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Jul 07, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 Series II Jaguar E-Type Coupe 1:43 | $75 Jaguar had a winner when they introduced the E-Type Coupeand Convertible (known on this side of the ocean as the XKE),in 1961. Even Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car evermade.” Jaguar made mechanical improvements on a running basis, but wisely left the shape [...]

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Cleaned-up Corvette

Jul 06, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1960 ‘Vette with Hardtop 1:43 | $75 An all-new body and the addition of the small-block Chevy V8 saved the Corvette in 1956. For the next several years, GM stylists added a variety of fake scoops, bulges, and useless trim to the body while Zora Arkus-Duntov and his engineers made continuous suspension and power [...]

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Superb Stutz

Jul 04, 2015 No Comments

Brooklin 1933 DV-32 Weymann Super Bearcat 1:43 | $129.95 Although already in financial trouble, Stutz introduced an all-new engine in 1931, the highly advanced “Dual Valve” straight-eight DV-32, along with a less powerful single-cam (SV-32) version at the 1931 New York Auto show. Hoping to revive sales, the Bearcat name was revived in 1932 for [...]

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Eye-grabbing Graber

Jul 03, 2015 No Comments

Automodello 1934 Duesenberg J Graber Tribute Edition 1:24| $334 Some would say that a Duesenberg is a one-of-a-kind machine by definition, but this release by Automodello proves that it is indeed possible to have a vehicle that is more specialized and even more exclusive than your ho-hum “production” Duesy! Witness the Duesenberg J Graber speedster. [...]

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Dan’s Last Riverside Winner

Jul 02, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 NASCAR Dan Gurney Ford Torino 1:43 | $75 Dan Gurney was so dominant in the NASCAR Motor Trend 500 race at Riverside Raceway that it became known as the “Gurney 500.” Driving a Wood Brothers Ford, Dan won 5 of the 6 races between 1963 and 1968; the last at the wheel of [...]

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Dan’s Last Riverside Ride

Jul 01, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1970 Plymouth Superbird “Dan Gurney” 1:43 | $75 Dan’s long association with Ford ended in 1969 and he switched to Plymouth Barracudas in the Trans Am and stock-block Plymouth engines in Indy racing. Naturally, Chrysler wanted him in a Plymouth at Riverside, so Petty Racing prepared a Superbird carrying no.42, but painted in Dan’s [...]

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Raising a Toast to the Six Pack

Jun 29, 2015 No Comments

Auto World American Muscle 1969 ½ Plymouth Road Runner 440-6 1:18 | $85 How ironic is it that one of the greatest competitors to Mopar’s mighty 426 Hemi ended up being produced by…Mopar? Chrysler’s performance engineers were looking for a less-expensive alternative to the Hemi to energize the budget-conscious performance market. In February 1969, they [...]

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Arrivederci 458!

Jun 27, 2015 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speclale 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so its time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going out quietly, though. ‚ e fi nal variant is [...]

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More French Curves

Jun 27, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS 1936 TALBOTLAGO T26SS “GRAND PRIX” 1:43 | $99.95 Minichamps Mullin Collection Talbot-Lago T26-SS (Super Sport) is one of only three of these cars, basically their Grand Prix race car with a widened chassis and two-seat bodywork. Two were built for the 1936 Le Mans but this one (chassis 90203) wasn’t seen until the 1939 [...]

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Star-Struck or Star-Crossed: 5 Controversial Movie and TV Diecasts

Jun 26, 2015 No Comments

An interesting news item showed up in our inbox this week: an announcement that the ’71 Chevy Monte Carlo that made such an impact (literally!) in the opening scene of the third Fast and Furious film — Tokyo Drift –  is coming up for auction this weekend. According to Hemmings, one of the 5 surviving (of [...]

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