!



The interior is another highlight too. They even left the keys!



The shifter works though you can only shift between [P] and [N] I think. :p









There is nothing fancy about the packaging. You do get your certificate and a pretty decent booklet.





Compared to my other Mustangs, this 1966 is a bona fide boulevard cruiser. A Mustang need not be a muscle machine or sports car all the time. The detailing is great for the price. All the opening features operate with great tactility and are solid to the touch.

I am absolutely happy to have this in my collection and is a pleasure to share with you all!
 

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Good to see you back on the forum!
Great review of a rare Mustang model.
And it's an Australian market right hand drive version, so I imagine even the original cars are now rare (although the Australian climate helps with preservation).
I would like to get my hands one of these models, but like you say, prices are now sky high.
 

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That model is insanely detailed, I love it! Working shifter, keys on the dash, air filter cover, also all that detail on the engine bay (with proper hood hinges, I might add)? That is so cool!

Congrats on owning that beauty!
Thank you! How could I forget the proper hinges!

My pleasure in sharing with you all. Time to fall in love with the hobby again. Let's just say I have found a new way of making the hobby sustainable.
 

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Thanks for another in depth review
I was a little curious about the CC's rendition of the Mustang and your review has told me everything i need to know about it. I suppose like any other typical CC releases they are packed with little details.
Thanks man. For Classic Carlectables, what you see from their newsletter is definitely what you get. Full of details and sturdy features. The only potential cause for pause is the occasional flimsy craftsmanship and glue residue. Mine came with the front bumper slightly loose but once I tucked it in it is all good.
 
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