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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Ixo 1960 Facel Vega Excellence

Jan 24, 2015 No Comments

Excellent Excellence 1:43 | $44.95 When the subject of sleek, low-slung European GT cars with American engines comes up, most of us think of the many Italian-American hybrids, or the English Cad-Allards and later, Cobras. But surprisingly, the first to be offered in both Europe and the U.S. was the 1954 Vega, built by the [...]

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Minichamps 1936 Talbot-Lago T26-SS “Grand Prix”

Jan 23, 2015 No Comments

More French Curves 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 24-Hours.  It re-surfaced [...]

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Kyosho Aston Martin DB9 and Vanquish

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

Elegant English GTs 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 gorgeous coupes. The [...]

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Conquest/JMModelautos 1941 Plymouth Station Wagon

Jan 19, 2015 No Comments

1:43 | $285 The Special Deluxe series was Plymouth’s top-line offering for 1941 and at the very top was the 4-Door 7/8-Passenger Station Wagon.  Plymouth offered buyers a choice of wood colors for the first time in 1941; all white ash or the traditional white ash framing with mahogany insert panels.  Conquest has made this [...]

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Brooklin 1955 Lincoln Capri 4-Door Sedan

Jan 13, 2015 No Comments

Middle-Class Lincoln 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 has modeled the top-line [...]

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Matrix Intermeccanica 1965 Mustang Station Wagon

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments

The Mustang That Wasn’t 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 set of [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1939 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet

Jan 10, 2015 No Comments

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 second was built so quickly for the [...]

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