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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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Matrix Models 1953 Chrysler Ghia

Jul 19, 2014 No Comments

  Chrysler President C.B. Thomas hired Virgil Exner to re-make Chrysler’s image in the early ‘fifties, and “Ex” responded with a series of fully functional Ghia-built show cars that still look great today. The 1951 K-310 and 1952 C-200 were followed by a “Chrysler Special” (the official name) that was so gorgeous that Thomas had [...]

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Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Italia GT2

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments

  Two years after introducing the 458 Italia in 2009, Ferrari displayed the GT2 version, intended for the ACO’s Le Mans GT Championship series. After finishing second in class at Le Mans in 2011, 458 GT2s placed third at Sebring and won the Petit Le Mans event enroute to taking the 2011 LM GT Championship. [...]

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Hear hear! Here is our Wednesday Winner!

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments

As Thursday follows Wednesday, so follows our Thursday announcement of the winner of our Weekly Wednesday Model Giveaway. This week it is Pierre Boutin of Boisbriand, Quebec. A big congratulations to him for snagging the Minichamps Mercury Marauder! Two winners so far, but we still have two yet to go, and you could be one [...]

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Don’t Wait!! Just One Day Left to Enter…

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

Its Tuesday, and that means there is just one day left to get your name in for the second installment of Die Cast X’s July Weekly Wednesday Giveaway. Enter now or forever hold your peace (well, at least until next week’s drawing!) 1. Click HERE 2. Like us 3. Tell us where to send your [...]

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TSM Models 1932 Cadillac V16

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

  Aisin-Gioro Puyi became Emperor of China at the age of two in 1908, was forced to abdicate in 1912, and then was established as the puppet Emperor of Manchuko by the Japanese in 1934. TSM’s beautifully made model of Puyi’s gold-trimmed limo is a bit confusing; it’s listed as a 1932 Cadillac “Tudor,”  but [...]

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