Classic Carlectables’ January-March 2016 newsletter, #63, is now online. Download the full PDF version from the CC website HERE (or click the pics below for larger versions).
Some new stuff that’s recently been announced: Top Gear/Trax This 1980 Statesman WB Caprice in Nutmeg Metallic is a desirable model that would appeal to many. Being a Select Series release, it is made to order, and orders close 15 October. Release will be in November. Trax Code: TSS12, it will sell for $159 inc P&H. And for that reason, I won’t be getting one. $160 bucks for a 1/43? Err… No. Also from Trax is a 1/43 version of the Holden LE Coupe. Again, another great subject, but aRead More
Organisers have revealed the first limited edition model for the 2015 Diecast Expo will be a 1:18 Ford XY GTHO Superfalcon as run at Calder Park in 1971. It will be made by Classic Carlectables, be limited to 1000 pieces and carry an ‘expo attendee’ price of $230. from the PR blurb: “Ford ran a program of producing two race specific Falcon’s to compete with the overseas cars that were dominating the Australian Touring car scene. One car went to big Pete Geoghegan and the other to Alan Moffat. ThisRead More
Released under the AutoArt banner, this 1:43 twin set depicts the famous 1-2 finish at Bathurst in 1977. 3000 sets were produced (how else could they sell that many of the #2 car?) so they should remain at RRP for some time before they sell out. Overall, the models look good with accurate markings (but no ‘Camel Filters’ cigarette signage) and castings that look in proportion. The wheels/tyres, however, are a problem. They are either not wide enough or their diameter is too big (too high a profile) when comparedRead More