22nd August 2014

More New Announcements From IXO

We’ve put a second glut of new IXO announcements on the web today, and there’ll be yet more going up to onto the website next week!

This selection consists of rallying, endurance racing and road cars subjects. IXO has already confirmed Sir Stirling Moss’s 1952 Silverstone Touring Car Race winning Jag Mk.VII, so Moss collectors will be pleased to hear that the brand has now also announced the Jaguar MK.VII that Stirling Moss drove to victory in the Silverstone Touring Car Race in 1953 (RAC238).

There were also some new announcements in IXO’s long running Le Mans Winners Collection, including the 2013 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro of Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval (LM2013).

There will also be dirty versions produced of the 1991 Mazda 787B (LM1991B) and the 2003 Bentley Speed 8 (LM2003B).

On the rallying front, our favourites included Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC from the 2013 Rally of Mexico (RAM548) and the Citroen DS3 RRC that Robert Kubica took to WRC2 victory on the 2013 Rally of Germany (RAM539).

Click here to see all of IXO’s new announcements.

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21st August 2014

Minichamps Quartet Sells Out

Today Minichamps sent us a new delivery consisting of some seven subjects, four of which have already sold out!

The Aachen based company finally released the 2013 Force Indias but, unfortunately, both the Paul di Resta (DC213414) and Adrian Sutil (DC213415) versions were completely sold out to pre-orders.

The same goes for the 1:43 2013 BMW M3 DTM cars of Bruno Spengler (P133201) and Martin Tomczyk (P132215).

There are three models on the delivery that are still available from stock: the 1:18 1954 Bentley S2 in white (PG139951), the 1:43 1988 Brabus 190E in red (P032600) and the 1:18 2010 Volkswagen Sharan in silver (PG051002).

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20th August 2014

IXO Confirms F-Type Coupe R

One of our best selling 1:43 road car replicas of the year so far came courtesy of IXO’s Premium-X brand. The Jaguar F-Type V8S Roadsters went down a storm with our customers, and we hoped that they would go on to produce a coupé version.

Well, today, IXO confirmed just that. They will be making, in 1:43 scale, the 2014 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R in red (PRD362) and dark grey (PRD361). We have sample images already, and they look pretty good to us.

They also announced the 1:43 2014 Range Rover Sport in blue and silver (PRD359) and white (PRD360).

In total, IXO have announced some 37 subjects today, so there are plenty more road, rallying and endurance racing subjects to choose from. Click here to see them all.

In other news, CMC released its 1:18 replica of the Bugatti 57 SC Corsica Roadster from the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours (CMC136), where it won the coveted Best of Show Award. The main difference between this version and the original release is that CMC has recreated the eye catching interior, which was made from crocodile hide.

The replica is a limited edition of 3,000 pieces worldwide and, as ever, we are offering it at £50 off the RRP.

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19th August 2014

Neo Releases and Matrix Announcements

Today we received nine new 1:43 models from resincasters Neo, and Matrix announced some exciting new 1:43 British classic road cars.

The highlights of the Neo delivery were two unusual Alfa Romeos: the unique 1964 Alfa Romeo Canguro in red (NEO43170), and the 1967 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sport Zagato in red (NEO45600).

These were accompanied by more obscure subjects, such as the 1971 Puma GTE Spyder in silver (NEO46150) and the 1948 Waibel Porsche Special Sport Cabriolet in metallic green (NEO46190).

Click here to see the rest of Neo’s releases.

The most exciting Matrix announcement, in our opinion, is the 1947 Bentley Mk.VI Cresta Pininfarina I in green (MX40201041). Also confirmed was a replica of the 1965 Jensen C-V8 Mk.II in metallic dark red (MX41002072), and the 1953 Armstrong Siddeley 346 Sapphire Four Light Saloon in black and sand (MX40107011).

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18th August 2014

Automodello’s Noble Announcement

American company Automodello has already produced several classic British road car subjects from the likes of TVR and Sunbeam. Today, the resin model maker announced a modern British machine that supercar collectors have been after for ages: the Noble M600.

Automodello will be replicating the car in 1:43 scale. These replicas will be limited to just 499 pieces worldwide, and will be available in Demonstrator Orange (AM026) and Baby Blue (AM028)

For the really serious collector, Automodello will be producing two massive 1:12 scale versions too, which will be limited to a mere 299 pieces each. Like the 1:43s, they will be coming in Demonstrator Orange (AM027) and Baby Blue (AM029). We can’t wait to see them released.

