Monday, November 29, 2010

WELLY 1/18 1948 DARK BROWN CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER WOODY DIECAST MODEL

1948 Chevrolet Woody Fleetmaster Diecast Car Model 1/27 Brown Die Cast Car by Welly



Chevrolet Diecast Model Cars - Fondly known as the Chevy, GM's best known brand took an early lead in American car production as did the diverse line of diecast model cars. Chevy remains a mainstream American favorite and fans still recall 1963 when one of every ten cars sold in the U.S. was a Chevrolet. Enjoy our large selection of model car replicas of these diecast car favorites.
This beautifully crafted 1948 Dark Brown Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woody Diecast Model Car was an icon in it's time. Known as the original surfer car of choice, this classic icon of American history is a great addition to any model car collection.

SCHUCO 1/43 MASSEY FERGUSON TE20 TRACTOR



This highly collectable model of the Ferguson TE vintage tractor from Schuco includes it's own presentation case. Harry Ferguson is considered pivotal in the mechanisation of farming in the early part of the 20th centaury. The first Ferguson tractor was built in partnership with David Brown in 1936, but soon after Ferguson left for America to continue production there. It wasn't until 1946 that a Ferguson was again built in England, the Ferguson TE - for Tractor England. Ferguson merged with Massey-Harris in 1953 to become Massey-Ferguson.

An ideal model for the agricultural collector. A cute rendition of this classic, with loads of detail, especially in the engine region, seat and driver's controls. Very nicely treated tyres too. Th front and rear lights are extremely realistic looking for their size. A good buy. Shop here or here

Friday, November 26, 2010

MINICHAMPS 1/43 VOLKSWAGEN 1302 BEETLE CABRIOLET 1972 - TURQUOISE


Only 1,200 of this are being produced in this turquoise. This late Beetle, a 1302, had that matt black dash, which was pretty featuress - but Minichamps have still made a lovely job of the interior. Look at the sunvizors! Shop here

AUTO ART 1/18 - 1967 ALFA ROMEO 1750 GTV DIECAST MODEL CAR

1967 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Diecast Model Red 1/18 LHD Die Cast Car By Autoart



1750 Berlina sedan was introduced in 1967, based on the existing Giulia range of cars. The car had 1779 cc twin-carb engine and hydraulic clutch. The 1.8 L engine was producing 118 PS (116 hp/87 kW) with two twin sidedraught carburetors. This precision built 1967 White Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Diecast Model Car features opening hood, doors, trunk and steerable front wheels.

Alfa Romeo Diecast Model Cars - Sportiness, speed and a sense of daring have been at the heart of Alfa Romeo and these diecast model cars show it! These cars have been celebrated in races and film and collected in full size as well as die cast miniature size. Some rare models are garaged as prized treasures by those fortunate enough to afford them, however you can garage your own model car diecast for a small fraction of the real cost!

SCHUCO 1/43 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404 S THW COMMUNICATIONS TRUCK






The Mercedes-Benz Unimog traces its roots to the late ‘40s as a simple, four-wheel drive, multi-purpose agricultural vehicle. It has evolved to become a sophisticated truck with a variety of commercial applications. The U300/U400/U500 series was introduced in 2000 and continues the decades-long Unimog tradition of utility and reliability. Unimogs have very high ground clearance—higher than a Humvee—made possible by portal gears that allow the axles and transmission to be higher than the tire centers. Unimogs also feature a flexible frame that allows the tires a wide range of vertical movement to allow the truck to comfortably drive over extremely uneven terrain. They are equipped with high visibility cabs to enable the driver to see the terrain and more easily manipulate mounted tools. A variety of diesel engines are available in the Unimog, depending on the intended duty. See more

MATCHBOX - MERCEDES UNIMOG





The most recognizable model of the Mercedes Unimog is the small-scale model produced by Lesney Matchbox in 1967 as catalogue number 49. The Matchbox Unimog was a popular toy and thus continued production into the 1970s as a Superfast model. The Matchbox Unimog was released in two main variations, one model had a blue cab and bed and red chassis and the other had a tan body and turquoise chassis. Both models are relatively easy to find but I believe the tan models is slightly scarcer.--Model Collector

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

VANGUARDS 1/43 VA09102 JAGUAR XJ6 NICK GWINNUTT RACING






This model represent's the XJ6 raced by Nick Gwinnutt in the 2005 JEC (Jaguar Enthusiasts Club) racing calender, which first started in 1998 after members requests felt that they wanted something in addition to static events and Tours. Shop here

EFE 1/76 LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - GO NORTH EAST



Exclusive First Editions (EFE) are the leading brand of 1:76 scale die-cast vehicles for model collectors and railway enthusiasts. Each item is produced with the closest attention to detail and authenticity, being only produced once at an accurate 1:76 scale (OO Gauge). All subjects are researched meticulously and made to the highest standards of detail and period effect to recreate the character and spirit of the original vehicle. Being the same scale the models complement each other and create a fascinating historic collection. EFE take great pride in setting new standards of excellence, which, combined with expertly detailed hand finishing, gives each model its unique individuality and collectability. 

