Monday, April 25, 2016

1946 DeSoto 6 Suburban by WhiteBox

1946 DeSoto 6 Suburban by WhiteBox

The DeSoto (sometimes De Soto) is an American automobile marque that was manufactured and marketed by the DeSoto Division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to the 1961 model year.
Due to the outbreak of World War II, all United States automobile production stopped in February of 1942 and car manufacturers shifted to building items for the war effort. Domestic car production did not resume until March of 1946 with cars that appeared little changed from the 1941-1942 models. A surprise newcomer to the field was the eight-passenger DeSoto Suburban, which arrived in November of 1946 and was produced unchanged through mid-1949. It was designed as the ultimate in stylish transportation for hotels, airports, and large families. Its unique folding seats allowed for several combinations of passengers and cargo, much like present-day mini vans.

The 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban was the most expensive of the 1946-1948 DeSoto line. The grille had "Teeth" that would remain a DeSoto trademark up to 1955.
This model DeSoto is from WhiteBox line. WhiteBox is apparently a house brand from Model Car World, a retailer in Florsheim, Germany.
WhiteBox is low budget model line, on this model it is evident. Under a white top also shines through red base color. Very thin chrome on bumpers, chrome sometimes completely missing (see photo). Generally chrome trim is replaced with only a cheaply looking silver print strips. Weaknesses completes askew-glued crest on the rear lid and simple interior. The only advantage of this interesting model is a nice color combination Royal Maroon / White.
Sorry, this is the second model WhiteBox that disappointed me, and I'm not going into other WhiteBox in the future invest. 

 Manufacturer: WhiteBox
 Scale: 1/43
 Year of Production: 2015
 Part Number: WB098
 Material: DieCast
 Rating:  4/10 

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