Minichamps 1936 Talbot-Lago T26-SS “Grand Prix”

Jan 23, 2015 No Comments

More French Curves 1:43 | $99.95 Minichamps Mullin Collection Talbot-Lago T26-SS (Super Sport) is one of only three of these cars, basically their Grand Prix race car with a widened chassis and two-seat bodywork.  Two were built for the 1936 Le Mans but this one (chassis 90203) wasn’t seen until the 1939 24-Hours.  It re-surfaced [...]

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M2 Machines Detroit-Muscle Series 26

Jan 21, 2015 No Comments

Mini Muscle, Max Detail 1:64 | $6 Contrary to popular assumption, the importance of presentation does not diminish with size. This is a principle that the folks at Castline clearly understand, and take full advantage of with their line of 1:64-scale Detroit-Muscle M2 Machines. Given that each comes with a molded diamond plate base (with [...]

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GreenLight’s Great Gatsby roadster is a Duesy!

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

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 [...]

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Kyosho Aston Martin DB9 and Vanquish

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

Elegant English GTs 1:43 | $98  Aston Martin is having a pretty good year with its stylish main line grand tourer the DB9 being joined by the ultra-performance Vanquish. Kyosho, in signing on to produce both in 1:43 in a host of colors, is poised to enjoy the halo effect of these gorgeous coupes. The [...]

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Conquest/JMModelautos 1941 Plymouth Station Wagon

Jan 19, 2015 No Comments

1:43 | $285 The Special Deluxe series was Plymouth’s top-line offering for 1941 and at the very top was the 4-Door 7/8-Passenger Station Wagon.  Plymouth offered buyers a choice of wood colors for the first time in 1941; all white ash or the traditional white ash framing with mahogany insert panels.  Conquest has made this [...]

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TSM 1977 Monaco GP Tyrrell P34 no.4

Jan 16, 2015 No Comments

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 [...]

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GreenLight Country Roads Series 13

Jan 15, 2015 No Comments

Dig the ’70s theme of GreenLight’s latest Country Roads release — Series 13! The crazy ‘Eagle’-theme paint on the 1972 Chevy C-10 Camper and groovy custom 1976 Dodge Van grab most of the attention, but the ’77 Dodge Royal Monaco two-tone with the maroon simulated vinyl top over Cloud silver really symbolizes the decade for [...]

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Top Marques Collectibles 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments

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 [...]

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Brooklin 1955 Lincoln Capri 4-Door Sedan

Jan 13, 2015 No Comments

Middle-Class Lincoln 1:43 | $138.95 By 1955, the clean body made famous by the “hot rod Lincolns” of Mexican Road Race fame were dated, so the ‘55s got a simplified grille, all-new side trim, and longer rear fenders with new taillights, and a new 225-horsepower, 341cid Y-block V-8.  While everyone else has modeled the top-line [...]

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Matrix Intermeccanica 1965 Mustang Station Wagon

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments

The Mustang That Wasn’t 1:43 | $89.95 When the Mustang was unveiled in April 1964, New York ad agency VP Barney Clark decided that Ford should build a Mustang Wagon with his agency handling the advertising campaign.  To show FoMoCo how easy it would be, he hired Bob Cumberford to draw up a set of [...]

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