Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Castrol Toyota Celica ST205

Presenting the Toyota Celica GT Four ST205 team Castrol from the 39th Tour de Corse which was a 1228km race with 489km of special stages. Driver Didier Auriol and co driver Denis Giraudet finished first overall with a total time of 5:14.49.

diecast in 1:43 by M Smart

9 comments:

Mervin Diecast Collection said...

nice celica and photograph jdmike....

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Mervin! :-)

danielh said...

I have this version of celica rally car made by trofeu. But the rear light are decals finished which looks not so real compares to yours are red plastic finished.
This model is rare now because very few of the present manufacturers will produce them, otherwise had to get it from ebay.
Nice photoshot JDMikes!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks daniel! :-)

yes, some of the older trofeu models
have existing rear and front decals for lights which are less realistic, I remember building a 1:43 diecast kit for my friend that has decals for rear lights and side markers and i wish they where made of plastic instead.

toyotageek said...

This seems like a nice model. I have several similar versions by other makers, however I'm not familiar with M Smart. Did you know HPI has a couple of Celicas planned in the near future.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks toyota geek, one thing I don't like with this model is that protruding shaft where the screws are held, its too long.

Thanks for the HPI update, I'm certain that HPI will do an awesome job with those upcoming celicas.

Fleetmaster said...

I like of this one !
Nice miniature!

Fleetmaster
garagemdoscarrinhos.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you fleetmaster! :-)

RAJEN said...

Hi! Congrats, nice car - though I don't like 1:43 that much. Here are my Celicas:
http://szirszarjaim.blog.hu/2009/09/04/toyota_mikipedia
Have a nice day!