Danbury Mint cars

MBI began business in 1969 under the name The Danbury Mint, which was then a subsidiary of Glendinning Companies. Danbury Mint cars was the brainchild of Ted Stanley and a small team of experienced marketing managers.

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Its mission was to market fine collectibles directly to the consumer, and its first product was a series of 21 medals commemorating the historic 1969 moon landing. The series was an outstanding success, and the Danbury Mint's product line later expanded to include jewelry, sports collectibles, diecast cars and other heirloom-quality collectibles.

MBI launched the Easton Press in 1975. The first product offering was The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, a series of exquisite, leather-bound editions of literary classics. The firm became an international marketer in 1976, inaugurating our European Division with the opening of MBI UK's London office, which developed extensive Danbury Mint collections, tailored for the British market.

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Highly collectible Danbury Mint cars include: Chevy, Ford Thunderbird, Aston Martin (James Bond), Studebaker, Dodge and the Classic Collection.

Updated: 5 March 2021

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Danbury Mint value and price guide

What's your Danbury Mint worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
danbury mint museum masterpiece 1 12 limited edition Danbury Mint Museum Masterpiece 1 12 Limited Edition 07/2021 C $1 876.94
danbury mint museum masterpiece 1 12 1957 chevy super Danbury Mint Museum Masterpiece 1 12 1957 Chevy Super 07/2021 C $1 595.39
danbury mint museum masterpiece 1 12 1957 chevrolet Danbury Mint Museum Masterpiece 1 12 1957 Chevrolet 07/2021 C $1 595.39
danbury mint museum masterpiece 1 12 1964 1 2 ford Danbury Mint Museum Masterpiece 1 12 1964 1 2 Ford 07/2021 C $1 501.55
danbury mint 1964 aston martin james bond 007 1 24 rare Danbury Mint 1964 Aston Martin James Bond 007 1 24 Rare 08/2021 C $1 436.49
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Comments (20)
Charity - August 30, 2021
I have the following Danbury Mint items, great conditions, looking to see how much each item may be worth. 1969 Pontiac Trans Am 1:24, White and Blue strips (no box or certificate) 1969 Pontiac. GTO "JUDGE". 1:24, Red/orange (No box or certificate).
Thomas McGuire's - Lockheed Aircraft's P-38 Lightning - No Box / Has certificate).
Chuck Yeager Collection - All Signed with Certificates, but NO boxes
- Chuck Yeager Signed Bell X-1 (Orange Plane)
- Chuck Yeager Signed F-15 Eagle (Grey Plane)
- Chuck Yeager Signed P-51 Mustang (Grey and Yellow)
Aston Martin, 1964 - 22KT Gold Plated, 007 DB5 - Certificate ONLY
I don't know, but you can look them up, for example: Pontiac Trans Am or Chuck Yeager Signed.
David - August 20, 2021
I would like to contact Marie (aug 6) regarding her collection, can you help?
Message and email address forwarded.
Marie - August 6, 2021
I’ve inherited a large collection of Danbury Mint 1/24 die cast models from my father. I believe there are over 150 cars. Amongst those are LTD. I’m looking to sell the collection as a whole. Can anyone please contact me? I’m compiling a list and photos. These are all new never displayed or bought used. They are all direct from Danbury Mint not second hand.
Al - July 25, 2021
I have a Danbury Mint 1937 Chevrolet Pickup Truck Bordeaux Maroon & Black, excellent condition other than suspension drag link broken. How much is it worth?
Not sure... check out this link to see if you can find yours or a similar one: Danbury Mint Chevrolet 1937.
Rebecca - July 9, 2021
I have 12 Danbury mint corvettes. No original boxes bu
t very good condition. How much do you think it is worth?
Try this page to determine value: Danbury Mint Corvette.
Jane - May 28, 2021
I have several Danbury Mint cars and was checking prices. I was thinking that since they are no longer making these cars that the value would go up. What I'm finding is that brand new in the box with documentation is not even selling for what I originally paid. I realize that it depends on the model but this xk120 Jaguar is a prime example. Has this been your experience and is this what I can expect?
Yes, I'm afraid a lot of Danbury Mints aren't really collectible, even when they're not made anymore. It's just a matter of supply and demand. There are probably a lot of Jaguars out there. Take a look here for prices: Danbury Mint Jaguar.
Nate - April 12, 2021
I recently acquired roughly 1,000 Danbury and Franklin Mint cars, tanks, boats, gas stations, etc...90% with box and papers, 10% bubble-wrapped. Do you have a suggestion (besides eBay) on where/who I might contact to liquidate a collection that size?
Melissa - April 4, 2021
Hello,

