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SRX Appeal

Jul 31, 2014 No Comments

Luxury Collectibles 2011 Cadillac SRX 1:43 | $75 Among upper-crust CUVs, few have the sheer presence of the Cadillac SRX. It’s got Caddy DNA in its spade- shaped face and finny tail lamps, and its V6 power and humbler proportions call to those who want Caddy luxury in a smaller size. Fittingly enough, it’s Luxury—as [...]

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Premium X 1961 Chevrolet C30

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

There aren’t many 1:43 scale trucks, so this good-looking model from PremiumX is very welcome, even though it does present a couple of mysteries. Chevrolet completely re-designed the light-duty truck line in 1960 to provide more interior space, a better ride, and better weight distribution. PremiumX’s 1961 model has triple roof lights, fender-mounted blinkers, and [...]

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High Sierra

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART 1987 “Texaco” Sierra Cosworth RS500 1:43 | $50 Ford created the Sierra Cosworth RS500 for one purpose: winning the Group A World Touring Car Championship. To accom- plish that, they built a production turbo-charged twin-cam Sierra-Cosworth for homologation, then added the RS500’s unique double-decker rear spoiler, front brake scoops, racing suspension, and a few [...]

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American Imperial

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments

American Excellence 1957 Imperial Crown 1:43 | $90 Chrysler’s top-line Imperial, with Virgil Exner’s all-new “Forward Look” body and equally new torsion-bar chassis, became a separate line for 1957. It consisted of the base Imperial, Imperial Crown and Imperial LeBaron, with 2 and 4-door sedans and a convertible. The Crown Imperial limo was a totally [...]

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Rich Boy’s Toy

Jul 27, 2014 No Comments

SPARK Reventlow Scarabs 1:43 | $60 One day, Lance Reventlow, the young son of the world’s richest woman, decided to go sports car racing. Not content to pilot the European racers of the day, he assembled SoCal’s finest post-war hot rodders and built his own front-engined sports cars, nam- ing them Scarabs, after the sacred [...]

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Stung

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

BROOKLIN’S Hudson Hornet 4-Door 1:43 | $125 Hudson extensively re-designed its “stepdown” body for 1954, giving it a modern rectangular look. It wasn’t enough to save the company, though, and the ’54 models are considered to be the last “real” Hudsons. Brooklin’s fine ‘54 Hornet convertible (BRK-140) is several years old, so this handsome fastback [...]

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Fives and Nines

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

VITESSE 1955 and 1959 Chevrolets 1:43 | $30 There aren’t too many things more American than a vintage ‘50s Chevy, and the reds, whites, and blues get even deeper if the car in question is a ragtop. Vitesse – a Portuguese company now being directed by Sun Star – offers up these 1955 and 1959 [...]

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Weekly Wednesday Winner

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Its Thursday, which means we’ve selected a winner of our Die Cast X Weekly Wednesday Giveaway! Mr. Keith Kumpf of Missouri City, TX — come on down! You’ve been selected to receive this week’s prize car: the 1:43 AUTOart Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG. Congratulations! And all the rest of you who aren’t Keith, don’t forget to [...]

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Brooklin 1960 Pontiac Catalina

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

Although Pontiac’s widely advertised “Wide Track Ride” and flat-roof Vista four-door sedan styling were introduced in 1959, both were continued on the heavily face-lifted 1960 models.  Brooklin has used their chrome-plated birdcage window frame/roof support to model the Vista roofline in their new 1960 Pontiac Catalina four door sedan perfectly.  Although the body is a [...]

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Brooklin 1954 Henney-Packard Hearse

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

  Henney Motor Company went out of business in January 1955, ending the service vehicle manufacturer’s long association with Packard. Only 205 1954 Henney-Packard ambulances, hearses, and flower cars were built in 1954 on Packard’s long-wheelbase 5413 chassis kit.  Brooklin’s Community Services Vehicles (CSV-17) is this well-done model of the rare “Nu-3-Way” Landaulet body that [...]

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