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Matrix 1956 Nash Palm Beach

Dec 31, 2014 No Comments

The Niftiest Nash ! 1:43 | $107.99  For a few glorious years, Nash was the only American company building world-class sports cars; Nash-Healey sports-racing roadsters finished third overall behind the winning Mercedes in the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hour and 7th in that year’s Mille Miglia. You could buy the lovely Pininfarina-bodied Nash-Healey Coupe at [...]

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Brooklin 1957 Oldsmobile Convertible

Dec 30, 2014 No Comments

Super 88 1:43 | $127 1957 brought new longer, lower (and heavier) bodies for the entire Oldsmobile lineup, incorporating what Harley Earl deemed the “Ho-Lo Bumper,” a full width oval that enclosed the mesh grille with block “Oldsmobile” lettersand parking lights. Brooklin has released this striking white-metal model of the mid-range Super 88 Convertible.ALL the [...]

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Minichamps “Mullin Collection 1939 Bugatti 57C “Aravis”

Dec 30, 2014 No Comments

Only three Type 57C Aravis drophead coupe bodies were built to Jean Bugatti’s design, and Jean himself called it “the most beautiful Bugatti.” The last one, S/N 57768, was built for famed French driver Maurice Trintignant, and is now in Oxnard, CA’s Mullin Collection. It’s also the subject of this gorgeous — and accurate — [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection Type 54 Roadster

Dec 29, 2014 No Comments

A Most Unusual Bugatti 1:43 | $95  The Type 54 Grand Prix racer wasn’t one of Ettore’s best; although Achille Varzi drove one to win the 1933 Avus Grand Prix, only five were built and two drivers were killed in them. Czech Prince Lobkowitz bought the second one built and promptly died in the 1932 [...]

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Spark 1961 Austin Healey Sp rite Mk. II

Dec 27, 2014 No Comments

A Better Elf 1:43 | $70 Although they’d sold almost 50,000 of the original Sprites in just three years, Austin Healey introduced the Mk. II in 1961. It had a much more modern-looking body with an “alligator” hood (instead of a forward tipping nose section) and a trunk that could be reached trough a lid [...]

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ATC 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Limousine

Dec 27, 2014 No Comments

Stretched Silver Shadow 1:43 | $145 Introduced in 1965, the Silver Shadow featured unibody construction, disc brakes, independentrear suspension, and a hydraulic self-leveling system. The 1971 Silver Shadow II had improved front suspension and black energy-absorbing bumpers. Shadows were popular with companies that create stretched limousines, and ATC’s model is unusual in having only a [...]

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Spark Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans

Dec 26, 2014 No Comments

Iconic Racing Structure 1:43 | price varies The Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans is perhaps the most familiar and famous structure in all of the motor racing world. And Spark has given us a scale model of this magnificent structure that, even in 1:43 scale, is huge. The first pedestrian Dunlop Bridge at Le Mans [...]

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Ix o 1989 Galant VR-4 1000 Lake Winner

Dec 24, 2014 No Comments

A Gallant Mitsubishi 1:43 | $35 World Rally Championship rules required Mitsubishi to build at least 5000 4-door, 4WD, 195-horsepower, turbocharged street Galant VR-4’s to qualify it for Group A rally competition. Exactly how much power the turbo-four produced in race trim wasn’t specified, but it was enough to win two major events in Mitsubishi’s [...]

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Mattel LaFerrari

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments

La Ferocious!  1:43 | $55 In an era where supercars are commonplace, a company like Ferrari needs something more to serve as its halo model and protect its hallowed place atop the automotive world. Enter the LaFerrari hypercar.Even at the steep $1.7 million asking price, expect Ferrari to sell all 499 examples, with customers willingto [...]

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Kyosho Mazda RX-7 and Nissan Skyline Turbos

Dec 21, 2014 No Comments

Traditional Japanese Warriors—80s Style! 1:43 | $45 Two of the most traditionally admired names in Japanese sporty cars have been the Nissan Skyline and Mazda RX-7 (known as the Savannah in Japan.) For years, Nissan’s sporty coupe and sedan line was unavailable here, but we admired from afar their potent performance — particularly the Turbomodels. Kyosho [...]

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