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Die-cast: Phoenix Mint 1937 Studebaker Army Ambulance

 

Phoenix Mint delivers high value 1937 Studebaker ambulance

Not every new diecast vehicle is a muscle car or modern model. The Phoenix Mint reaches back to World War II for its vintage 1937 Studebaker Army Ambulance in 1:43 scale.

In this scale and at this price, this 1937 Studebaker ambulance is a deal.
In this scale and at this price, this 1937 Studebaker ambulance is a deal.

Studebaker, an Indiana-based automaker that got its start by making wagons for farmers in the 1850s, was still a thriving company during the war. It had supplied wagons and vehicles to the military for years and its truck lineup was extremely popular in the day. So converting a Coupe Express, that was similar to today’s pickups, or just buying and converting a chassis, engine and cab into useful Army vehicles was easy. Studebaker also made many heavier duty trucks for the military over the years.

For the record, Studebaker merged with Packard in the mid-1950s and made its final car in 1966, at its Canadian plant.

The model:

Phoenix Mint’s version is a no-brainer buy if you love Studebakers or enjoy collecting military vehicles in all their iterations. This is a high value model. Here’s why. Continue reading Die-cast: Phoenix Mint 1937 Studebaker Army Ambulance

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