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Sun Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

Sun Star 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

The Seminal Super Sport The most celebrated badge in Chevrolet Performance history—the legendary “SS”—started as anything but. Introduced with little fanfare late in 1961 as an option kit on the Impala sport coupe, the “Super Sport” package was overshadowed by the dramatic “Bubbleback” of the new-for-’61 body style.  The package itself was a tremendous bargain: […]
Muscular Malibu

Muscular Malibu

ACME 1965 Chevelle Malibu SS 1:18 | $130 Chevrolet introduced the new mid-sized Malibu in 1964 to fill the gap between the compact Chevy II and full-size Chevrolets in response to Ford’s similar Fairlane. At the top of the line was the Malibu SS, available as either a two-door hardtop or convertible. Surprisingly, the Chevrolet […]

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Ultimate Street Machine

Ultimate Street Machine

ACME Trading Co. 1968 Pontiac “Blackbird” 1:18 | $135 As soon as 1968 Firebirds were available, the parts manager at aDetroit dealership ordered one he intended to build up for street racing. Delivered in black with “Light Peach Gold” trim, it had the Ram Air 400 engine, “three on the tree” column shift for its […]
Auto World 1:18 2015 Ford Mustang GT

Auto World 1:18 2015 Ford Mustang GT

A Five-Liter Fountain of Youth   The automotive media is all aflutter these days with the news of the forthcoming 2016 6th-generation Camaro. The announcement has overshadowed the 6th iteration of the Mustang—which beat the Chevy to market by nearly two years. After all, the pony-car paparazzi are perpetually a “what have you done for […]

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Kyosho Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Kyosho Bentley Mulsanne Speed

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 […]
Raising a Toast to the Six Pack

Raising a Toast to the Six Pack

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!

Arrivederci 458!

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

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

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

Awsome Alfa

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 […]
Singular Six-Wheeler

Singular Six-Wheeler

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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