Coming in July, this will be release #15 and limited to 12, White 1969 Dodge Dart 440 GTS convertibles as shown with full wheel covers and redline tires. Only available though BYC.
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Everything begin somewhere and Clarke Storys original Backyard Conversions started in Wood River, IL in the late 90's, creating convertibles from hardtop diecast cars for retail and diecast dealers all over the country. Over some 16 years Clarke and his company created almost 12,000 convertibles for the diecast hobby industry. If it had a roof, it would be a convertible he felt.
What really put him on the map though was when he did 96, Yellow, 1971 Cudas for diecast dealer, Campbell Collectibles. Clarkes company would go onto do limited edition runs from 6 to 300 of a model when ordered.
My story in this part of the industry starts in the year 2000 when my company CDR (Custom Diecast Replicas) purchased 300 roof damaged Ertl,1970 Buick GS's. I took 50 of these, cut the roofs to make a rudimentary convertible and resold these with a complete white repaint.
Over the years my companies, CDR and currently YCID, LLC have done both individual convertible conversions and small runs of conversions, from 12-48, for various diecast retailers in the US. I can say my companies produced over 2000 convertible conversions since the year 2000.
While Clarkes original BYC will be remembered as the leader in the convertible conversion market. But because of this, and my history, it was a natural fit for my current company, YCID,LLC to purchase BYC from Clarke in 2017 and create the new BYC.