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Diecast Review: Welly Peugeot 403 [Rear View]

Diecast Review: Welly Peugeot 403 [Rear View]

Proletariat Pug by Ron Ruelle The mid-Twentieth Century was a golden age for European car design—full of lithe, sporty cars that exuded performance and class. In 1955, French manufacturer Peugeot debuted a saloon styled by famed Italian design studio Pininfarina, but its image was quite different. The Peugeot 403 was a pretty basic car. Its […]
Diecast Review: Auto World 1968 Oldsmobile 442

Diecast Review: Auto World 1968 Oldsmobile 442

By Matt Boyd Long before alphanumeric model names became the norm in the luxury sports segment, Oldsmobile was ahead of the curve. And while Oldsmobile’s image slid into obsolescence in recent decades (unfortunately leading to the division’s demise in 2004), in the 1950s and ’60s, Olds was seen as a sophisticated performance machine. The heyday […]

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Anson 1963 Ford Thunderbird Roadster

Anson 1963 Ford Thunderbird Roadster

TWO-SEATER T-BIRD MAGIC RECAPTURED – TEMPORARILY by Ron Ruelle When Ford introduced the first Thunderbird in 1955, the car was an obvious response to the Chevrolet Corvette: A sporty looking two-place convertible–not a performance monster but a boulevard cruiser. While the Vette would undergo multiple redesigns as a two-seater (with increasing abilities), Ford made a […]
Cougar vs Torino: Classic Ford Muscle from Auto World

Cougar vs Torino: Classic Ford Muscle from Auto World

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator and 1971 Ford Torino GT     Ford had the pony car segment covered with its industry-defining Mustang, but in other muscle car classes it battled for market share. Mercury was positioned as the mid-priced option in the Dearborn stable—more mature and upscale than Ford, but more youthful and energetic than […]

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AUTOart Jaguar E-Type 3.8L Series 1

AUTOart Jaguar E-Type 3.8L Series 1

Throughout the 1950s, Jaguar sat atop the sports car world. The Coventry-based sports-car specialist had redefined the genre with its XK120, and the competition (C-Type) version of it delivered Jaguar its first Le Mans victory in 1951—the first of five wins over the next seven years—capped by three in a row (from ’55 to ’57) […]
Maisto Audi R8 LMP 1:18 Diecast Collectible [Rear View]

Maisto Audi R8 LMP 1:18 Diecast Collectible [Rear View]

The First R8 was a First Rate Race Car   The Audi R8 is one of those exotic cars that you swear you could actually own someday. In a world of Ferraris and McLarens that crack the half-million dollar mark, a new R8 is a relative bargain, and it comes with a racing pedigree that […]

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Best New Diecast from Nuremberg and New York Toy Fair

Best New Diecast from Nuremberg and New York Toy Fair

As many of you know, it’s car show season. It was kicked off for full-size cars in Detroit in late January, followed by Chicago in February. The biggest European show—Geneva—happening right now, and New York is in a couple weeks. But it’s just as big a show season for diecast, with the Nuremburg Toy Fair […]

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Auto World 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Auto World 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

The Executive Muscle Car Gran Sport Buicks always had something of a dual personality, but with the introduction of the 1970 model that took on a Clark Kent/Superman aspect. It was in that year that GM brass—tired of seeing its sportiest models outgunned by Ford and Chrysler products—finally lifted its corporate ban on engines larger […]
Anson Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet

Anson Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet

Diecast Saab Story by Ron Ruelle Prior to its demise as a car company a few years ago, Saab filled a strange position in the U.S. car market. The Swedish company’s styling and engineering were quirky and heavily influenced by the parent company Saab-Scania’s aerospace roots, but it was not so strange as to scare […]
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