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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 […]
Diecast Saab Story: The Anson Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet

Diecast Saab Story: The Anson Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet

by Ron Ruelle Prior to its demise as a car company a few years ago, Saab filled a strange position in the U.S. car market. The Swedish company’s styling and engineering were quirky and heavily influenced by the parent company Saab-Scania’s aerospace roots, but it was not so strange as to scare off mainstream auto […]

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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, […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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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Diecast review: LS Model Triumph TR6

Diecast review: LS Model Triumph TR6

The stocky little Triumph TR6 was the final iteration of the classic TR series before Triumph retooled with the wedge-shaped (and problem-plagued) TR7. For many, the TR6 represents the peak of the brand’s popularity and performance—the 2.5L inline-6 offering excellent performance and the squared-off contours looking tough and yet refined. The low stance on large […]
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