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Shark Tale

Shark Tale

The Motormax 1961 Chevrolet Mako Shark by Ron Ruelle If you hear the name “Corvette,” what undersea creature immediately jumps to mind? Stingray, right? That name has been used on and off for over half a century on versions of the American sports car legend. The name first showed up on a 1959 race car, the “XP87 […]
GT40 Diecast Barn-Find

GT40 Diecast Barn-Find

By Ron Ruelle Technically speaking, I found this exotic car at a yard sale (rather than in a barn) a few weeks ago. It’s a 1:18 Jouef Evolution Ford GT40 in Gulf colors. It’s not perfect, but seldom do you stumble onto a pristine real GT40 for sale, either. On this one, the windshield wiper […]

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Mopar Hero Car

Mopar Hero Car

DCX Online Exclusive: AutoWorld Christine 1968 Dodge Charger By: Matt Boyd In the Winter issue of Die Cast X we explored much of the history of and the fascination with the Cult Car Classic Christine in our feature “Wheels of Fury.” In that issue we also reviewed the newest release in Auto World’s Christine 1:18 […]
The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

DCX Online Exclusive: Auto World Christine ’58 Plymouth Fury By: Matt Boyd Make a list of the top ten most recognizable movie cars of all time. What’s on it? A silver Aston Martin? A black Trans Am? A green Mustang? Chances are you didn’t have to go very far down the list to find a […]

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Popular AUTOart E-Type Poised to Return

Popular AUTOart E-Type Poised to Return

Certain AUTOart castings sell out quickly and leave collectors regretting that they missed their chance at these exquisitely crafted replicas. The iconic E-Type is one such model — Aa has done several variations on the venerable XKE — coupes and convertibles, in Series I, II, and III. The earlier short-wheelbase coupes are the most beautiful […]
Porsche’s coolest, fastest, RAREST 928 heads to auction

Porsche’s coolest, fastest, RAREST 928 heads to auction

In 1987 Porsche built five very special versions of its V8-powered grand tourer, the 928. Designated the 928 Club Sport Prototype, they were delivered to Porche’s factory race drivers Jochen Mass, Hans Stuck, Jacky Ickx, Bob Wollek and Derek Bell. The 5.0L engine (out of the S4) had been massaged with higher-lift cams, a reworked […]

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AUTOart 1958 Corvette: Chevy’s Class Act

AUTOart 1958 Corvette: Chevy’s Class Act

By Wayne Moyer GM originally intended the 1958 Corvette to look very much like the ’56 Olds Golden Rocket Motorama car. But problems with a new truck line and demands of the all-new ’58 passenger cars took priority and the ‘Vette was relegated to a facelift and an expanded option list at the last minute.  […]
Online Exclusive: Auto World FoMoCo Luxury Muscle Duo

Online Exclusive: Auto World FoMoCo Luxury Muscle Duo

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator and 1971 Ford Torino GT     Ford had the pony car segment covered with its industry-defining Mustang, but in other muscle car classes it battled for market share. Mercury was positioned as the mid-priced option in the Dearborn stable—more mature and upscale than Ford, but more youthful and energetic than […]

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Model of the Day: Fast and Furious Twofer

Model of the Day: Fast and Furious Twofer

While we were at the NY Toy Fair recently we scoped out a pair of nice Fast and Furious film franchise alum–Dom’s Buick GNX and Brian’s Cosworth Ford Escort RS1600–both from GreenLight’s Artisan series. The GNX is 1:43, the Escort is 1:18. Be sure to check us out on Instagram/diecastx to see more Models of […]
Choose Your Own Adventure: 7 Great New Jeep Concepts

Choose Your Own Adventure: 7 Great New Jeep Concepts

Jeep has really come out swinging for the Easter Jeep Safari event, to be held later this month on the world-class trails in and around Moab, Utah. It has unleashed no fewer than seven concept vehicles to be debuted on this, the 50th anniversary of the event itself, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of […]
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