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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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1934 Voisin C27 Grand Sport Tourer

Dec 20, 2014 No Comments

Minichamps’ latest entry in its “Mullin Automotive Museum Collection” series is this 1:43 1934 Voisin C27 roadster, as bodied by Figoni, and restored á la Mullin. The yellow and black paint are hard to miss, and notes like the tiny hood latches, majestic winged radiator mascot, and the readable gauges in its dash are best [...]

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Brooks Stevens Cord and Timbs Streamliner

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

Automodello Steps Up Big! 1:24 & 1:43 | prices vary We used to think of Automodello as an impressive new brand wellon its way to becoming a player in the premium 1:43 segment. Weno longer need to qualify the statement — they are a player, andnot just in 1:43. They have just released this 1:24 [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite F1-90 Mansell

Dec 12, 2014 No Comments

1989 World Champion Alain Prost moved to Ferrari for the 1990 season, bringing his Champion’s #1 with him, and relegating Nigel Mansell to the position of second driver. When the season started the only noticeable difference in the Ferrari F1-90, or 641, was a taller biplane rear wing replacing the 89’s triplane arrangement. Ferrari introduced [...]

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AUTOart 2012 HINO GT500

Dec 10, 2014 No Comments

  This AUTOart 1:43 HINO GT 500 truck (yes, we said “GT” and “truck” in the same sentence) is patterned after the unit that’s been boinking through the sand in the Dakar Rally, and collecting Class Championships (four in a row, as of this year’s event) for Team Sugawara. No, this isn’t the same rig [...]

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Brooklin 1934 Miller-LaSalle Hearse

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

For 1934, custom body manufacturer Miller introduced an “Art-Carved” Funeral Coach with a curved arch and supporting columns extending the full length of the body. The ornate “carving” was stamped metal, patterned to look like drapery panels. The body was offered on several chassis, but none was more unusual than this one, on a stretched [...]

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Premuim X 1964 Ford Country Squire

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments

As American families moved to the sprawl of the suburbs, a demand was created for a vehicle that could haul a sheet of plywood, carry the family, friends, or most of a Little League team when required, and look good while doing all of the above. The answer was the station wagon, and Ford fielded [...]

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Brooklin 1955 Chrysler Windsor Convertible

Nov 14, 2014 No Comments

The all-new 1955 Chrysler lineup featured Virgil Exner’s “100 Million Dollar Look,” with design cues taken from the Parade Phaeton showcar. The longer, lower look was especially effective on convertibles, and the plated windshield frame and upper doorsills on Brooklin’s very accurate new Windsor Convertible (BRK-183) really enhance that look. Chrysler’s entry-level Windsor base engine [...]

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NEO 1961 Ghia 6.4

Nov 12, 2014 No Comments

An American company, Dual Motors, built 117 Ghia-bodied GT cars based on the Chrysler Firearrow design from 1956 through 1958. But when Ghia designed a new, sleeker body, then dropped in the Chrysler 383 (6.4 liter) V-8 in 1960, the result was badged as the Ghia 6.4L. Dual Motors was the importer. Frank Sinatra bought [...]

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