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Executive Muscle: the Auto World 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Executive Muscle: the Auto World 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Gran Sport Buicks always had something of a dual personality, but with the introduction of the 1970 model that took on a Clark Kent/Superman aspect. It was in that year that GM brass—tired of seeing its sportiest models outgunned by Ford and Chrysler products—finally lifted its corporate ban on engines larger than 400 cubic inches […]
Five New Cars that Need to Be Diecast — NOW!

Five New Cars that Need to Be Diecast — NOW!

In case you hadn’t noticed, we are in the heart of car show season, and while much of the country is mired in frosty winter temperatures, the vehicles premiering at the big shows are red hot! The North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January brought us the explosive return of the Bullitt Mustang, […]

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Diecast Beauty: What Makes a Car Beautiful in Any Scale?

Diecast Beauty: What Makes a Car Beautiful in Any Scale?

The folks over at Jalopnik just posed this question as pertains to full-size cars, but we think the principle holds true in scale as well. So we echo the question: What makes a car beautiful? As the saying goes, its is in the eye of the beholder to a large degree, so of course it […]
Diecast Head to Head: Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427 S/C vs Auto World 1967 Chevy Corvette L88

Diecast Head to Head: Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427 S/C vs Auto World 1967 Chevy Corvette L88

We’ve been playing a little game around the DCX office we’re calling ‘Head-to-Head” featuring pairs of thematically linked diecast models.This installment features a pair of little sports cars with big thumpin’ big-block V8s: the Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427 S/C vs the Auto World ’67 Corvette L88. The rules are simple: There AREN’T any rules! We […]

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Preserved Original Shelby Cobra Auctions for nearly $3 Million!

Preserved Original Shelby Cobra Auctions for nearly $3 Million!

The Shelby Cobra 427 S/C is perhaps the greatest automotive example of the proverb ‘when life gives you lemons — make lemonade.’ Carroll Shelby was widely known for his chili, but it turns out he made a damn fine lemonade too! The S/C is now the rarest, most valuable of the production Shelby Cobras, but […]
Exclusive Review: Auto World 1971 Dodge Charger R/T

Exclusive Review: Auto World 1971 Dodge Charger R/T

Award-Winning Quadruple-Black Mopar Classic   Imagine the drama brewing in the halls of Chrysler HQ as product planners contemplated redesigning the legendary ‘68-70 Dodge Charger. That model with its now iconic Coke-bottle shape was an instant hit, raved over by reviewers and setting and resetting sales records in its first two years. But the Detroit […]

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Kyosho made an RC Dodge Demon!

Kyosho made an RC Dodge Demon!

Looks like the RC guys already have their SRT Dodge Demon model from Kyosho. Its very cool — but when do we get a diecast version?!?!?   From our brothers over at RC Car Action:     From Kyosho: Powered by the fuel-efficient and user-friendly KE25 engine, this popular big scale GT machine based on […]

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Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Batfleck’s Ride Does the Tradition Justice Author: Matt Boyd   Model: Batmobile from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mfr: Hot Wheels Genre: Movie Car Scale: 1:18 Price: $150 est What We Like: Sleeker,Speedier Return to Batform Lots of opening/moving pieces Functional suspension It’s a phenomenon unique to the franchise film: fans dissect each […]
Auto World’s 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Auto World’s 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

A Hemi-Powered Boulevard Bruiser Cruiser By Matt Boyd 1:18 | $90   Although overshadowed by its more famous little brother the Road Runner, the Plymouth GTX actually predates that budget-minded muscle machine by one model year. Plymouth introduced the “GTX” as an option package on 1967 Belvedere hardtops and convertibles, and from the outset it […]
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