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?
A 1977 Lincoln Mark V Givenchy in dark jade green
Not sure if they ever made a diecast of these models
Diapet of Japan made a Mark V, but they are scarce and usually pricey when they show up online. Matchbox did do a 1/64 version in 1979. It came in red with a white top. Of course, a big 1/18-scale version with opening doors, hood, trunk and glove box would be awesome.
Here’s a pic of the Diapet version (from addoway.com). Very nice–wish I had one 🙁
I’m a Ford and Lincoln Mercury man myself so I’m always looking. Check out B.O.S. models, I’m certain I saw a 1/18 Mark IV and V, in light blue metallic they offer. I have a few of their models, and I will tell you they are much more expensive than the other manufacturers, but they do have the one off cars the others don’t. Also, check Greenlight, they make a couple Country Squires and a 79 Colony Park but it’s always out of stock. That brings me to the diecasts I would like to see in production. 1, a 1975 Mercury Colony Park, I owned one and loved it. Also a 1974 Thunderbird would be cool, their doing the Mark’s, why not the TBirds too. I would also like to see a 1964 thru 66 Chrysler Imperial and a 1969 Chrysler 300. Oh and one always in my all time top 3 favorite cars, the 1959 Ford Galaxie, 500, and Country Squire. The 59 Fords were gorgeous and way ahead of their time relative to the typical late 50s styling.. That’s it for now, but thanks for asking!
I would love to have two things!! 1977 to 1979 Pontiac Bonneville 4 door Sedan and I would love to see 1973 TO 1975 Pontiac Grand Safari (Catalina) Station Wagon and the 1973 to 1975 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon
these dinosaurs were the greatest for us kids as we were growing up. It would be a great remembrance to replicate these models. Thanks a lot!
Any model 1960 ford falcon in stock form.
Wow! That Diapet Mark V is amazing!
I never knew that existed and its not definitely on my wish list!
As for my diecast wish, I would love to see a 1978 to 1979 Dodge Magnum XE. I know Corgi Junior made one in the early 1980s, but it has no detail whatsoever.
A box Panther wagon, naturally. I watch diecasts pretty closely, and I’m pretty sure there just isn’t one out there. (I guess I’d take a Family Truckster-ized version if someone had made that, even if I hate that travesty!)
I see there *is* a Hallmark Christmas ornament Family Truckster decoration, but I’m not gonna count that as a model …
About 10-12 years ago Ertl was set to do a 1/18-scale Family Truckster (at the time they did a lot of movie cars–Starsky and Hutch Torino, Monkeemobile, etc.) but pulled it from the list at the last minute. I definitely would have bought one.
Check out Greenlight. They make a 1979 Ford Country Squire, light blue with the beautiful woodgrain panels. It’s called the Charlie’s Angel’s collection.
Buick Century (FWD model)
Dodge Monaco (1967 or 1968 models)
Ford Fairmont (Sedan or Futura coupe)
Ford Granada (USA first and second generation)
Ford LTD or Mercury Marquis (Mid-size)
Ford Tempo or Mercury Topaz (Second generation)
I love obscure models, but I have to say that your list could also be a fairly accurate list of the cars LEAST likely to ever get produced in scale! (Except for maybe the 67-68 Monaco)
I bought a plastic scale model of the two door Granada at the time. It was made by Lindberg. I wished it was a four door at the time.
I use to have all of those Lindberg kits growing up. I customized one of those two door Granadas into a four door Lincoln Versailles, and the filled in the rear window on the Thunderbird and painted it with Ford Diamond Blue paint to make a Diamond Jubilee Thunderbird. There were many other Lindberg models inc, Dodge Charger, Pontiac Grand Am, and others I cannot recall but would love to find some. I have searched a few times but nothing comes up.
Daniel do you still have the Granada? I am looking for this exact model to take with me to car shows with my “real 1976 Granada”. If interested in selling or you know where I can get one please let me know. Thanks. Steve.
I’ve long wanted a 1971-72 Pontiac Grand Prix diecast. There were the Matchbox-sized Johnny Lightning cars, of course, but no larger ones that I’ve seen.
