9th February 2015

Best Of British!

posted in Road Cars, Resin, Diecast, Formula 1 |

We’re feeling all patriotic today, as AUTOart, Paragon and Schuco all announced some extremely exciting British subjects.

We’ve been trying to persuade diecast manufacturers to produce a 1:18 model of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage for ages. In fact, we’d almost given up on the idea. So when we saw a sample of one on the AUTOart stand at Nuremberg the other day, you can image how pleased we were!

AUTOart is specifically producing the 1985 V8 Vantage in three colours: Cumberland Grey (AA70221), Suffolk Red (AA70222) and Chichester Blue (AA70223). Just to be clear, an official price has not yet been confirmed, and we will charge the final RRP when the model is released.

Paragon has announced three 1:18 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight replicas and, again, there was a sample of all three of them at Nuremberg. They looked very, very good indeed, considering they are still very much in development.

They will be replicating the famous Coombs E-Type Lightweight ‘4 WPD’ that Graham Hill drove to victory in the 1963 Sussex Trophy at Goodwood (PA98341), the Jaguar that was driven in the 1963 Le Mans 24 Hours by Briggs Cunningham and Bob Grossman (PA98351) and the Tommy Atkins run Lightweight that Roy Salvadori drove to second in the 1963 Silverstone International GT race (PA98331).

Meanwhile, Schuco confirmed Stirling Moss’s 1959 Italian Grand Prix winning Cooper T51 in 1:18 scale (SCH0326).

We also had a new delivery of 1:43 replicas from Spark today, with highlights including the Lola Mk.4 that John Surtees raced in the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix (SPK1814), and Clay Regazzoni’s Shadow DN9 from the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix (SPK2233). Click here to see all of Spark’s latest releases.

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