Sunday, October 31, 2010

BRUMM MERCEDES BENZ 300 SLR (TARGA FLORIO CAR)


Brumm no. R189 is Fangio's car, number 112, from the 1955 Targa Florio, while R190 is the 300SLR which with Stirling Moss, with navigator Dennis Jenkinson, scored his famous victory in the Mille Miglia, one of only two occassions that a non-Italian car won the 1,000 mile road race. This model has a double fairing for driver and navigator. Brumm later introduced a limited edition model of the 1955 Targa Florio-winning machine of Collins and Moss (no.S034). All the Mercedes Benz models are silver in colour. Incidentally, Brumm has also produced the coupe version of the Mercedes 300SLR (no. R187) which was prepared for the 1955 Carrera Panamerican, but the race was cancelled and the car never raced. Shop here

CORGI 1/42 POLICE MINI VAN




This was the famous BMC Mini Van with rear opening doors, aerial and police labels. Jewelled headlights were also fitted. Scale 1:42

Friday, October 29, 2010

CORGI - SCAMMEL CONTRACTOR - CROUCHES

Between 1964 and 1983 Scammell's flagship heavy haulage tractor was the Contractor, with a 6 cylinder Cummins 350 or 430 hp diesel engine driving a 6x4 wheel arrangement. The Contractor was designed for several functions including military and commercial use such as towing semi trailers and tow bar trailers, offering a total gross train weight of 240 tons. Contractors were often fitted with winches as in the case of this striking orange liveried Crouch's of Kibworth model. Crouches Car and Commercial Recovery have been in the recovery business since 1948, based in the Midlands at two depots, Kibworth near Market Harborough and Lutterworth just off the M1 motorway. Crouch's have a varied. shop here

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SCHUCO 1:43 MERCEDES-BENZ 170V TEXACO DELIVERY VAN

The 170V was first displayed by Mercedes Benz at the 1936 Berlin Motor Show and enjoyed a production from 1935 to 1941. It provided the basis for the resumption of Mercedes car production following WWII because its tooling has escaped destruction. The Pre-War 170V was produced in several models, a Cabrio-Limo, Cabriolet A and B models, and a very rare Roadster. The 170V continued in 1947, with the 170D and S models being produced. The 170S was introduced at the Hanover show in 1949 and was based on pre-war designs. That same year, Cabriolet versions of the 170S were also introduced but production ended in 1951. In 1953, S-D and S-V versions were introduced, and although their production was limited, they were actually stripped-down models of the S. The 170 sedan series ended in 1955. Shop here

YAT MING 1/18 - 1966 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN-GHIA

1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Hard Top is a 1:18 scale diecast collectible model car. This VW is an 8.75"Lx 3.5"Wx 2.75"H die cast metal car with openable hood, doors and trunk, free wheels. Sits on a display plaque. Road Signature collection. The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is manufactured by YatMing.Individually packed in a window box. Shop here

Sunday, October 24, 2010

BEST MODELS 1/43 FERRARI 330 P2


This is the Ferrari 330 P2 V12 from the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours race, driven by Mike Parkes and Jean Guichet with race number 20. This combination had the sad misfortune to become the final retirement in the 1965 race when they dropped out only 45 minutes from the end, their gearbox expiring from overuse after compensating due to lack of breaks earlier. The model is an accurate portrayal, right down to the alloy wheels with 'knock-off' spinners. The only inaccurate detail noted is the lack of black 'rubber' trim surrounding the headlights. Shop here

Friday, October 22, 2010

CORGI - MERCEDES-BENZ C111




This was a Mecedes-Benz C111, with the release in Whizzwheels. This was an experimental car that featured gull-wing doors which were fairly well represented on the model with fully-opening doors. Produced in Orange with Black baseplate.


