Sunstar 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments

Pontiac’s 1955 Star Chief convertible was the upper-crustiest offering from Flint, and though it wasn’t exactly a performance machine — remember, Bunkie Knudsen and the “wide track” days were still in the future — it was a great-looking car. Sunstar thinks so, too, and this isn’t this mold set’s first time at the rodeo. By [...]

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TSM Model Pit Crew “John Player”

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments

We can’t recall who it was who wanted to thank the “little people,” but we’re happy to see this bunch of small folk, thanks to TSM Models. This is the latest iteration of their very cool pit crew accessory set, done in “John Player Special Lotus” costume. The cold-cast resin maquettes are caught in mid-move, [...]

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Lamborghini Veneno – first in a new Sealed Body Kyosho 1:18

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments

Kyosho is launching a new series of 1:18 sealed body diecast aimed at providing some high-appeal supercars at a more affordable price. The Lamborghini Veneno will be the first, offered in metallic red or or grey with red highlights. We don’t have much info on it yet, but expect the Veneno to arrive around the [...]

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Minichamps BMW Z1

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

The BMW Z1 was built as a design study for the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the crowds loved it so much that BMW decided to take the car into production. As the first drop-top roadster to emerge from Ingolstadt in 30 years, it was loaded with groundbreaking design features, including doors that dropped down [...]

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Sunstar 1960 Plymouth Fury Hardtop

Oct 11, 2014 No Comments

A while back — Summer, 2012, to be precise — we got a late pre-production sample of Sunstar’s then-new 1960 Plymouth Fury convertible, and there was much rejoicing among the masses (okay, there were only a couple of us here, but we were really happy to see it). The reasons for the bliss were simple: [...]

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Minichamps 1934 “Edsel Ford” Model 40 Speedster

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments

This sweet speedster represents the second finished piece from Minichamps’ “Dream Cars” lineup, and we’re thinking that established collectors who love serious studies of offbeat machinery will jump in with both feet. Edsel Ford obviously had flair — and he also had the incomparable Bob Gregorie on staff, who designed the car not once, but [...]

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Breakers Rule

Sep 28, 2014 No Comments

SUPERCAR COLLECTIBLES Altered Wheelbase Dodges 1:18 | $134.95 Supercar Collectibles’ Highway 61-sourced 1:18 line of A/FX Altered Wheelbase Plymouth Belvederes and Dodge Coronets, circa 1965, is still turning heads. During the “win at all costs” days of the mid-60s, Chrysler built these crazy looking cars – six Hemi-equipped Dodges and six Plymouths – with their [...]

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Minichamps LaSalle II Roadster Concept

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments

You have to hand it to Joe Bortz. Not only is he one of the car world’s most influential collectors, he’s also one of the best “carchaelogists” around. It was Bortz who located the cut-to-pieces wreckage of GM’s 1955 “LaSalle II” roadster moldering in a Michigan junkyard. And it was he who immediately got elbows [...]

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Savage Beast

Sep 21, 2014 No Comments

SWEDE SAVAGE’S Gurney Eagle/ Offenhauser by Replicarz 1:18 | $159.99 David Earl “Swede” Savage took the racing world by storm. A natural athlete, he’d first gained recognition racing motorcycles, then found himself under the wing of Dan Gurney. On his sec- ond trip to the Indy 500 in 1973, he teamed with Indy veteran Gordon [...]

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Michelin, Man

Sep 20, 2014 No Comments

OTTO MOBILE Citroen SM Proto “Michelin” 1:18 | $60 OTTO Mobile’s wedgy and muscular Citroen SM Prototype “Michelin” is a great image of a very edgy car – exactly the kind of subject that OTTO does best. This big, resincast (sealed) unit replicates a rolling test bed built circa 1973. With a 340-horsepower 24V V6 [...]

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