I also mourned the loss of Nylint several years back, the maker of those stamped tin trucks up through the ’90s. Had they still been around, I would have loved to have ordered a bunch of their plain white pickups (which resembled a Chevy C/K truck), got my vinyl guy to make a scaled-down version of my fleet graphics, and given the trucks out at Christmas to my customers.
ERTL American Muscle made a 1/18th 1970 Grand Prix a while back
Regarding the 71-72 Grand Prix – either AMT or MPC made a 1/25 scale model kit. I had a couple of them – they came molded in brown color. I have also seen a 1/25 scale 69 Grand Prix promo model several years ago (probably in the mid 90’s), but it had a $650 price tag on it.
I’d like a 65/66 Chrysler New Yorker Town Sedan. Firemist if possible, please.
I’d like to see ANY new scale models of 65-66 Chryslers. The old Johan plastic ones are priced out of sight.
Firemist? That was a line of metallic paints used on Cadillacs. Did you mean Silver Mist Metallic?
Mid 60s (64 thru 66) Thunderbirds, the “Flairbirds” Hardtop or Conv. In 1/24th or 1/18th scale/ Articulated steering, Opening hood (with correct hinges) doors and trunk. Up top on the convertibles, also. 67 Grand Prix.73 grand Prix. Capri Mk I and Mk II form 1971 thru 77. All in the same scales as stated above.
1. 1988 Bonneville SSE
2. 1978 Lesabre Sport Coupe
3. Lincoln Continental Mark VII
4. 1990 Chrysler Imperial (why not?)
5. 1962 Buick Special
Here’s a fairly amazing story for you miniature automobile enthusiasts:
I have a bunch of models for which you guys indicate desire:
Fiat 131 – Tomica F20, red, 1:43 scale; Solido 54, blue & yellow, 1:43
Volvo 240 series – 244 sedan, Intercars-Nacoral 124, orange, 1:43; 245 wagon, Inetrcars-Nacoral 125, aqua, 1:43; 245DL, Matchbox King K-74, red, 1:36; 245GLT, Stahlberg (Volvo promotional model in flexible plastic), green, 1:20
Lincoln Mk VII LSC – Maisto, gray, 1:64
Lincoln Mk V – Matchbox 28, red & white, 1:64
1960 Ford Falcon – AMT (promotional), light blue, 1:25
1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe – AMT (promotional), chartreuse green, 1:25; AMT (promotional), silver, 1:25
1965 Ford Thunderbird coupe – AMT (promotional), maroon, 1:25
1966 Ford Thunderbird coupe – AMT (promotional), red, 1:25
There was also a ’65 Bird coupe in blue & white from Dinky Hong Kong in about 1:40 scale modeled in blue & white. Also there was a ’66 convertible from Brooklin in 1:43 which was red.
– constellation –
I do have the Matchbox Mark V and Maisto Mark VII.
I also have a bunch of those Stahlberg models, including Turbos, 264s, a couple 142s and an Amazon. Also have one of the Intercars 240 sedans and the K74 Matchbox 245. I got that last one new when I was a kid; it came with a travel trailer.
But I’d really love for Minichamps or Norev to do a proper 1/18-scale 244/245 Turbo with four opening doors, hood and trunk/tailgate!
1976 Buick Lesabre or Electra 225 (any body style)
1978-82 Chevrolet Malibu Wagon
1972 Mercury Grand Marquis Coupe
1976-79 Nissan Cedric/Gloria
1980-83 Nissan Cedric/Gloria
I owned a Monogram Snap-together Chev Malibu Police car in the early 80s.
I don’t recall seeing a wagon anywhere at the time.
There are craft-produced resin Malibu wagon bodies, the ones I’ve seen have been for the 1/25 El Camino kit rather than the sedan which is 1/32 (a less popular scale).
Oddly, that Malibu police car has the rear door windows open!
