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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 […]
The Beatnik Bandit: Big Daddy’s Oldsmobile

The Beatnik Bandit: Big Daddy’s Oldsmobile

When Hot Wheels released their first 16 cars in 1968, it was clear that most of them were based on customized versions of recognizable street cars, but one of the most popular was a modified 1950 Oldsmobile. In 1961, customizer/cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth took an Olds frame, shortened it a bit, and added some […]

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: AUTOart 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: AUTOart 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

In the new issue of Die Cast X—on sale later this week and available now digitally HERE—we review a model of Mercedes most magnificent limousine, the legendary 600 Pullman. But that vehicle ended its 18-year production run twice that many years ago. In more recent times, Mercedes’ parent company Daimler put forth another of its […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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The Mini Mini vs the not-so-Mini

The Mini Mini vs the not-so-Mini

By Ron Ruelle When BMW took over the Mini brand of automobiles, enthusiasts held their breath waiting to see what sort of shepherd they would be for the iconic marque. The good news is they kept the factory in Oxford, and they designed a car that echoed the proportions along with some of the quirky […]
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.  […]
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