(Mechanicsburg, Pa.) – The emergence of rock ‘n’ roll music in the late 1940s successfully electrified American culture and quickly created a revolution that’s known today as the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll. This supergenre of music took the world by storm during the 1950s and 60s with its boogie-woogie blues rhythms, backbeats, electric guitars and punchy keyboard tones. Its unique sounds had an impact across the globe and influenced everything from fashion to cars. American Mint, a direct marketer of high quality collectibles, pays tribute to America’s rock revolution with a line of historic American classic automobiles in its “Cars of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Era.”
Three American classics–the 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, the 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang and the 1953 Chevrolet Pickup–are precision die-cast replicas built on a 1:24 ratio scale. They represent the classic, yet trendsetting cars of the 1950s and 60s, an era in automotive history that produced what are considered by many automobile experts as some of the finest car designs seen to this day.
The 1957 Chevrolet Corvette set a new standard in sports cars with its unique fiberglass body style, when most others were steel, and a 283 cubic inch displacement (cid), V8 engine. The two-passenger sports car was a distinctive addition to a car market dominated by European designs. The American Mint replica of the 1957 model is built to the last detail and features the distinguishable red and white exterior color combination and bright red interior, which is available exclusively from American Mint.
With its peppy engine, long hood and scooped fenders, the first Ford Mustang truly captured the essence of the rock ‘n’ roll era. The popular pony was Lee Iacocca’s vision of a stylish, sporty and affordable four-seater. The 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang Coupe replica offers impeccable design quality and detail from its bright red exterior, chrome wrap-around bumpers and grill, to its authentic running horse insignia and luxurious black interior.
As a tribute to one of America’s most beloved automobile models, the 1953 Chevrolet Pickup was the last in the Chevrolet Pickup line to offer the “split windshield” design. The die-cast model comes complete with original Chevrolet features and includes tailgate and doors that open, chrome-plated grill and trim, and a shiny black, baked-enamel finish.
“Americans are very nostalgic about the cars of the past,” Thomas Niederfeld, CEO of American Mint explained. “This nation undeniably led the world in automobile design, and the rock ‘n’ roll era of the 1950s and 60s certainly influenced many cutting-edge car designs over the years. In fact, many of the cars of today have distinct design elements that were inspired by this period. American Mint is proud to offer the public these die-cast classic car replicas that hopefully spark a bit of nostalgia,” he added.
American Mint LLC, is an international direct marketer of high-quality collectibles including coins, medals, knives, jewelry, dolls and die-cast models. Since 1998, American Mint has delivered its limited edition collectibles to more than 900,000 customers worldwide. For more information visit www.americanmint.com.