Christmas is just ten days away, but I had to buy this Caddy for myself last week. First, it’s a ’61 Cadillac, and second, it’s a four-door, not the ubiquitous two-door hardtop or convertible. “Wow! A mini 1961 Cadillac? I must have it!”
It is in 1/32 scale, which is unusual to say the least. It is also very well detailed, with opening doors, hood and trunk, and steerable front wheels. This and many other Cadillac models were issued by the National Motor Mint–other models included a ’67 Eldorado, ’57 Coupe de Ville and 1918 Coupe. It was only seven bucks at the antique mall I frequent; such a deal. Looking quite nice in basic black too, I must say!
That leads me to my question. What offbeat, unusual or favorite car of yours would you most like to see in scale? And as these other pics of my “fleet” prove, the diecast car manufacturers have certainly been making more interesting makes and models of late! We can only take so many ’69 Camaros, ’65 Mustangs and ’57 Chevys, you know!
Personally, I’d love (in no particular order) a nice 1987-93 Saab 900S, Fiat 131, 1983-86 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, 1977-79 Pontiac Bonneville coupe (no Landau top please), Opel Admiral B/Diplomat B, 1985-89 Town Car, 1981-85 Volvo 240 Turbo Sedan (wagon, too!) and oh, how about a Continental Mark VII LSC? I’d even like an Austin 3 Litre! Opening doors, hood and trunk are a must.
And now I turn the microphone over to you, our viewer. What would you most want to see in scale?