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Aging Bull

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments

PREMIUMX 1989“25th Anniversary”Countach 1:43 | $60 No, 1989 wasn’t the 25th anniversary of the Countach—it was Lam- borghini’s, and a virtually all-new Countach body was created to celebrate the event. While the 25th Anniversary car had a new front bumper, side skirts, wider rear fenders, and an integral rear bumper, the most obvious change was [...]

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Lovely Aston

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments

SPARK 1959 Mk. III DB2/4 1:43 | $60 The clean lines of the Aston Martin DB2 made the Jaguar XK-150 look positively pudgy whenever they shared the road. The DB2 was introduced in 1950, with the “stretched” DB2/4, featuring two child- size “occasional” rear seats, appearing in ’53. By 1958, the DB2/4 (or DB2-4, both [...]

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Talbot To Go

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments

SPARK 1937 T150SS Teardrop Coupe 1:43 | $65 If Spark’s “Teardrop” Talbot-Lago doesn’t reach out and grab you on some level, you’re just not a car guy/gal. Only 12 of the low-slung Talbot-Lago T150SS chassis were fitted with this body, à la Figoni et Falaschi; every curve of this incredible design flows cleanly into another—so [...]

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Neo 1959 Dodge Custom Royal coupe “California Police”

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

  NEO is one of the companies that helped jump-start 1:43 in America, and it’s models like this outrageous-looking Dodge Custom Royal coupe that have garnered them a big chunk of the market. It’s a great-looking thing, with a nearly perfect casting that’s been decorated with all kinds of chrome and applied trim — some [...]

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Dodge Delight

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

AMERICAN EXCELLENCE 1959 Royal Lancer 1:43 | $90 g Virgil Exner’s finny 1957-1959 “Forward Look” Mopar designs were instantly recognizable from any angle, and though restrained in comparison to contemporary Caddys, Dodge’s take on Exner’s visionary styling for 1959 sported traffic-stopping tailfins and headlight trim. American Excel- lence has just released this gorgeous resincast model [...]

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Veni, Vidi… Veloce

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

MINICHAMPS’ 2009 Lamborghini LP670-4SV 1:43 | $60 Take the latest all-wheel-drive Murcielago, add a big wing and some aero tweaks, pump the V-12 en- gine up to 670 Italian-born stallions, and you’ve got a 200-plus mph hot rod Lambo capable of reach- ing 60mph in just 2.8 seconds. That’s what Italians call “Super Veloce”. Minichamps’ [...]

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Vanquish — Kyosho’s superior (ad)Vantage

Aug 08, 2014 No Comments

Aston Martin looks to vanquish all competitors in the premium luxury grand touring segment with the 2015 Vanquish. Aston revives the ‘Vanquish’ name for its new flagship model, and with 568hp from its 6.0L V12 yielding a top speed of 201mph, it is by far the most potent street car Aston has ever built. Its [...]

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Double-Duty Duesenberg

Aug 07, 2014 No Comments

TIN WIZARD’S 1935 “Mormon Meteor” 1:43 | $290 David Abner “Ab” Jenkins had set many speed records at Bonneville in 1933 and ’34 with a Pierce Arrow,when Duesenberg offered to build him a new “record” car for 1935. With Augie Duesenberg’s help, theDuesenberg Special (never given a factory number) was built and fitted with a [...]

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Audi You Do

Aug 06, 2014 No Comments

KYOSHO’S 2011 Audi A8 1:43 | $45 Audi displayed its fourth-generation (Type D4) all-wheel-drive A8 Sedan in late 2009, but it didn’t get marketed here until November of 2010, as a 2011 model. Audi also frequently markets 1/43 scale promotional models built by select manufacturers; Kyosho first released this image of the mighty Teu- ton [...]

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Bottoms Up

Aug 02, 2014 No Comments

LABATT’S 1952 Ford F1 Van 1:43 | $170 In a very rare move, Brooklin has released limited numbers (40 each in red and gold) of “Code 2” authorized conversions, done by someone outside the factory, of their 1952 Ford F1 8-Door Panel Van. These models have new paint and carefully applied “Labatt’s” decal logos and [...]

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