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S2, Brute? Minichamps 1:43 Bentley S2 Cabriolet

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

 Minichamps Bentley S2 Cabriolet  1:43 | $72.00  Bentley made a big change in October 1959, when it added a new 6.2 Liter V8 as its main power source. The OHV motor offered better performance, for sure – but adding the aluminum engine to the mix also did much to improve the car’s somewhat cranky accessories, [...]

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Camel Car: OTTO Model’s Citroen Saharas

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

OTTO Model Citroën Sahara   1:18 | $115.00 Pragmatism is a fine art in the automotive world, and the simplest solution to a given problem is usually the one that works best. That was certainly the case when Citroën decided to build a four-wheel-drive version of their rugged, if poky, 2CV (Deux Chevaux) sedan. Designs that [...]

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A Place in the Sun: Auto World’s 1:18 1956 Ford Sunliner

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Auto World 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible  1:18 | $79.99   Old Ertl molds never die – they just get re-appreciated. Auto World is once again making hay while the sun is shining with a classic tool from the zenith of 1:18, and they’re making the most of this 1956 Ford Sunliner’s good bones by adding [...]

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BACK ON TRACK: Auto World’s 1:18 1967 Shelby GT500

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Auto World 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500  1:18 | $79.99  Shelby’s GT500 Mustang was a new kind of extreme muscle car. Not only did the pony’s performance rival that of some of the world’s premiere exotics – it topped most of those hard-riding, sweat-inducing pain chambers with its high level of creature comforts, a fact celebrated [...]

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SHIELDS!: Hot Wheels Elite 1:43 1989 Batmobile

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Hot Wheels Elite 1989 Batmobile  1:43 | $65.99   What’s long, low, black, and powered by a jet engine? No, not the SR-71 Blackbird – but you’d deserve partial credit for thinking so. It’s the Batmobile created for the 1989 movie Batman and the follow-up Batman Returns. Yes, in reality, the car was powered by [...]

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Green Machine: Minichamps 1:43 “Mullin Collection” Bugatti Type 57C Van Vooren

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Minichamps Mullin Collection Bugatti Type 57C  1:43 | $95.00 At least one 1/43 scale model or kit of every Bugatti Type is available, and all the Atlantics, most Atalantes, and all 11 of the bodies carried at one time or another on the six Type 41 Royale chassis can be found. But this beautiful addition to [...]

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Top Liner: Brooklin’s 1:43 1955 Packard Four Hundred

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Brooklin 1955 Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop 1:43 | $135.00  While Packard’s 1955 bodies looked new, they were in fact structurally the same as their predecessors, wearing a major external face-lift that created a longer, lower, slab-sided look amplified by horizontal trim and tri-tone color schemes. What was new was Packard’s first V-8 engine and torsion-bar [...]

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Stake Out: GreenLight’s 1:18 “Twilight” Ford Crown Vic

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments

Greenlight “Twilight” Ford Crown Victoria Police Car 1:18 | $50.00 Okay, look – we haven’t seen any of the Twilight movies, and we wouldn’t know a single character from those fang-fests f they were standing next to us picking their teeth. But GreenLight Collectibles is keeping fans of the vampire classics happy.  This latest – [...]

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NEW MODEL MAKER! ESVAL Models Appears On The Scene

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments

If you’ve never heard of model maker “ESVAL”, welcome to the club. But don’t be too hard on yourself. The company is a brand-new player in the burgeoning 1:43 market, and this group of factory photos – dusty though they may be – show a lot of promise from this spanking-new line of resincasts. The [...]

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BONUS PHOTOS! Auto World’s “Legends” 1:18 “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress”!

Feb 04, 2013 No Comments

Yeah, we know… those little single photos we run in our print edition’s “Showroom” section can be frustrating. We hear you. That’s why we’re making this effort to round out the print edition’s image limits by posting these galleries of additional snaps for you to enjoy. This set is of Auto World’s outstanding 1:18 Shirley [...]

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