Saturday, December 27, 2014

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

The Oldsmobile 442 was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was introduced as an option package for F-85 and Cutlassmodels sold in the United States beginning with the 1964 model year. The 442 appellation comes from the configuration of the car: a four-barrel carburetor, a four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhaust. It became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, then reverted to an option through the mid-1970s.

This 1:64 scaled diecast model was made by Greenlight Collectibles for their Barret Jackson Auction Block series 10.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Seasons Greetings!

A simple wish to everyone, may you all have a Blessed Christmas an a Prosperous New Year!!

Thank you for inspirations and for sharing your collections!

Friday, December 19, 2014

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

The design for the 1970 Barracuda removed all its previous commonality with the Valiant. The original fastback design was deleted from the line and the Barracuda now consisted of coupe and convertible models. The all-new model, styled by John E. Herlitz, was built on a shorter, wider version of Chrysler's existing B platform, called the E-body.[11] Sharing this platform was the newly launched Dodge Challenger; however no sheet metal interchanged between the two cars, and the Challenger, at 110 inches (2,800 mm), had a wheelbase that was 2 inches (51 mm) longer than the Barracuda.

The Cuda had the 383ci 335 hp (250 kW) SAE gross (same as Dodge's 383 Magnum) as the standard engine. It also had the 440ci four-barrel Super Commando, the 440ci six-barrel Super Commando Six Pak, and the 426ci Hemi.[13] The 440- and Hemi-equipped cars received upgraded suspension components and structural reinforcements to help transfer the power to the road.

This 1:64 scaled diecast model was produced by Greenlight Collectibles for their Zine Machine Series 2

Monday, December 15, 2014

1969-70 Dodge Charger

An excellent trade from my friend Hanzel! :-) This is Dom's Charger from the Fast Five Movie. Greenlight made a 1:64 scaled version for their Hollywood series 1.

Thanks again my friend! :-)

Friday, December 12, 2014

1969 Ford Mustang Fastback

The 1969  Ford Mustang restyle "added more heft to the body as width and length again increased. Weight went up markedly too." Due to the larger body and revised front end styling, the 1969 models (but less so in 1970) had a notable aggressive stance. The 1969 models featured "quad headlamps" which disappeared to make way for a wider grille and a return to standard headlamps in the 1970 models. This switch back to standard headlamps was an attempt to tame the aggressive styling of the 1969 model, which some felt was too extreme and hurt its sales. It's worth noting though that 1969 sales exceeded those in 1970. Starting in 1969, to aid sales and continue the winning formula of the Mustang, a variety of new performance and decorative options became available, including functional (and non-functional) air scoops, cable and pin hood tie downs, and both wing and chin spoilers.

This 1:64 Ford Mustang Fastback was made by Greenlight Collectibles for their 10th Anniversary Series.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

1971 Plymouth Duster 340

In 1971, only small changes were made to the Plymouth Duster. The "Valiant" fender badges and "Plymouth" grille logotype were deleted. A new trim package was released, called the Duster Twister. The Twister package presented the appearance of the Duster 340, but came only with the base I6 or 318 V8. The Twister's appearance package included special side stripes that mimicked the Duster 340 Wedge stripes, a matte-black hood and the 340's special shark-tooth grille. A nonfunctional dual hood scoop and rear spoiler appearance package was available, as were high-back bucket seats and dual exhaust.

A new electronic "breakerless" ignition became optional on the 340 V8 late in 1971 model year.

This 1:64 Plymouth Duster 340 was made by Johnny Lightning for their Mopar Od No Car Boxset series.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint

Firebird Sprint with the high performance 230 cubic inch displacement (cid) version of the Overhead Cam in-line 6, was rated @ 215 bhp, equipped with a Quadrajet and floor mounted manual 3 speed; Known as W-53 rated 215 bhp in '68.

This 1:64 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint was produced by M2 Machines for their "Drivers" series.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1969 Oldsmobile 442

1969 Olds 442s were very similar to the 1968 except the division tooth between the grilles, the trunk lid inlets for the tail lights, wing windows deleted on Holiday Coupes and convertibles, steering lock ignition switch on the steering column, standard headrests were added to the front seats. The 442 numerals grew to nearly double their previous size. Optional disc brakes now had updated single-piston calipers. The exhaust manifolds featured a new center divider for better performance. Other changes to the engine were minimal, but the Turnpike Cruiser option was deleted. However, another hi-po engine was offered. Called the W-32, it came with the Forced Air Induction plumbing found on the W-30s, but it had a milder cam like the base engine. It was only available with an automatic, and 297 were built, including 25 sport coupes and convertibles each.

This 1969 Oldsmobile 442 diecast was made by Hotwheels for their 100% series in 1:64 scale.