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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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Brooklin 1940 Buick Estate

Jul 13, 2014 No Comments

  Buick’s first station wagon, the wood-bodied Model 59 Estate Wagon, was introduced as part of the mid-level “Super” line midway through the 1940 run, and it’s the subject of this really gorgeous white-metal beauty from Brooklin. The first releases have a very rare Brooklin error; the box end says “Special M59” (since corrected) but [...]

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Brooklin 1936 Convertible Coupe

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments

  1936 Buicks introduced hydraulic brakes, higher-horsepower engines with aluminum pistons, all-steel “Turret-top” bodies for the sedans, and more streamlined bodies with “Vee” windshields by Harley Earl.  The previously numbered series got names for the first time, with the entry-level Series 40 now called “Special.”  The Special Convertible (M-46C) Coupe’s rakish lines, wind-up windows, and [...]

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Minichamps 1955 LaSalle II

Jul 09, 2014 No Comments

GM discontinued the LaSalle line after 1940 but Harley Earl revived the name for two 1955 Motorama show cars, a sleek fastback sedan and a more radically styled two-seat roadster.  Neither made it into production, and their fuel-injected DOHC V-6 engines were non-functional. 1958 GM cars would use the sedan’s roofline while the Roadster’s side [...]

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