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1:64 American Classics Sneak Peek: M2 Auto-Thentics Series 31

Feb 03, 2015 No Comments

M2 Machines released this preview sheet of their forthcoming  31st release in the Auto-Thentics series of 1:64 American classics. Included in Series 31  are two color combos each of a 1957 DeSoto Fireflite, a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, and a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air. Here are pics of the prototypes: The DeSoto comes in Gloss [...]

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Ixo 1960 Facel Vega Excellence

Jan 24, 2015 No Comments

Excellent Excellence 1:43 | $44.95 When the subject of sleek, low-slung European GT cars with American engines comes up, most of us think of the many Italian-American hybrids, or the English Cad-Allards and later, Cobras. But surprisingly, the first to be offered in both Europe and the U.S. was the 1954 Vega, built by the [...]

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Minichamps 1936 Talbot-Lago T26-SS “Grand Prix”

Jan 23, 2015 No Comments

More French Curves 1:43 | $99.95 Minichamps Mullin Collection Talbot-Lago T26-SS (Super Sport) is one of only three of these cars, basically their Grand Prix race car with a widened chassis and two-seat bodywork.  Two were built for the 1936 Le Mans but this one (chassis 90203) wasn’t seen until the 1939 24-Hours.  It re-surfaced [...]

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M2 Machines Detroit-Muscle Series 26

Jan 21, 2015 No Comments

Mini Muscle, Max Detail 1:64 | $6 Contrary to popular assumption, the importance of presentation does not diminish with size. This is a principle that the folks at Castline clearly understand, and take full advantage of with their line of 1:64-scale Detroit-Muscle M2 Machines. Given that each comes with a molded diamond plate base (with [...]

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GreenLight’s Great Gatsby roadster is a Duesy!

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

GreenLight? Yep. The company best known for its muscle cars has come out with a 1:18 Duesenberg II SJ from the 2013 release of The Great Gatsby. It too was plenty muscular–the ‘S’ in SJ denoted the presence of a supercharger, taking the 6.9L straight-8 engine output up to 320 horses–good for nearly 140mph! That’s [...]

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Kyosho Aston Martin DB9 and Vanquish

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

Elegant English GTs 1:43 | $98  Aston Martin is having a pretty good year with its stylish main line grand tourer the DB9 being joined by the ultra-performance Vanquish. Kyosho, in signing on to produce both in 1:43 in a host of colors, is poised to enjoy the halo effect of these gorgeous coupes. The [...]

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Conquest/JMModelautos 1941 Plymouth Station Wagon

Jan 19, 2015 No Comments

1:43 | $285 The Special Deluxe series was Plymouth’s top-line offering for 1941 and at the very top was the 4-Door 7/8-Passenger Station Wagon.  Plymouth offered buyers a choice of wood colors for the first time in 1941; all white ash or the traditional white ash framing with mahogany insert panels.  Conquest has made this [...]

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TSM 1977 Monaco GP Tyrrell P34 no.4

Jan 16, 2015 No Comments

Singular Six-wheeler 1:18 | $210 One look at the legendary Tyrrell 6-wheeled P34 and you know that it’s one of the most groundbreaking and distinctive race cars in Formula 1 history. Ken Tyrrell was a fearless innovator and engineer, and the idea of using four small wheels in front in place of the conventional large [...]

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GreenLight Country Roads Series 13

Jan 15, 2015 No Comments

Dig the ’70s theme of GreenLight’s latest Country Roads release — Series 13! The crazy ‘Eagle’-theme paint on the 1972 Chevy C-10 Camper and groovy custom 1976 Dodge Van grab most of the attention, but the ’77 Dodge Royal Monaco two-tone with the maroon simulated vinyl top over Cloud silver really symbolizes the decade for [...]

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Top Marques Collectibles 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments

Awesome Alfa 1:18 scale | $220 The last Alfa Romeos sold in this country were small but sporty sedans whose focus was definitely utilitarian.  After a two-decade absence, Alfa has returned, this time with a two-seat sports car powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged double-overhead cam four cylinder engine.  Its composite body is wrapped around a [...]

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