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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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TSM Models 1937 Cadillac V16

Aug 01, 2014 No Comments

  Wealthy Swiss playboy Philippe Barraud’s friends drove custom-bodied Bugattis, Delahayes, and other exotics; he wanted something just as sexy but much more imposing. He discovered a massive 154-inch wheelbase V-16 at a Lauserne Cadillac dealership, ordered a bare chassis, and had a local coachbuilder, Hartmann, design and build a two-seat cabriolet to his specifications [...]

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Fiat Finale!

Aug 01, 2014 No Comments

July is officially over, and thus we congratulate the final winner of Die Cast X’s July Weekly Wednesday Model Giveaway. Ron Shemanski of Union, New Jersey–we hope you enjoy your Norev Fiat Dino Coupe as much as we enjoyed giving it to you–and giving prizes to all four of our winners this month! To everyone who [...]

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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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