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Maisto’s Premiere Edition Porsche Panamera

Apr 09, 2012 No Comments

It was in 2009, at the Shanghai International Auto Show, that Porsche stepped outside their own domain as the lords of the rear-engined high performance sports car to herald the release of their front-engine, rear-drive four door sedan, which they called  the Panamera. Porsche had tried alternate markets before; the equally left-field Cayenne had tackled [...]

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AUTOart’s 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500

Apr 02, 2012 No Comments

Last of the Breed The 1967 model year marked the last time that Shelby-American actually built Ford Mustangs into Shelbys, and the resulting cars will always be remembered for their beauty and optional big-block engine punch. That punch is the reason many people consider the 1967 GT500 to be the best production Shelby ever made. [...]

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Open or Closed? THAT is the question….

Mar 21, 2012 5 Comments

“Mint in Box” has a nice ring to it, and for a generation of collectors the phrase has signified a perfect example of a desirable model, fresh as the day it was brought home. But for an equal amount of collectors, the thought of leaving a new diecast, slot, or resincast model in its box [...]

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Awesome Aston

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

Minichamps 2010 Aston Martin Rapide 1:43| $55.00   The 2010 Rapide was named the “sexiest, sportiest 4-seater ever seen” by Road and Track magazine, and Minichamps’ new diecast model makes that statement easy to understand. Although the Rapide is almost 200 inches long, its sleek, flowing lines and big 20” wheels make it look much [...]

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Four Star TVR

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

  Automodello’s 1970’s 2500M 1:43  $95.00 for red or yellow, $235.00 for black.   TVR was never a household name in this country, but the thoroughly British two-seater was a fixture in the sports car scene from the late ‘50’s well into the ‘90’s. Automodello has followed their fine Griffith 200 (a TVR Grantura with [...]

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Boattail

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

Ixo’s 1933 Auburn 1:43|  $30.00   Auburn, like most American car makers, was losing money during the Depression, but they managed to introduce a new V-12 engine in 1932. Fred Leamey’s sleek Speedster body rode atop a long-wheelbase Auburn chassis, and the combination was about as sporty as you could get in 1933. Make no [...]

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Cat Power

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

AUTOart’s Jaguar XJ-S Cabriolet 1:18/ $149.99 Jaguar’s XJ-S was a tough sell. Folks who hoped for a spiritual follow-up to the utterly lust-provoking XK were left cold, and the car toted a V12 at a time when oil embargoes were causing global heartburn. But Jaguar hung in there, and the car became a late blooming [...]

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Newsletter Video Exclusive – Kyosho 1/18 Triumph TR3As

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments
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Mario Andretti Interview

Dec 29, 2011 2 Comments

Grazie, Mario: The legendary Mario Andretti shares his home—and his collection—with DCX  The November drive north into Nazareth was colorful. Working off bellies full of hotel lobby waffles and taking to the hills outside of Easton, we watched as the strip malls and roadside attractions were replaced with rolling country. Pennsylvania hadn’t yet lost her [...]

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GreenLight Collectibles’ 1:18 VW Surfer Specials

Dec 29, 2011 No Comments

Every hobby needs an entry point, and for a lot of collectors over the years, that portal into diecast has been low-cost offerings like those from GreenLight Collectibles. The company started out in 1:64, and still makes some of the better mass-market diecast cars in that scale. But it’s also true that they’ve gotten adept [...]

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