Sunstar 1960 Plymouth Fury Hardtop

Oct 11, 2014 No Comments

A while back — Summer, 2012, to be precise — we got a late pre-production sample of Sunstar’s then-new 1960 Plymouth Fury convertible, and there was much rejoicing among the masses (okay, there were only a couple of us here, but we were really happy to see it). The reasons for the bliss were simple: [...]

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Automodello 1938 Packard Twelves

Oct 05, 2014 No Comments

Automodello makes impeccable models of well chosen subjects — like this pair of Packard Victorias. In 1938, Packard only made a handful of the gargantuan Model 1608 drop-tops, powered by a 473 CID / 175 horsepower V12 engine so refined that a nickel could be balanced on the motor’s intake while it was running. “Convertible [...]

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Auto World “True 1:64” Mustang and Camaro

Oct 03, 2014 No Comments

Auto World keeps re-inventing themselves in the smaller scale. First, it was the “True L.E.” series, with its promise of the model’s tooling being destroyed after each production run. Now, it’s this neat “True 1:64” series of painstakingly scaled miniatures of classic muscle cars. To which we say, “wow.” These little beasts are extremely nice, [...]

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M2 Machines “Moon Pie” Haulers

Oct 01, 2014 No Comments

Southern folks love moon pies. Mobile, AL, is so enamored of the chocolate-covered graham cracker and marshmallow confection that they hoist a 12-foot-wide replica of one to celebrate the new year. You’d understand if you tasted one. We were laughing out loud over this trio of classic trucks — a ’56 Ford COE, a ’58 [...]

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Got You Covered

Oct 01, 2014 No Comments

Tom Norpell’s scale-realistic car cover There’s something intriguing about a covered car … a magnetic pull that draws our eyes reflexively closer. And if we happen to catch sight of a fender, or a glimpse of chrome peeking out from beneath a folded-back shroud, our motor- driven minds can’t help but run off and start imagining [...]

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Minichamps 1934 “Edsel Ford” Model 40 Speedster

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments

This sweet speedster represents the second finished piece from Minichamps’ “Dream Cars” lineup, and we’re thinking that established collectors who love serious studies of offbeat machinery will jump in with both feet. Edsel Ford obviously had flair — and he also had the incomparable Bob Gregorie on staff, who designed the car not once, but [...]

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Beautiful Bug

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments

SPARK 1939 Bugatti Galibier 1:43 | $67 The 4-door Galibier (ga-lib-YAY) sedan, named for a French mountain range, was the most prosaic of the five Jean Bugatti-designed bodies fitted to the Type 57 chassis, so there are very few Galibier models available – and absolutely none to match this superb new resincast model from Spark. [...]

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1/3-Scale James Bond Aston DB5 – Gold-plated Goldfinger Star

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments

Christie’s Auction House recently sold what is almost certainly the most elaborate, most expensive and most desirable scale replica of an Aston Martin ever made. This 1-of-a-kind 1/3-scale model was patterned after James Bond’s iconic DB5 that made its first appearance in Goldfinger, and returned for five more Bond films over the course of the [...]

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Bruiser

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments

M2 MACHINES Mopar 75 Years 1971 Barracuda 1:24 | $25 Black and blue set the theme for this 1:24 special edition from M2 machines, commemorat- ing 75 years of Mopar. The ’71 Hemi ‘Cuda has opening doors, hood, and trunk, and steerable “steelie” wheels with – you guessed it – blue streak tires. Open the [...]

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Candy Stripes

Sep 28, 2014 No Comments

M2 MACHINES Auto Dreams “Tom Kelly” Ford F-100 1:64 | $5.99 Tom Kelly started striping and airbrushing cars under the tutelage of his grandfather, as one of the “Crazy Painters,” along with another “Big Daddy” – Ed Roth. They’d travel to car lots and custom shops, where Tom would lay on stripes, scallops, flames, and [...]

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