What is now one of the older vehicles in the Go Ahead North East fleet, but nicely finished in the company's striking modern livery.Shop here

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

VANGUARDS - MORRIS MARINA 1300 LIMEFLOWER



The Marina was hyped as BL’s rival to the Ford Cortina. There were two engine sizes available, along with a 4-door saloon and a 2-door fastback coupe. An estate version was later added to the range. The Marina was produced between 1971-1978 with a total production run in excess of 950,000 vehicles. Vanguards' Marina is really a good reproduction of this unloved saloon. The etched grille and detailed interior are superb rendered for the money.  Shop here

Monday, November 22, 2010

LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 STATION WAGON – ROYAL MAIL, GLENSHEE


Thirty-five miles north-west of Dundee and fifteen miles south of Braemar, in the heart of the Cairngorms, lies Glenshee; well known as a ski resort in itself, its environs also offer attractions as diverse as mountain biking, golf, walking, climbing, clay pigeon shooting and of course the Cairngorms National Park. However it comes as no surprise that the postal service of this beautiful mountainous region uses a vehicle that can be depended on to deliver the post when no other could; a 1993 Land Rover Defender. The tampo printing is really 'first class' and there are some excellent details. Shop here

Saturday, November 20, 2010

CORGI 1:36 - BMW MINI COOPER MUNICH POLICE, GERMANY





BMW Mini Cooper Munich Police Car was produced by Corgi Classic Ltd. GB in China 2005. It was limited edition. The police car of German is regarded as one of the best country police car in the world, including the top leading car of the world such as Brabus CLS Rocket, Porsche 911 Carrera, including this BMW Mini Cooper of Munich Police Car. The die-cast of this BMW Mini Cooper is 10.1 cm. long, alternative white and green with a word "POLIZI" on the front hood. It has a German Police Logo on both sides, a blue signal light on the roof, clear windows, black interior, and black underneath. only 3,800 worldwide. Shop here

Monday, November 15, 2010

NORSCORT 1/25 CAT GC25K LIFT TRUCK




The fork lift truck the GC25K, has about as much detail as one would want on a model, the operators platform includes three work levers and a forward reverse lever; the moulded driver's seat - which is soft and durable - includes arm rests. The two-stage mast raises and lowers and tilts forwards and backwards and has detachable pallet tines. Shop here

CMC MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SLR UHLENHAUT COUPE, 1955






Who doesn't know about the famous Uhlenhaut coupe with its landmark gullwing doors? Only two prototypes of this model were built, and it was and still is a formidable street car. Today every automobile enthusiast knows what is meant by "the Uhlenhaut coupe," even though this was never an official designation. When Rudolf went to work in the morning, the whole neighborhood noticed it. This CMC model is a precision model, hand-assembled and composed of 1,817 single parts. The "greenhouse" of this coupé resembles the cockpit of a plane. The seats are covered with checked cloth fabric. True to the original, the interior is covered with red leather. The cockpit is complete with all instruments, control elements, switches and levers. Inside the trunk are two removable spare wheels, which are of different diameters, corresponding to those of the front and rear wheels respectively. The shiny side pipes, coming out of the air opening, are made of stainless steel. The cover of the maintenance opening can be removed. It is held in place by a simple but elegant magnetic mechanism. Everything is replicated faithfully to the real car. Additional features of this incredible model include: Rotary flipper window, which is integrated inside the side window, highly-detailed and angular-installed 8-cylinder in-line-engine, all aggregates, pipes and cabling included, support rod for the engine hood, hand-wired spokes, stainless-steel nipples, and aluminum rim, a fine wire mesh protects the air inlet duct of the engine, removable three-wing central locking nuts and detachable wheels. The central locking nuts are so designed that they are side-specific, and finally detail-exact rear bodywork showing the Mercedes star, the 300 SLR type designation and the D-Logo. See more

Thursday, November 11, 2010

FARM TOYS: IDENTIFICATION AND PRICE GUIDE



Farm toys draw 15,000+ collectors to Iowa for the National Farm Toy Show, and some 30,000 people to the National Farm Toy Museum each year.Features the earliest cast-iron farm toy replicas, to modern 1:64-scale tractors.Explore the continuation of the pioneering work of National Farm Toy Hall of Fame members Bob Zarse and Eldon Trumm.

