Dealer Edition (DE)
Dealer Edition models, DE for short, are diecast model replicas made specifically for car manufacturers to be marketed and sold through their car dealerships and their stores.Model brands such as AUTOart, Norev, Minichamps, among many others make models specifically for car manufacturers. Main distinction between a regular model and dealer edition model is usually the packaging and model's color that might not be available for a regular model. On occasion, some models get produced as dealer edition models and regular model for a particular vehicle can't be obtained.Usually, dealer edition models can be purchased by visiting a local dealership's parts department or by ordering them online. Since these models are made to be sold through car dealerships, they are labeled with particular car brand's part number instead of model manufacturer's catalog number, this number can be used at dealership's parts department in your search for the model. Some models might be released to a limited geographical region of the world and we usually notice this with Mercedes-Benz and BMW Dealer Edition models that can be only purchased from MB and BMW dealers in Europe.For over 10 years, we have been compiling a catalog of Dealer Edition models made specifically for Honda,Toyota,Kia,Audi, Volkswagen and other car manufacturers.