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Fine-Feline

Spark 1968 Series II Jaguar E-Type Coupe 1:43 | $75 Jaguar had a winner when they introduced the E-Type Coupeand Convertible (known on this side of the ocean as the XKE),in 1961. Even Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car evermade.” Jaguar made mechanical improvements on a running basis, but wisely left the shape […]
Cleaned-up Corvette

Cleaned-up Corvette

Spark 1960 ‘Vette with Hardtop 1:43 | $75 An all-new body and the addition of the small-block Chevy V8 saved the Corvette in 1956. For the next several years, GM stylists added a variety of fake scoops, bulges, and useless trim to the body while Zora Arkus-Duntov and his engineers made continuous suspension and power […]

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Superb Stutz

Superb Stutz

Brooklin 1933 DV-32 Weymann Super Bearcat 1:43 | $129.95 Although already in financial trouble, Stutz introduced an all-new engine in 1931, the highly advanced “Dual Valve” straight-eight DV-32, along with a less powerful single-cam (SV-32) version at the 1931 New York Auto show. Hoping to revive sales, the Bearcat name was revived in 1932 for […]
Dan’s Last Riverside Winner

Dan’s Last Riverside Winner

Spark 1968 NASCAR Dan Gurney Ford Torino 1:43 | $75 Dan Gurney was so dominant in the NASCAR Motor Trend 500 race at Riverside Raceway that it became known as the “Gurney 500.” Driving a Wood Brothers Ford, Dan won 5 of the 6 races between 1963 and 1968; the last at the wheel of […]

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Dan’s Last Riverside Ride

Dan’s Last Riverside Ride

Spark 1970 Plymouth Superbird “Dan Gurney” 1:43 | $75 Dan’s long association with Ford ended in 1969 and he switched to Plymouth Barracudas in the Trans Am and stock-block Plymouth engines in Indy racing. Naturally, Chrysler wanted him in a Plymouth at Riverside, so Petty Racing prepared a Superbird carrying no.42, but painted in Dan’s […]
Arrivederci 458!

Arrivederci 458!

Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Speclale 1:43 & 1:18 | $65 & $130 It seems only yesterday that the 458 Italia stormed onto the supercar scene, but Ferrari has announced its replacement—the forthcoming 488 GTB—so its time to say ‘arrivederci!’ to the 458. It’s not going out quietly, though. ‚ e fi nal variant is […]

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More French Curves

More French Curves

MINICHAMPS 1936 TALBOTLAGO T26SS “GRAND PRIX” 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 […]
Big Beautiful Buick

Big Beautiful Buick

BROOKLIN BUICK COLLECTION 1939 CENTURY CONVERTIBLE PHAETON 1:43 | $129.95 Although Buick’s new 1937-38 bodies were very well received, they surprised the automobile industry by introducing completely new bodies again in 1939.  The mid-level Century series updated straight-eight actually produced more power than Cadillac’s V-8, while standard-equipment turn signals were an industry first. Buick […]

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Elegant English GTs

Elegant English GTs

KYOSHO ASTON MARTIN DB9 AND VANQUISH 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 […]
Middle-Class Lincoln

Middle-Class Lincoln

BROOKLIN 1955 LINCOLN CAPRI 4“DOOR SEDAN 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 […]
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