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15th August 2014

Jags And Astons Star On New AUTOart Delivery

We received a very exciting new delivery from AUTOart today. It arrived a couple of weeks before we expected it too, which makes a nice change!

The top release was the 1:18 2011 Jaguar XKR-S in French Racing Blue (AA73641), which we think looks absolutely gorgeous. An Italian Racing Red Jaguar XKR-S (AA73642) is also in stock too.

A close second in the excitement stakes was another modern British road car: the 1:18 2009 Aston Martin One-77, which is available in grey (AA70242) and black (AA70241). This is the first time a high quality replica of the One-77 has been produced; the only other company that has released a 1:18 model of the car before now was Mondo Motors.

Other notables included the 1:18 2011 Koenigsegg Agera in white (AA79008), the 1:18 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R in black (AA81071) and the highly detailed 1:43 Signature Collection replica of the 1994 McLaren F1 in black (AA56002).

Click here to see all of AUTOart’s new releases.

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14th August 2014

Spark Releases 2014 Lotus E22s

Just a week after Minichamps released the first 2014 F1 cars of the year, Spark joined the party by delivering the 1:43 Lotus E22s of Romain Grosjean (DC214408K) and Pastor Maldonado (DC214413K) in 1:43 scale.

Both of them look the part and, as ever, the packaging, which is officially licensed by the Lotus F1 Team, looks very smart too.

The latest classic F1 arrivals were Wilson Fittipaldi’s Copersucar FD01 from the 1975 Argentinian Grand Prix (SPK3934) and the McLaren M5A BRM that Jo Bonnier raced in the 1968 Italian Grand Prix (SPK3124).

If you’re a Loeb collector, then this has been a pretty good delivery, as we received the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup that he raced at Macau in 2013 (SPKSA042), and the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 that the Frenchman drove with Alvaro Parente in the 2013 FIA GT Championship (SPKSF065).

This car, by the way, is specifically from Navarra, where the pairing scored a double victory. Both are limited to 750 pieces worldwide.

Finally, there is one exciting road car we would like to mention: the 1968 Jaguar E-Type S2 in silver (SPK2128).

Click here to see all of Spark’s new releases.

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12th August 2014

New Models From Four Manufacturers

Today we’ve had seven new releases from three different manufacturers.

The most significant replica came from Mattel. They released their highly detailed 1:18 Elite replica of Fernando Alonso’s 2013 Ferrari F138 (DC21303B), which is specifically his winning car from the Chinese Grand Prix. The Elite version boasts race worn tyres, carbon fibre effect finish on key areas such as the suspension, and a fully detailed cockpit.

The American company also sent us a 1:43 replica of Herbie from the 1968 movie, The Love Bug (HWBCK07).

High-end Italian brand Look Smart delivered two gorgeous new 1:43 resin replicas to us: the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster in red (LS429A), and the 1939 Horch 930 V Roadster in black (LS432).

At the opposite end of the price spectrum, we received two excellent value 1:43 models from Corgi. Both the Rover SD1 3500 Vitesse Twin Plenum in red (CG09011) and James Shead’s Volkswagen Golf Mk.2 GTI from the 1988 BTCC (CG13601) look great for the price.

We also took delivery of one model from GMP: the 1:18 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W30 in green (GMP1805602).

Finally today, Spark announced a 1:43 replica of the rather nice Martini liveried Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 that won the 2014 Zandvoort 12 Hours in the hands of Peter Schmidt, Christian Bracke, Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis (SPKSP054).

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11th August 2014

Brumm Announces Ferrari 250 GTO Collection

Today we had some exciting new announcements from Brumm. The Italian model maker has confirmed a set of ten 1:43 racing Ferrari 250 GTOs, which hopefully has scope for further expansion in the future.

Brumm is covering the famous subjects, such as Graham Hill’s 1963 Tourist Trophy winning Maranello Concessionaires (BR537) car, to the more obscure liveries like the 250 GTO that Ulf Norinder and Picko Troberg drove in the 1964 Targa Florio (BR536).

A complete set will look epic!

All of these replicas, by the way, are limited to a mere 250 pieces each. You can click here to see the full collection.

There was also one non-Ferrari related announcement from Brumm: the 1:43 Jaguar C-Type that Roy Salvadori drove to victory at the Goodwood International in 1954 (BR546).

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8th August 2014

More From Top Marques

We’ve had our second delivery in the space of a week from Top Marques Collectibles.

The three 1:18 Italian stallions in question are the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte in silver (TOP06A), the 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ in black (TOP01B) and the 1986 Lancia Thema 8.32 in Bordeaux Red (TOP05A).

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