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Minichamps Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Jan 07, 2015 No Comments

With all those post-nominal letters and numbers, it doesn’t take much to figure that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 is a special car, before you even see it. Once you do, it’s apparent that this hairy variant of the retro supercar was made for track antics, with a racing 6-speed transmission mounted to the rear [...]

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ACME Diecast S&S Filthy Forty Gasser

Jan 07, 2015 No Comments

The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty!  1:18 | $149.99 ACME has been teasing us with the archival pic of their forthcoming 40 Ford Gasser for a couple of months, but we got this spy shot of the early prototype just before press time. It’s nowhere near final yet, but we can already see this [...]

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Spark 1968 Oldsmobile

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

Terrific Toronado 1:43 | $75 Oldsmobile’s Toronado, the first American front-wheel-drive car since the 1937 Cord, was everybody’s “Car of the Year” when it was introduced in 1966.  But sales slumped in ’67, so for 1968 the Toronado got a whole new front end with Harley Earl’s “Hi-Low” bumper surrounding a mesh grille with hidden [...]

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Premium X 1950 Nash Ambassador

Jan 05, 2015 No Comments

Nash’s Airflytes were the most aerodynamic American cars when they were introduced in 1949, and boasted some of the first fully unitized bodies. All that technology was lost on the teenagers of the day, however; the car’s seats folded flat to make a large, comfortable bed. Do the math. Here’s more math: Premium X’s  take [...]

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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 Rear Entrance Tonneau

Jan 05, 2015 No Comments

Brass-Era Beauty 1:43 | $99 Brass-era models were not uncommon in 1:43 when diecast collecting started in the 1960s, but in recent years they’ve become exceedingly rare.  This Minichamps’ 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 is simply the best of its type I have ever seen.  Its resin body has crisp louvers, deeply cushioned seats, [...]

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AutoWorld Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Jan 04, 2015 No Comments

A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For! 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough to [...]

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AUTOart Toyota 2000GT

Jan 03, 2015 No Comments

Japan’s First Supercar 1:18 | $163.90  Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short [...]

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AUTOart Two-Stage Coilover Pen & Flashlight

Jan 03, 2015 No Comments

Fans of go-fast hardware will like this pen and flashlight set. Resembling a racing coil-over shock with two-stage springs and a reservoir, this 4 1/2-inch beauty is the picture of precision, with a titanium gray or gold anodized housing, and red and black powder-coated springs. To use it, just unscrew the spring portion, reverse it, [...]

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AutoWorld Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Jan 02, 2015 No Comments

A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For! 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough to [...]

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AUTOart Toyota 2000GT

Jan 01, 2015 No Comments

Japan’s First Supercar 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short [...]

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