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Minichamps Mullin Collection 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 Rear Entrance Tonneau

Minichamps Mullin Collection 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 Rear Entrance Tonneau

Brass-Era Beauty

1:43 | $99

Brass-era models were not uncommon in 1:43 when diecast collecting started in the 1960s, but in recent years they’ve become exceedingly rare.  This Minichamps’ 1902 Panhard & Levassor Type B1 is simply the best of its type I have ever seen.  Its resin body has crisp louvers, deeply cushioned seats, and excellent lower engine detail, while the photo-etched fenders had to have been stamped to get their correct bent and twisted shape. The paint is excellent, and every piece of trim, including the separate handle for the rear-entry door and the latches for the wicker baskets, is brightly plated in brass.  Artillery-spoke wheels, brass-plated controls, and the delicate chain-drive mechanisms are all right to scale, and there’s even wood plank detail on the underside of that tall top.  This one’s a beauty! —Wayne Moyer

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Updated: December 19, 2014 — 11:31 AM

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