Whether your loyalties are tied to John Deere, International Harvester, Case or any of the countless other farm implement companies, you will find everything you need to accurately assess your collection, and enjoy your hobby to the fullest, in this ultimate farm toy reference. It covers all sizes of farm toys from 1:8 to 1:64 scale, dating back to pieces from the 1920s, and identifiable through 5,000+ detailed photos and the 16-page color section. Sorted by original equipment manufacturer, with secondary market values and historical insights, this new edition sets the standard of excellence for toy farmers. Buy it now

THE BIG BOOK OF TIN TOY CARS: COMMERCIALS AND RACING VEHICLES



This comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable reference features hundreds of tin toy cars from toy makers around the world. Included are toys from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States. The toys represent cars of the 1900s to the 1970s, with a major emphasis on toys produced in Japan during the 1950s and 1960s -- the peak period for toy cars made from tin. Showcased are commercial delivery and public service vehicles organized alphabetically by make, as well as hot rods, jalopies, and race cars. A companion volume features passenger, sports, and concept vehicles. With over 1,140 photographs of toys and detailed information not previously published, this is the most complete work in the field. Each listing contains the make, model, year, body style, size, graphic markings, operation description, producing company, country of origin, trademarks, a scarcity rating, and current values based on condition. Many photos feature the original boxes. A list of the toy companies and their respective marks rounds out this valuable collectors guide. Return to your childhood with this delightful look at colorful toy cars produced in tin! Buy it now

BANG 1/43 FERRARI 250 SWB


The Bang Ferrari 250 SWB 6-Hour D'Auvergne 1966 car, No.5 driven by Mairesse, is equal to the standards of the previous 250TR, again featuring chrome wheels and neat detailing. Only the applied label racing stripes let it down slightly by not sitting exactly flush with the body. Shop here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HOT WHEELS 40th ANNIVERSARY 40 CAR SET




This HUGE beautiful set features 40 years of Hot Wheels. Mint (still sealed in the box). Box Includes 1968 Custom Camaro, 1969 Twin Mill, 1970 Plymouth King Kuda 1971 S'Cool Bus, 1972 Funny Money, 1973 Sweet 16, 1974 Rodger Dodger, 1975 Large Charge,1976 Corvette Sting Ray 1977 GMC Motorhome,1978 Hot Bird, 1979 AMC Greased Gremlin, 1980 3-Window '34, 1981 Dixie Challenger, 1982 Camaro Z28 1983 '40s Ford 2-Door, 1984 '65 Mustang Convertible, 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M4, 1986 Vampyra,1987 Phantomachine 1988 Talbot, 1989 Volkswagon Beetle, 1990 Purple Passion 1991 Limozeen, 1992 '56 Flashsider, 1993 Olds 442 W-30, 1994 Rigor Motor, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Volkswagon Drag Bus, 1997 Way 2 Fast, 1998 Dairy Delivery, 1999 '70 Chevelle SS, 2000 Blast Lane, 2001 Evil Twin, 2002 '68 Cougar, 2003 8 Crate, 2004 '69 Dodge Charger, 2005 '69 Pontiac Firebird T/A, 2006 '70 Plymouth Superbird, 2007 '66 Nova. Shop here

SCHUCO 1:43 OPEL KADETTE B COUPE

The Opel Kadett B was sold from 1966 to 1973, with two- and four-door versions (including notchback and, from 1967, fastback form), a three-door wagon, and two coupés (regular and fastback). There was also a competitive Opel Kadett Rallye, with a 1.9 liter engine. The Kadett B was sold in the United States through Buick dealers from 1967 through 1972. Kadetts were technically simple cars whose task was to compete with the market leader, the VW Beetle. Shop here

Monday, November 8, 2010

MAISTO 1/18 MERCEDES S CLASS - METTALLIC RED

The Mercedes S-Class is no dainty elfin fairy. In 1/18th scale it's a heavy old model, individual door handles, a good interior and a well-detailed engine make an impressive model in this light mettalic red version. Shop here

Saturday, November 6, 2010

MINICHAMPS 1/18 FORD CAPRI


This Minichamps Ford Capri is good outside, and great inside. The model itself is pretty good, with superb radiator and side grilles, individual, coloured glazed lights, tiny badging and other nice touches.

But it's the interior that is truly remarkable. That stylish Capri steering wheel, the wood grain dash used on top Capris, brilliant continental armrest door pulls, chrome-effect door handles and ribbed panelling for the door sides, and on the seats, all combine transport you straight back to the days when a Capri was a desirable car. This is one of the new Minichamps range of classic British cars and is right-hand drive. Shop here

BRUMM 1/43 FERRARI 158 V8 1.5 LITRE


The final 1965 single seater is the Ferrari 158 powered by the V8 engine used thoughout most of 1964. Ferrari sports car driver, Nino Vaccarella, was entrusted with this car that carried racing number 6. Vaccarella qualified 12th at the end of the race, had in fact retired with engine trouble on lap58. Shop here

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SCHUCO 1/43 MAN 10.210 TRUCK









MAN traces its origins back to 1758, when the St. Antony ironworks commenced operation in Oberhausen, Germany, the first heavy-industry in the Ruhr region. In 1908 after a number of acquisitions, the company was renamed Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nurnberg AG, or MAN. The corporate predecessors of MAN were responsible for numerous technological innovations, including cooperation in the development of the diesel engine. By 1924, the company showed its first diesel truck at the Berlin Motor Show. After WWII, MAN shifted focus to commercial vehicles and became famous for its line of trucks, from delivery vans to heavy-hauling over-the-road rigs. See more