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Mighty Mouse

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART Alfa-Romeo Giulia TZ2 1:18 | $165 Many experts consider the Alfa-Romeo TZ2 one of the finest GT racers ever built, second only to its bigger cousin, the Ferrari 250 GTO. The lightweight little car had a 1570 cc four-cylinder DOHC twin-plug engine (modified for racing, or course), and it’s a rare ride, too: only [...]

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CMC Mercedes 300SLR Display Engine

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments

If there’s anything wrong with the models coming from premium maker CMC, it’s that a lot of the  coolest details are lost beneath the cars’ skins. The good news is that this maker occasionally releases a stripped chassis (like the Maserati 300 Bill Bennett reviews in this issue), or uncorks one of their engines and [...]

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License to Thrill

Sep 02, 2014 No Comments

AUTOart Lola/Aston Martin B09/60 (DBR1-2) #007 1:18/$220 Lola/Aston Martin’s Gulf Oil-liveried #007 LMP1 prototype dominated the 2009 five race Le Mans Series, winning theTeam, Constructors’, and Drivers’ Championships, and was the highest finishing gasoline-powered racer to complete the2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth behind the diesel-powered cars of Peugeot and Audi. Powered by [...]

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AutoWorld B-bodies

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments

In 1968 Chrysler Corporation was riding a Hemi-powered wave of success. King Richard had just driven his Petty-blue Plymouth to his second NASCAR championship the previous season, and Mopars were the toast (or terror, depending on what you drove!) of stock-class drag racing all across the country. On the street Chrysler redesigned its sales-leading B-Body [...]

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Cheap Kicks for ’66

Aug 24, 2014 No Comments

Shelby Collectibles 1966 Ford Gt40 MkII 1:18 | $50 Shelby-philes used to have to pony up heavy bucks for a top-shelf replica of the 1966 GT40 that took the ’66 Sebring with Jerry Grant and Dan Gurney at the wheel. Not any more. While it’s a few hundred pieces (and dollars) shy of the parts [...]

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Hard Core

Aug 23, 2014 No Comments

Auto World 1970 Ford Torino GT 1:18 | $80 Auto World’s apple red American Muscle 1970 Ford Torino GT screams “catch me if you can” in big letters. Featuring fine details like a matte black shaker hood scoop, matching rear louvers, painted window trim, and chromed bumpers, door handles, and hood pins, the exterior com- [...]

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Cobra Commander

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments

Maisto 1968 Ford Mustang Gt Cobra Jet 1:18 | $35 In 1968, Ford’s secret weapon, the 335hp 428 Cobra Jet big-block, made its debut in the Mustang, thanks to Bob Tasca. Ford, of course, made more of the cars, and the result was one of Dearborn’s most iconic factory race pack- ages. Maisto’s “Wimbledon White” [...]

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Roam, Baby, Roam

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

 Minichamps  1948 Land Rover 1:18 | $125   These days, Land Rovers are comfy— all frills, fine leather, and modern tech, they coddle occupants with heated cup holders as they bravely venture to Starbucks. But beneath the frou-frou, these trucks have been strong off-road performers since 1948. Those early Rovers were far more basic and bare-knuckled–and [...]

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AUTOart Lancia Delta S4 “Monte Carlo”

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

  It may be wearing “Martini” livery on its wild and wedgy body, but lux-level refinement was never part of the Lancia Delta S4’s DNA. This spawn of the hairiest days of Rally racing was born of loose Group B regulations and high ambition on the part of Lancia, who went fairly crazy on the [...]

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A Little Grumpy

Aug 17, 2014 No Comments

Supercar Collectibles 1972 Chevrolet Vega “Grumpy’s Toy IX” 1:18 | $80 In 1972, the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins traded his 1970 Camaro for a ’72 Vega. Substantial chassis work was done to modify the new Vega for drag racing; subframes were added to the unibody Vega to support the front and rear suspension, the car was [...]

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