I'm selling several Danbury Mint Pewter Classic Cars and Planes for an elderly neighbor. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, please let me know. Thank you.

Take care,
Melissa
Pacific Palisades
Harold - March 30, 2021
I see some 1 12 Danbury Mint priced cars above that seem very high resell figures in your listings above. Are they half the size of the 1 24 units since I have never seen a 1 12 scale unit?
Rich - February 27, 2021
Hi I have a Aston Martin DB5 in ecellent condition. there is no box or papers though. How much wouldit be worth, I'm looking to sell. Thanks in advance
Glen - February 1, 2021
I have 57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible in royal blue, Danbury Mint, in excellent condition.
Have a look here for prices: Danbury Mint Chevy Bel Air.
Kelly - October 13, 2020
Thank you so much for your response :-) I have a few cars for sale and the Certificates of Title reflect the current owner's name. Do you think it would affect the value to black-out the name?
I wouldn't do that. The new owner can decide what to do with them. If you're concerned about privacy, just leave the certificates with names out of the sales. I don't think they will add more value with names on them anyway :-)
Kelly - October 8, 2020
Are the Danbury Mint model cars worth more if they have the box and/or Certificate of Title?
Always :-) But of course it depends on the models if they are worth much more or not.
Jon - August 27, 2020
I inherited my uncles model car collection... what’s the best way for me to find the value of each car?
Prices can differ quite a lot, so what I would do is get on eBay, search all Danbury Mint cars, and sort from highest priced to low. Look if they are in your collection. This is a quick way to get some idea about what your collection might be worth. There are also a few collectors groups on Facebook, so you could also ask there.
John - August 18, 2020
I may be interested in Ruth's collection, depending on where she lives. Would preferto pick up vs. shipping. Please advise.
Message forwarded.
Ruth - July 25, 2020
I've inherited from my Dad, a Danbury Mint collection of cars (59 cars), 90% in boxes with certificate of tile. Im looking to get rid of as a whole collection, hopefully. But I have no idea where to start looking, any ideas?
You could try eBay as a lot, or maybe there are some Facebook groups, dedicated to collectors of Danbury Mint models.
David - June 12, 2020
I have about 50 cars. Most in original box. Would like to sell.
Also try Facebook. There are some collectors groups out there.
Bob - February 22, 2020
A mirror (left side) from my 1956 Chevy (Danbury Mint) pick up truck is missing. Is there any chance one of these can be acquired through the fan/collector groups?Thanks
Not sure... You could also try a few Facebook groups for Danbury Mint collectors. Or try this page to see if you can find one for parts: Danbury Mint 1956 Chevy.
Craig - September 19, 2017
I have a list of Danbury Mint models, all in mint condition, never out of the box, and the titles are included. I am looking for a buyer for this 142 vintage models that start with 1925 ford Model T Tow Truck and ends with 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, worth in excess of $20,000. Serious collector inquiries only reply to me by email
I'll forward any mails I get from those interested to you Craig! Otherwise I suggest putting it up for auction.
Jim - September 21, 2010
I have always wondered why we couldn't order the 62 vette in the color we had in 62 or the 61 black impala lite the new one i had in 61, also there has never been a die cast of the 54 55 first series advance design chevrolet pickup made and there are alot of these trucks being restored now, also have acess to a recently restored perfect example I have a collection in excess of 5000 toys in my own toy barn in my back yard. thanks for listening, jim downing johnstown ohio