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Minichamps LaSalle II Roadster Concept

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments

You have to hand it to Joe Bortz. Not only is he one of the car world’s most influential collectors, he’s also one of the best “carchaelogists” around. It was Bortz who located the cut-to-pieces wreckage of GM’s 1955 “LaSalle II” roadster moldering in a Michigan junkyard. And it was he who immediately got elbows [...]

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A Special Buick

Sep 25, 2014 No Comments

Brooklin 1954 four-door hardtop 1:43 | $124.95 Buick revamped the Special for 1954, giving it a longer wheelbase and a brand-new standard issue 264cid V8 engine. Buyers responded in record numbers, helping Buick to move past Plymouth into third place in sales for the year. Other companies model the flashier convert- ibles and hardtops, but [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite “Batpod”

Sep 24, 2014 No Comments

It took a small army of special effects people, an adventurous stunt driver, and a couple cubic yards of hard drive space to make the Batpod escape sequence in The Dark Knight Rises convincing on screen.  From the look of it, Hot Wheels Elite’s take on this breakout hero bike took a little doing, too. [...]

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Super Snake

Sep 24, 2014 No Comments

Spark 1963 Cobra 289 “#16 Sebring” 1:43 | $67 Spark’s nicely done model of a 289-powered Cobra represents a pivotal moment: Shelby’s first shot at International racing, at the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring, where the team ran three new racing Cobras, as well as chassis CSX 2002 (the very first racing Cobra), built in [...]

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Black Out

Sep 24, 2014 No Comments

Greenlight Collectibles Black Bandits Series 7 1:64 | $5.99 each GreenLight Collectibles’ Black Bandit series is in its seventh release, and like the prior six, the cars all come wearing a special triple black scheme – black paint, black interior, and black wheels – which makes even the largest of the group- ing (a ‘76 [...]

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Pony Power

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

HIGHWAY 61 / 43RD STREET COLLECTIBLES 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 1:43 | $75 each Highway 61 made the scene several years ago with a slew of muscle cars that carried the 1:18 hobby into new, high-detail territory. That shouldn’t have been a surprise: the company’s president is Fred Ertl III, heir apparent to the [...]

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Italian-American Excellence

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

AUTOMODELLO 1969 Intermeccanica Italia 1:43 | $94.95 Shortly after Italian coachbuilder Intermeccanica signed a contract with Griffith Motors to build second-generation Griffith 600 bodies in large quantities, Griffith went bankrupt. With tooling already built, materials on hand, and arrangements in place for Mustang engines and trans- missions, Intermeccanica made the most of the situation by [...]

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Wagon Ho!

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

American Excellence 1974 Buick Estate Wagon 1:43 | $86.95 Buick’s last full-size station wagon, the 1971-1976 Estate Wagon, was something of a mixed breed. Officially part of the LeSabre line, it was built on the longer (127”) Electra chassis with the LeSabre nose and its own unique body. From 1971-1974, Estate Wagons had the four rectan- [...]

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Focus on the Classics

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

Brooklin’s Buick Collection 1:43 | $95-$125 Each Above: Representative models from each year of the Buick Collection. Front (left to right): 1939 M61 Touring Sedan (007), 1938 M-46S Sports Coupe (021) 1937 M- 46C Convertible Coupe (009), and 1936 M48 Victoria Coupe (018). Rear (left to right): 1935 M-96S (001) and 1934 M-96S (002). If [...]

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Eaglemoss Star Trek Starships: Where No Diecast Has Gone Before

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments
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