The next in Minichamps’ Bortz Collection of 1:18 resin GM concept car replicas is set to drop this week — and its already closing in on being sold out! If you must have the 1953 Buick Wildcat I Concept — and you really must — better act fast!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
An 88mph Blast into the Silver Screen Past 1:50 & 1:18 | $20 & $160 Speaking of movie cars … has a film franchise ever done more to renovate a car’s reputation than the Back to the Future trilogy did for the DeLorean DMC-12? In a flash of time-traveling lightning the DeLorean went from a […]
A to Z in Scale Precision 1:18 | $498 Just as we were going to press CMC released this very first photo of the painted prototype of its forthcoming 1:18 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato. What a beauty! We have no specifics on the model, other than it will be designated Item no. M-132, it will […]
With all those post-nominal letters and numbers, it doesn’t take much to figure that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 is a special car, before you even see it. Once you do, it’s apparent that this hairy variant of the retro supercar was made for track antics, with a racing 6-speed transmission mounted to the rear […]
The Nitty Gritty on the Filthy Forty! 1:18 | $149.99 ACME has been teasing us with the archival pic of their forthcoming 40 Willys Gasser for a couple of months, but we got this spy shot of the early prototype just before press time. It’s nowhere near final yet, but we can already see this […]
A Movie Mopar We’ve All Been Waiting For! 1:18 | $89.99 Here’s one you’ll surely recognize: the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the small-time hood and would-be NASCAR hero title character in 1974’s Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Together with tagalong hitchhiker Mary and ace mechanic Deke who keeps the Mopar running fast enough to […]
Japan’s First Supercar 1:18 | $163.90 Toyota’s sleek 2000GT exploded onto the automotive scene on 1967, and virtually single-handedly redefined the image of the Japanese performance car. Built in a joint venture with Yamaha, the 2000GT was as capable as it was beautiful — a potent inline-6 engine, mounted back in the long nose, short […]
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