Any pickup truck besides the obligatory Chevy Advance Design and 2nd-gen Ford F-Series. In stock form too. I collect 1/64 farm toys and when I saw last year that Johnny Lightning put out a mid-60’s IH 1200 I just had to get one. My only other mini cars are a Ford F-350 and a Dodge Ram that Ertl made about 10 years ago (black cabs, no opening) and a ’69 Chevy Blazer that came packaged with a JD 4320 (produced at the same time IRL). I love the IH because Johnny Lightning took the time to make it fairly accurate for not just the time, but the usage–matte dark green paint job and black steel wheels; just how it might be seen on a farm 45 years ago. In fact, the most inaccurate thing is maybe that it’s an Cornbinder on a farm of all John Deere equipment!
And while we’re on the topic, any 1/25 pickup truck–model or model kit–either as a non-regular cab, a model newer than the early 90’s, or both.
Also, when I make a new comment, I have to re-enter my username and e-mail. Does this happen to anyone else, or just me?
Several of the cars of my childhood have been available in diecast, such as the Citroen DS19 Cabriolet and the SAAB Sonnett II. Here’s my list:
’78 Ford Fairmont wagon
’69 Checker Marathon, preferably tan with a dark brown interior
’74 Ford Ranchero
’70 Chevy Impala 4dr hardtop
’74 Buick Century Luxus Coupe (sans landau top please)
’74 AMC Hornet Sportabout
’80 AMC Concord wagon
’91 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
’88 Ford Thunderbird LX
’71 Pontiac Grand Prix Hurst SSJ
’74 Ford Pinto Runabout
’85 Ford Tempo 4dr (seriously!)
Forgot to add a ’67 SAAB 93 wagon, preferably red.
And… the first car I ever rode in, a ’60 Studebaker Lark lwb (ex) taxi.
Before I say my pick, take a deep breath:
1991 Chrysler Town & Country
There I said it.
1:18 Jaguar MkX/420G
Any scale 1971 full size Buick wagon
A belated +1 on the MkX/420G. I have the Matchbox and Fun-Ho Mk X diecast models, but they’re both very small (1:64 maybe?). A larger model would be the next best thing to a real one!
1973 Buick Century or Regal
1973 Pontiac Grand Prix
1973 Pontiac Catalina/Bonneville/Grand Ville
1973 Pontiac GTO
1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88
1973-9 Chevrolet Pickup
1973-7 Ford Pickup
A V6 SE Fiero
1/25 scale please and no custom or lowrider crap!
I wish plastic model kits would offer a range of models versus stock/custom/race/lowrider. Add an extra front/rear fascia & trunklid and any Fiero could be built from one kit — I’d buy a pile of them…
One kit could build a ’71, ’72, or ’73 Riviera: what a concept.
I don’t remember the GM Colonnades being well represented in scale models at the time. Whether plastic or cast metal. I did own a Corgi die cast Buick Regal 4-door ‘Kojak’ Edition. Corgi also sold a larger scale die cast. I don’t remember a Revell or AMT version of the ’71 Riviera, however awesome that would have been.
Jo-Han had a decent 75 Cutlass based on the dealer promo. You can still get it on Ebay pretty cheap, and Monogram has a 77 Monte Carlo snap-tite. Those are the only 1/25 Collonnade models I know of.
Back in 2008, Matchbox released a 1975 Chevy Styleside in various color schemes. I bought two of the version below.
Nice color choice. I forgot about Kojak — a four-door is better than nothing. You’re right about the Colonnades: very little representation there. Maybe I’ll score a promo one day.
I did have a Monza Spyder model by MPC that was pretty cool. But it wasn’t of the same quality as the Revell models.
a second for a 73-77 Grand Prix and a 71-73 boattail Riviera
Ive also been clamoring for a 1968 Coronet. I know MPC had a 1/25th scale in 1968 and there were dealer promos but both are very rare and very expensive. They make 67s, 69s and 70s but no 68s.
I’m trying to find a model of a 3a Hillman in blue/white to match my car I know they were made but cant seem to track one down.
1959 Galaxie. Cannot find one anywhere.
I only collect 1:18, so that’s a must, but here’s my top 5:
83-88 Thunderbird and Cougar (namely TC/XR7)
89-90 Thunderbird Supercoupe and Supercharged XR7
1979-84 Mustang Cobra/GT-turbo(GMP makes Fox Mustangs but only have released 85-93 GT/LX/SVO models)
79-86 Mercury Capri RS
Lincoln Mark VII
Wow, ok a bit Ford biased there lol. But really there isn’t nearly enough 80s Ford love in the diecast market!
