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, Thunderbird, Aston Martin (James Bond), Studebaker, Dodge and the Classic Collection.

Updated: 26 May 2020

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Comments (3)
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