Italian-American Excellence

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

AUTOMODELLO 1969 Intermeccanica Italia 1:43 | $94.95 Shortly after Italian coachbuilder Intermeccanica signed a contract with Griffith Motors to build second-generation Griffith 600 bodies in large quantities, Griffith went bankrupt. With tooling already built, materials on hand, and arrangements in place for Mustang engines and trans- missions, Intermeccanica made the most of the situation by [...]

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Wagon Ho!

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

American Excellence 1974 Buick Estate Wagon 1:43 | $86.95 Buick’s last full-size station wagon, the 1971-1976 Estate Wagon, was something of a mixed breed. Officially part of the LeSabre line, it was built on the longer (127”) Electra chassis with the LeSabre nose and its own unique body. From 1971-1974, Estate Wagons had the four rectan- [...]

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Focus on the Classics

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

Brooklin’s Buick Collection 1:43 | $95-$125 Each Above: Representative models from each year of the Buick Collection. Front (left to right): 1939 M61 Touring Sedan (007), 1938 M-46S Sports Coupe (021) 1937 M- 46C Convertible Coupe (009), and 1936 M48 Victoria Coupe (018). Rear (left to right): 1935 M-96S (001) and 1934 M-96S (002). If [...]

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Eaglemoss Star Trek Starships: Where No Diecast Has Gone Before

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments
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IXO 2010 Jaguar XKR-S

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

After introducing the sleek XK Coupe in 2005, Jaguar upped the ante with the supercharged 420-horsepowwer XKR in 2008. That was followed a year later by the 540-horsepower XKR-S, with a revised nose incorporating vertical fins, carbon-fiber front splitter and rear diffuser, and a carbon-fiber rear wing. The  “S” wasn’t available in the U.S. until [...]

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Savage Beast

Sep 21, 2014 No Comments

SWEDE SAVAGE’S Gurney Eagle/ Offenhauser by Replicarz 1:18 | $159.99 David Earl “Swede” Savage took the racing world by storm. A natural athlete, he’d first gained recognition racing motorcycles, then found himself under the wing of Dan Gurney. On his sec- ond trip to the Indy 500 in 1973, he teamed with Indy veteran Gordon [...]

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PremiumX 1980 Cadillac

Sep 20, 2014 No Comments

Cadillac advertised the bustle-backed 1980 Seville as “Quite possibly the most distinctive car in the world,” a description hard to dispute. But the bustle-back trunk and down-turned side spear also made it look as if the body had broken at the rear axle, and sales dropped by almost 30%. Regardless, PremiumX has done a fine [...]

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Michelin, Man

Sep 20, 2014 No Comments

OTTO MOBILE Citroen SM Proto “Michelin” 1:18 | $60 OTTO Mobile’s wedgy and muscular Citroen SM Prototype “Michelin” is a great image of a very edgy car – exactly the kind of subject that OTTO does best. This big, resincast (sealed) unit replicates a rolling test bed built circa 1973. With a 340-horsepower 24V V6 [...]

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A Bug’s Life

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments

Greenlight Collectibles “Volkshaus VW Repair Shop” set 1:64 | $16.99 Ah, the humble VW. It’s common knowledge that you can’t kill ‘em – but they sure can get funky looking after a while. When the time comes for a re-do, the thousands of Volkswagen resto shops that dot the American landscape can revive even the [...]

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Little Henry

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments

LE MANS MINIATURES “Henri Pescarolo” figurine 1:18 | $29.95 Spark’s Le Mans Miniatures lineup recently expanded to include some neat little historical figurines, with a focus on famous drivers. This latest one is a hoot: it’s Henri Pescarolo, circa 1968, toting a very large bottle of Moët & Chandon after his ride for Equipe Matra [...]

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