You left out some great FoMoCo products of that era. 88 Thunderbird SuperCoupe, titanium silver, moonroof, midnight blue interior, aluminum billet wheels. A once and future classic.
An Aero Generation Mercury Grand Marquis (92-97). My preference would be a 97, in Prairie Tan, which outsold all other colors combined.
A 2003-4 Mercury Marauder, black.
1989-90 Taurus SHO.
59 Plymouth Golden Fury.
58 Pontiac Starchief (?) with the optional 4 quad carb setup. Passed everything on the road except a gas station. One guy I knew had one and got eight mpg. But it was fast.
A 65 GTO convertible.
1961 Jaguar Mk II 3.8L coupe, British Racing Green, wire spoke wheels with knockoff hubs.
A Crown Victoria, perhaps the Whale era, 98-2011. And a same model Police Interceptor Street Appearance Package, perhaps Dark Toreador Red with White interior. The ones with all the cop gear are almost ubiquitious, but a clean one would be nice, without all the lightbars, etc.
A new Taurus EcoBoost Police Interceptor.
40 Ford coupe.
51 Mercury, option to make stock, or chopped and channelled, ditto exhaust stock or lakes pipes.
Some early NHRA drag machines…Altereds, Gas class, and a few of the famous unlimited dragsters—Big Daddy Don Garlits early slingshots, the Arfrons Bros. Green Monster.
58 Chevy Impala convertible, black w/ white interior.
An Isuzu Trooper (II).
Old school Land Rovers both long and short wheelbase, preferably in tan.
Dominic Toretto’s cars from the F&F series..
A GT-R from F&F.
An XK120 drophead coupe Jaguar.
Your quite correct. I have been looking and hoping that a Diecast model in 1/18 scale Maisto , Eritl ,Best of show etc would manufacturer more 1980’s domestic Ford U.S models in 1/18 scale . Biante makes Aussie Ford Falcons, Fairlanes and Utes , but they are a little pricey but good quality . I have a yellow 1981 ford escort (European version) Xr3 Mark 2 made by sun star a black1986 Ford Mustang SVO made by greenlight and a black 1988 ford cossworth Xr4 Sierra . I had to ” sheat ” and use the euro models ( The escort and the Sierra ) as “North American models because they were available in the North American market at the time American version of the Escort and the European Sierra ( marketed as the Merkur Xr4Ti ) I would love to have an 1/18 1983-9 ford Thunderbird , Mercury cougar and / or a Lincoln Mk VII or town car as a part of my 1980′ s segment plus there are NO Chrysler Models available in the 80’s ( 1981- 83 Chrysler Imperial coupe or a Dodge Mirada , Charger 2.2 , Daytona Turbo Z , Laser ,Le Nation etc..
I only collect 1:18 also, but I would consider 1:24.
1964 Comet Caliente
1964 or 65 Thunderbird Convertible
1969 Cougar that isn’t an Eliminator
1961 or 62 Oldsmobile F-85
1969 Chevrolet Impala
1988 or 89 Mercury Tracer wagon (was my first new car)
Claudia , if you are looking for a 1969 Mercury cougar in 1/18 scale Greenlight makes a version of that model You can find them on eBay and Amazon for about 30 – 50 dollars range .
I’m not sure the picture will come through but I’d forgotten I had these three from Solido, bought in London in 1985. They are from the Age d’or collection – two 1961 Thunderbirds and a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado, all favorites of mine. If the pic comes through you’ll see the price tag from one of them – four pounds/75 from Harrod’s. And that was a year when the pound and dollar were at parity for a brief period. Have no idea if they’re worth more today. First time I’ve seen them in many years.
I would love to own a 63 and 67 Grand Prix.
I had a lotus Europa model that I made some years back. I’d love to have it back again, but it was stolen in an office break – in. At least the Matchbox one I had since age 6 is still in my garage with my other 100 or so toy cars.
