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REVIEW: Automodello 1:43 Noble M600

Words and Photos courtesy of Wes Shakirov   The Noble M600 is my favourite modern super(hyper?)car simply because it’s so analogue and old fashioned. A Yamaha V8 with two giant turbos delivering up to 650 ponies in a package that weighs a paltry 1200 kg. Proper manual gearbox? Check. Traction control that can be switched off? Check. Three stage power Continue Reading...
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First Look: Automodello 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Cabriolet

The car was announced back in February 2015 by Automodello, today we bring you a first look at the initial prototype 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Cabriolet Tribute Edition in Pine Tint.  Model is scaled in 1:24 and features removable convertible top.  Retail is excessive, listed at $354.95US.  We think a bit steep for small scale, and closed-body replica.  Pre-order is Continue Reading...
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Automodello New 1981 Eagle Challenger Founders Edition

Automodello is releasing the 1981 Eagle Challenger Founders Edition Car, a perfect tribute to the genius of Dan Gurney.  Each piece is numbered, and hand-signed by Dan Gurney.  Model is completed in 1:43 scale and will feature stylish plinth with a clear protective display cover.  No official release date is available, but pre-orders are being accepted now.    Contact Automodello for more information. Product# AM43-AAR-81-EC-FE...
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First Look: Automodello Noble M600 – Baby Blue

The Noble Automotive M600 was announced by Automodello back in August 2014.  Today we present a first look at their prototype 1:43 scale replica.  The exterior colour is definitely a win in Baby Blue and retail remains true as it did back in 2014, suggested at $119.95US.  Model is resin and closed-body.  If interested Automodello is accepting pre-order today.   Product# AM43-NOB-M60-BB...
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Automodello New 1:43 TVR Models

We haven’t heard from our friends at Automodello is some time, well the drought is now over. Two new 1:43 TVR models are on tap for 2016, the first is 1976-1979 TVR Taimar.  Two editions are available, the ‘Standard’ and ‘Tribute’ trim.  The Standard trim features White exterior, a limited edition of 79 pieces with a suggested retail of $119.95US.  Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Automodello 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible

Words and photos courtesy of Wes Shakirov / StratosWRC   If you’re into models of vintage and classic cars, doubtless you’ve heard of Automodello by now. Their 1:43 subject matter is exquisite, as is the finish. Their latest venture, the 1934 Packard by Dietrich, is another masterpiece. It is not very often that 1:43 models have presence, but this little Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Automodello 1:43 1964 Marcos 1800

Words and photos courtesy of Wes Shakirov / StratosWRC   A half a century ago, Britain was filled with small, independent car manufacturers that designed their cars according to their own vision, as opposed to a corporate mandate. These cars, like the Marcos, TVR, Ginetta, and Morgan, made focused sports cars that appealed to genuine drivers. They didn’t last too Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Automodello 1:43 1948 Norman E. Timbs Streamliner

Words and photos courtesy of Wes Shakirov / StratosWRC   If you’ve never seen this car before, you’re forgiven, cause I’ve never seen it before either. But that’s what Automodello is known for, bringing us high quality replicas of forgotten, but once highly coveted cars. This little gem was a creation of one Norman Timbs, himself an engineer and designer Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Automodello 1:24 1934 Duesenberg J Graber

Words and photos courtesy of Wes Shakirov / StratosWRC   During the 1930s, celebrities and royalty were defined by the cars they drove, and Duesenbergs were held in high regard. The model J was no exception, initially built as a chassis, with the body work hammered together by Graber Carrosserie. Among the owners of these fabulous cars were names like Continue Reading...
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Automodello New 1:24 Scale 1954 Kaiser Darrin

News from Automodello bring forward a new 1:24 scale model, the 1954 Kaiser Darrin.  The model is developed in typical Automodello fashion, but key features for this project include removable, erect, boulevard, and down positions for the convertible top and option to display one door open or both doors closed (the Kaiser Darrin had unique sliding doors).  All 5 original Continue Reading...
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Automodello Reveals the 1964 Marcos 1800

If you’re looking for a rare and unusual piece, one that will be overlooked by the mainstream, Automodello’s latest effort is the one.  The 1964 Marcos 1800 is captured by the brand in 1:43 scale.  Images highlight the replica in prototype form with an array of colours to follow.  Model is due Spring 2015. About the Marcos 1800…  “When Jem Marsh Continue Reading...
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