Monday, October 18, 2010

MINICHAMPS 1/43 JAGUAR MkII BRITISH POLICE

The Jaguar MkII British Police, of 1959 to 1967, arrives in blue. This is a very fine model, which looks good in the blue, set off with silver trim. Particularly good is the detailing of the interior. Shop here

1955 CHEVY BEL AIR 1/24 RED/WHITE




In 1955, Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option.Bel Airs could be ordered in convertible, hardtop coupe, 2 and 4 door sedans. 1955 Red Chevrolet Bel Air 500 Pace Car Diecast Model Car features authentic race day markings, opening hood, doors and steerable front wheels. A great addition to any collection. Shop here

Saturday, October 16, 2010

CORGI 1/43 BEATLES FX4 TAXI





White metal figures also accompany The Beatles Collection. This model is the familiar FX4 taxi covered with press cuttings, to be the 'newspaper taxis' from 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'. To accompany the taxi is a white metal figure of Lovely Rita, Meter', from another of the tracks on the Sargeant Pepper album. Shop here

Thursday, October 14, 2010

THE BEATLES BEDFORD CA GRAFFITI VAN & FIGURES







History has confirmed that The Beatles were not merely a pop group but the definitive musical phenomenon spanning more than four decades. Since 1960 the lifestyles of John, Paul, George and Ringo have influenced and reflected the lives of generations across the globe. Corgi's association with The Beatles started in 1969 with the production of the official Yellow Submarine die cast model, an association that continued in 1997 with a collection of meticulously detailed models of vehicles owned, used and associated with the Fab Four. These special edition models have been meticulously researched and will appeal to Beatles fans and die cast collectors everywhere. Shop here

SCHUCO CLASSIC RETRO TOY TRANSPORT AND RACER






Hours of fun await you with this amazing two-vehicle retro toy. Based on classic Schuco patented metal toys from decades past, both race car and transport operate. The truck is electrically powered with three D batteries and is connected by cable. You can drive it forward or backward and the steering is mechanically controlled by the clear handheld control through the cable. Once parked, you can engage the motor to lift the cargo bed too. Additionally, the horn operates using a separate wind-up mechanism and is activated by a button on the hood. The Schuco Studio race car is a gem onto itself. Patterned after a 1936 Mercedes racer, the model uses a classic wind-up mechanism for propulsion and the front wheels are controlled from the cockpit steering wheel. All this plus a cast metal, hand-painted driver figure as well as the mechanic behind the wheel of the transport. Instructions plus certificate of production and authenticity are safely tucked inside the large red gift box with retro graphics and hinged lid. Shop here

Monday, October 11, 2010

UT MODELS 1/18 BMW 320i



The BMW 320i STW Racing Collection is enhanced by another fine model, a car driven by Cecetto. Once more it repays careful examination to see the fine detailing. Shop here

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ERTL 1/18 JAGUAR XKR ROADSTER DIECAST MODEL CAR

Jaguar XKR Green James Bond From "Die Another Day" Movie Diecast Model 1/18 Die Cast Car By Ertl




This is a very highly detailed 2002 Jaguar XKR Roadster James Bond Die Another Day diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Ertl. Includes Q-card CD ROM. Fold out lower door panels and retractable front grille panels to expose rockets. Opening trunk and fold down rear body panel to expose mortars, pop-up Gatling gun in the rear deck behind front seats, simulated spiked tires. Opening doors with detailed interior, Opening hood with detailed engine, Working front steering.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

YAT MING 1/18 1958 RED ASTON MARTIN DB2-MARK III DIECAST MODEL CAR


The Mark III was a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1957 through 1959. It was an evolution of the DB2/4 Mark II model it replaced, using an evolution of that car's W.O. Bentley-designed Lagonda 2.9 L 178 cubic inch straight 6 engine. This 1958 Red Aston Martin DB2-4 Mark 3 Diecast Model Car has stunning build quality and is sure to sell out quickly

Monday, October 4, 2010

EXOTO 1/18 COBRA DAYTONA COUPE


The Cobra Daytona Coupe is absolutely stunning; indeed, it is difficult to know where to begin, so it best to examine the model for yourself. Lift the bonnet and see the incredibly detailed engine. Open the door and you will be amazed at the detail of the interior. Among the pleasing touches is the fact that the side window on the driver's side is shown partly open.

The paintwork and decoration add to what is a classic model. --Shop here

VANGUARDS 1/43 VW CABRIOLET - PALE BLUE



After WW II there was a limited but steady demand for the soft-top VWs produced by coachbuilder Josef Hebmüller, but in 1949 a disastrous fire at the works brought production to an end with just 695 cabriolets having been built. Work was then placed with Osnabrück coachbuilders Wilhelm Karmann, who were the only office.al builders of the VW Cabriolet turning out some 330,000 units before production ceased in 1979.