PremiumX 1980 Cadillac

Sep 20, 2014 No Comments by

Cadillac advertised the bustle-backed 1980 Seville as “Quite possibly the most distinctive car in the world,” a description hard to dispute. But the bustle-back trunk and down-turned side spear also made it look as if the body had broken at the rear axle, and sales dropped by almost 30%. Regardless, PremiumX has done a fine [...]

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Michelin, Man

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OTTO MOBILE Citroen SM Proto “Michelin” 1:18 | $60 OTTO Mobile’s wedgy and muscular Citroen SM Prototype “Michelin” is a great image of a very edgy car – exactly the kind of subject that OTTO does best. This big, resincast (sealed) unit replicates a rolling test bed built circa 1973. With a 340-horsepower 24V V6 [...]

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A Bug’s Life

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments by

Greenlight Collectibles “Volkshaus VW Repair Shop” set 1:64 | $16.99 Ah, the humble VW. It’s common knowledge that you can’t kill ‘em – but they sure can get funky looking after a while. When the time comes for a re-do, the thousands of Volkswagen resto shops that dot the American landscape can revive even the [...]

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Little Henry

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LE MANS MINIATURES “Henri Pescarolo” figurine 1:18 | $29.95 Spark’s Le Mans Miniatures lineup recently expanded to include some neat little historical figurines, with a focus on famous drivers. This latest one is a hoot: it’s Henri Pescarolo, circa 1968, toting a very large bottle of Moët & Chandon after his ride for Equipe Matra [...]

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AUTOart Piston Canister

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments by

  Jelly beans, dark chocolate, the keys to that old Jag you scored last month … we all have something worth hiding away. How about stashing the goods inside what looks to be an aluminum piston from a four-valve race engine? The piston wears ring grooves, and up top are the impressions for four angled [...]

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Ghost with the Most

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments by

KYOSHO 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost extended wheelbase 1:43 | $99.95 The “Little Rolls,” the Ghost, was deemed to be a bit too cramped in the rear compartment, so the Ghost Extended Wheelbase model, with 6.7 inches more leg room for the pay- ing customers in back, was introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Kyosho has [...]

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Subie Do

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments

SUN STAR 1993 Subaru Impreza 555 1:18 | $90 Subaru’s Impreza 555 was born to be a rally car, and its hard-nosed capability on the most torturous circuits was proven worldwide. In 1993, whilst star driver Colin McRae was in Malaysia, Bruno Berglund and Ari Vatanen debuted the tough-as-nails sedan at Finland’s 1000 Lakes Rally, [...]

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Massalonzo

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HOT WHEELS Elite Ferrari F2012 1:18 | $120 Ferrari’s F1 program has generated some of the most exciting race cars ever to turn a wheel, and its 58th single-seater – the step- nosed F2012 – is no different. Despite early handling problems, the naturally aspirated V8 cars were fielded with some success by Fernando Alonso [...]

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50th Anniversary T-bolt from AutoWorld

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments

How’s this for perfect timing? This Hemmings Blog article arrived in my email this morning — just a couple of days after this sweet AutoWorld 1:18 Thunderbolt arrived in the mail. The diecast gods are obviously telling me its time to do an article on the Thunderbolt, and who am I to argue? So here’s [...]

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Bella’s Bomb

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES’ Twilight Chevrolet pickup 1:18 | $59.99 Okay, here’s the checklist. She’s a hottie. She likes to ride motorcycles. She drives a beat- up, old Chevy pickup truck. And, as seen in the Twilight series of films, she also has a thing for bloodsuckers. Hey, three out of four ain’t bad. While we can’t [...]

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