More French Curves

Jun 27, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS 1936 TALBOTLAGO T26SS “GRAND PRIX” 1:43 | $99.95 Minichamps Mullin Collection Talbot-Lago T26-SS (Super Sport) is one of only three of these cars, basically their Grand Prix race car with a widened chassis and two-seat bodywork. Two were built for the 1936 Le Mans but this one (chassis 90203) wasn’t seen until the 1939 [...]

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Big Beautiful Buick

Jun 25, 2015 No Comments

BROOKLIN BUICK COLLECTION 1939 CENTURY CONVERTIBLE PHAETON 1:43 | $129.95 Although Buick’s new 1937-38 bodies were very well received, they surprised the automobile industry by introducing completely new bodies again in 1939.  The mid-level Century series updated straight-eight actually produced more power than Cadillac’s V-8, while standard-equipment turn signals were an industry first. Buick [...]

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Elegant English GTs

Jun 24, 2015 No Comments

KYOSHO ASTON MARTIN DB9 AND VANQUISH 1:43 | $98 Aston Martin is having a pretty good year with its stylish main line grand tourer the DB9 being joined by the ultra-performance Vanquish. Kyosho, in signing on to produce both in 1:43 in a host of colors, is poised to enjoy the halo effect of these [...]

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Middle-Class Lincoln

Jun 20, 2015 No Comments

BROOKLIN 1955 LINCOLN CAPRI 4“DOOR SEDAN 1:43 | $138.95 By 1955, the clean body made famous by the “hot rod Lincolns” of Mexican Road Race fame were dated, so the ‘55s got a simplified grille, all-new side trim, and longer rear fenders with new taillights, and a new 225-horsepower, 341cid Y-block V-8. While everyone else [...]

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The Mustang That Wasn’t

Jun 19, 2015 No Comments

MATRIX INTERMECCANICA 1965 MUSTANG STATION WAGON 1:43 | $89.95 When the Mustang was unveiled in April 1964, New York ad agency VP Barney Clark decided that Ford should build a Mustang Wagon with his agency handling the advertising campaign. To show FoMoCo how easy it would be, he hired Bob Cumberford to draw up a [...]

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French Curves

Jun 19, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1939 DELAHAYE 165 CABRIOLET 1:43 | $99.95 The French built the sexiest cars in the world in the pre-WWII years; those who doubt need only to look at Minichamps Mullin Collection 1939 Delahaye 165 with its Figoni & Falashi cabriolet body. After selling the first one at the 1938 Paris Salon, a [...]

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Terrific Toronadoe

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments

Spark 1968 Oldsmobile 1:43 | $75 Oldsmobile’s Toronado, the first American front-wheel-drive car since the 1937 Cord, was everybody’s “Car of the Year” when it was introduced in 1966. But sales slumped in ’67, so for 1968 the Toronado got a whole new front end with Harley Earl’s “Hi-Low” bumper surrounding a mesh grille with [...]

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Brass-Era Beauty

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments

MINICHAMPS MULLIN COLLECTION 1902 PANHARD & LEVASSOR TYPE B1 REAR ENTRANCE TONNEAU 1:43 | $99 Brass-era models were not uncommon in1:43 when diecast collecting started in the 1960s, but in recent years they’ve become exceedingly rare. This is Minichamps’ 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 is simply the best of its type I have ever [...]

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Duesy Drags!

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival held, appropriately enough, in Auburn, IN every fall will feature Duesenberg drag-racing! Our friends over at Hemmings are reporting the return of this event — which is equal parts absurd and awesome — after a 5-year hiatus. (Check out their full story HERE.) But before you dismiss the race — designated officially [...]

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High-Caliber Bullitts: GreenLight’s 1:43 Mustang and Charger

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

We just received the press release on GreenLight’s new 1:43 Bullitt duo — the 1968 Mustang GT fastback and the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. Updated tooling, authentic movie decoration and movie-themed packaging are part of the deal, and each comes in an acrylic case. We’ve only seen photos so far, and these are pre-production (they’re [...]

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