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Kyosho Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Jul 07, 2015 No Comments

A Soaring Scion of British Luxury Bentley motorcars have always been a study in contradiction. As a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce for most of the 20th century, stately British luxury and prestige have been central to Bentley’s identity. But the brand has roots in motorsport, having won Le Mans six times—including four consecutive events from 1927-1930—and [...]

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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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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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Awsome Alfa

Jun 21, 2015 No Comments

TOP MARQUES COLLECTIBLES 2014 ALFA ROMEO 4C 1:18 scale | $220 The last Alfa Romeos sold in this country were small but sporty sedans whose focus was definitely utilitarian. After a two-decade absence, Alfa has returned, this time with a two-seat sports car powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged double-overhead cam four cylinder engine. Its composite [...]

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Singular Six-Wheeler

Jun 19, 2015 No Comments

TSM 1977 MONACO GP TYRRELL P34 NO.4 1:18 | $210 One look at the legendary Tyrrell 6-wheeled P34 and you know that it’s one of the most groundbreaking and distinctive race cars in Formula 1 history. Ken Tyrrell was a fearless innovator and engineer, and the idea of using four small wheels in front in [...]

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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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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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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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