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French Curves

Jun 19, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1939 DELAHAYE 165 CABRIOLET 1:43 | $99.95 The French built the sexiest cars in the world in the pre-WWII years; those who doubt need only to look at Minichamps Mullin Collection 1939 Delahaye 165 with its Figoni & Falashi cabriolet body. After selling the first one at the 1938 Paris Salon, a [...]

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An 88mph Blast into the Silver Screen Past

Jun 18, 2015 No Comments

HOT WHEELS ELITE BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE 1:50 & 1:18 | $20 & $160 Speaking of movie cars … has a fi lm franchise ever done more to renovate a car’s reputation than the Back to the Future trilogy did for the DeLorean DMC-12? In a fl ash of time-traveling lightning the [...]

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A to Z in Scale Precision

Jun 18, 2015 No Comments

CMC Aston Martin Zagato 1:18 | $498 Just as we were going to press CMC released this very first photo of the painted prototype of its forthcoming 1:18 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato. What a beauty! We have no specifics on the model, other than it will be designated Item no. M-132, it will be released [...]

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GL Has The Hookup!

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments

GreenLight Hitch & Tow Series 1:64 | Price to be Announced The guys at GreenLight have a cool new series of trailers paired up with tow vehicles in 1:64, and they sent us a few prototypes to check out. The red Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab will come with the enclosed car hauler — [...]

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The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty!

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments

ACME Diecast S&S Filthy Forty Gasser 1:18 | $149.99 ACME has been teasing us with the archival pic of their forthcoming 40 Ford Gasser for a couple of months, but we got this spy shot of the early prototype just before press time. It’s nowhere near final yet, but we can already see this is [...]

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Terrific Toronadoe

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 Oldsmobile 1:43 | $75 Oldsmobile’s Toronado, the first American front-wheel-drive car since the 1937 Cord, was everybody’s “Car of the Year” when it was introduced in 1966. But sales slumped in ’67, so for 1968 the Toronado got a whole new front end with Harley Earl’s “Hi-Low” bumper surrounding a mesh grille with [...]

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Modeling without the Metal

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments

Monzo Digital Model Kits Here’s an interesting product we came across that melds the modeling world with the proliferation of mobile media technology. The idea is to take the hobby of model making into the virtual world by adapting it into an interactive app to run on popular mobile platforms like Android and Apple’s iPad. [...]

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Brass-Era Beauty

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1902 PANHARD & LEVASSOR TYPE B1 REAR ENTRANCE TONNEAU 1:43 | $99 Brass-era models were not uncommon in1:43 when diecast collecting started in the 1960s, but in recent years they’ve become exceedingly rare. This is Minichamps’ 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 is simply the best of its type I have ever [...]

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A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For!

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments

AUTOWORLD DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY 1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough [...]

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Japan’s First Supercar

Jun 15, 2015 No Comments

AUTOART TOYOTA 2000GT 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short [...]

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