Post by Steam McQueen on Oct 14, 2011 20:38:09 GMT -5
While doing a car search on craigslist I stumbled upon these diecast ...
2 Hot Pursuits mint in the box rare collectible 1:43 die cast police vehicles. Great quality and highly detailed die cast metal. These are very well made. The 1968 Plymouth Fury Chicago Police cruiser and 1978 Illinois State Police Dodge Monaco are being sold for $20 cash each. Or buy both of them for $35. These are tuff to find in an unopened box and in mint condition.
What I've found out about these cars is that "Hot Pursuit" went out of business in 1997. They were purchased by "Dimension 4" which went out of business in 1999. That info was gleaned from this excellent diecast manufacturer resource ... www.toynutz.com/mfrs1.html
It would also appear that the 1978 model is actually a Fury and not a Monaco. No biggie but other examples of the '78 are all listed as a Fury. Such as ...
New York State Police
Iowa State Patrol
And an example of the '68 Fury as NYPD
So with the Illinois State Police being 1:43 it would also be a nice companion to the 1:43 Corgi Bluesmobile. Not to mention the rare factor. I couldn't find any of these "Hot Pursuit" cars on eBay at the moment.
What I've found out about these cars is that "Hot Pursuit" went out of business in 1997. They were purchased by "Dimension 4" which went out of business in 1999.
Here's a 1:43 Dimension 4 customized as CPD, starting bid is $24.99
Mint, brand new condition and comes in its original box which includes a base as shown in the picture.This car has some unique features that include moving wheels, license plates, and a accurate custom painted lightbar. Each car has a protective coating to help preserve the decal work.
Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 20, 2017 21:33:20 GMT -5
- Here's another custom 'Dimension 4' CPD listed as a 1978 Monaco
This is a custom 1:43 Dimension 4 Chicago Police Illinois 1978 Dodge Monaco police car in mint, brand new condition and comes in it's original box which even includes a display case. This car has some unique features that includes moving wheels, license plates, black rims, and an accurate light-bar
I wonder what it looked like before customization? These cars have been out of production for 18 years now, is customizing a 'Dimension 4' 1:43 die-cast actually increasing the value? Starting bid was set at $29.99 for this auction.