Die Cast cars

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  1. Heinz

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    Just starting this for all the diecast model car collectors out there. Im into mainly Australian 1/18, 1/43 and 1/64 but also collect American Muscle and Hot rods from Hot Wheels. Also old Dinky Toys, Corgi, Triang, Matchbox and a few others my father collects.

    Heres a car native to Australia, Valiant E38 R/T Charger Driven by Leo Geoghegan and Peter Brown at Bathurst 1971.
    In 1/18
    Accurate 265 Hemi 6 with a 3 speed manual. These got mauled at Bathurst cause it needed at least another gear or more to keep up with the Toranas and Hos.
    Note the Carbies on the engine have real mesh and springs connecting to all the correct places. Fuel line and spare wheel and real fabric seat belts.

    Its fantastic. More to follow.
     

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    nice alex! I hope to start an aussie racing collection soon!
     
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    Hey man, thats great, the good 'ole Charger!!:D Looking forward to more....
     
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    Although I'm not a fan of die cast models but I must admit that the car looks interesting.Are these car models made of metal?
     
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    Yup die cast metal body and chassis it weighs a lot!!!

    Its truly a work of art Wojtek. Everything opens even the seat folds foward for back seat access.


    Its for the Australian market only this firm. However Autoart make Australian models too.
     
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    mostly yes. some parts like the engine and other deatils are made out of plastic, alex will correct me if i'm wrong though.
     
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    Cool !!! THX for the info.So you will have to have really decent shelves.:D
     
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    Yup! :lol:

    I keep in its box as its so delicate and would hate to see it get broken.

    I also collect smaller ones because space is a premium at times. :lol:
     
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    Yep,still the luck of room.Maybe some robbery at any bank, humm....?
    Some money for madels and a big house ........:lol:
     
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    "ssshhhh" you know too much :lol: :lol:
     
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    world domiantion is the next step my friend :lol:
     
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    I think we can extend it up to the orbit of Pluto for now.:lol:
     
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    Space Boys - two Australians and a Pole.:lol:
     
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    now theres a scary thought.........:lol:
     
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    look out! the Aussie/Pole connection is preparing for take off..:D
     
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    I don't collect die-cast cars, but I do have a few that belonged to my
    father-in-law. Both are "Tootsie Toys" which I understand is the forerunner
    of either match box or hot wheels. I'll dig them out and post pic's.

    Charles
     
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