Some of my collection…
Awesome collection! Many of them are 70s classics. I enjoyed the Matchbox Rolla-Matics at the time… Like the Badger and Stoat.
Any model Franklin automobile. (1:24)
Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1957/58, 1959 and 1960!
SunStar makes a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham ( 4 door ) in 1/18 scale I have one in my 50’s segment collection your can find them on eBay , Amazon ,whole sale diecast models etc for around 50 – 130 dollar range ( depending on sellers asking price
1987 Chevy Z-24
1989/90 Buick Regal GS
1997 Chevy K1500 Silverado extended cab
1989 Olds Cutlass Supreme
1991-94 Chevy Lumina Z34
1983-88 Ford Thunderbird Turbo coupe
1989-94 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe
And thanks to this site..I’ve developed a soft spot for all iterations of the GM A-body cars..so I’ll add them to my list!
Like every real man and serious car freak, my brother and I have a slotracing track.
In 1/32 scale, Scalextric so to say.
Today, many of the cars manufactured are great, they are even more then great in detail and since one guy at the Spanish FLY company got the idea to install a magnet at the underside of the cars, they run like hell.
Thing is, I am a scenery freak, so our track is a copy of a late sixties early seventies French track and there are vans you can get from an old no longer existing manufacturar called Minialuxe in 1/32 scale (the famous Citroen H and the Renault Estafette though)
I’d like to see a manufacturar come with new kits of old cars, like Airfix we used to play with. They were cheap and you certainly learned skills to build your own plastic kit.
The Japanese Arii company have a range of kits in 1/32 from Japanese classics from the sixties which are more then excellant but apart from the 911 Porsche there’s hardly any car in their range that was sold inthe US or Europe.
On the other hand, maybe the whole plastic kit scenery will be a thing of the past soon, with the introduction of the 3D printers we may be making our own model cars in a few years time
Who knows ?
Would love to have 1:18
86+ box chevy caprice – i feel they are coming soon, been popular in movies lately
69 dodge polara, convertible
55 & 56 Mopars(all makes & body styles) any scale
69 AMC Javelin in BIg Bad colours
70 Moulin Rouge Dodge Superbee
Mk 4 Zodiac Police Car
Spike’s(Buffy the Vampire Slayer) 59 De Soto Adventurer in 2 tone(I have the black one and Gile’s Citroen DS) but have never seen the 2 tone model
I would love to see a first generation Taurus diecast. Not sure why they never made one.
A diecast of my current ride (2013 Focus sedan) would also be nice.
1/43 or 1/48 plastic 40-foot trailers, in the colors of the old-school freight lines, like CF, PIE, McLean, Roadway…and keep them under $20 so I can afford a trainload.
Honestly, I’d like models of all of my past cars:
1992 Saturn SL1
1997 Chrysler Cirrus (I have this one already, and in the proper colour)
1998 Hyundai Accent GT
1999 Dodge Caravan (have it)
1998 Saturn SL2
2002 Mazda MPV
2007 Saturn ION 2.4
2007 Saturn Vue
2007 Ford Ranger
2011 Ford F-150 (Should be an easy one)
2011 Ford Taurus
2012 Hyundai Veloster (I have seen these, but they are pricey)
Oh and throw in a 1987 Mercury Colony Park. My father had one and I loved riding in it.
A 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL hardtop in tropical turquoise.
A 1982 Honda Civic LX hatchback in light blue.
A 1958 or 1959 Rambler Cross Country station wagon in light green and dark green.
Any 1957-58 Chrysler Corporation product, except for the Chrysler 300 or Plymouth Fury (I believe that those have been done).
Tropical Turquoise was a great color. One of the first 65 Mustangs I saw was in that color.
I have a 66 7 Litre promo in what I think is Frost Turquoise, same color as my cousin’s 67 Mustang.
Hi, who is the manufacturer of this ’66 Ford?
My collection of 1:43 Ameripowered cars needs V-8 Bristols, and a Brough Superior (car).
Good to see another fan of Euro American exotics.
I’d like an 87-88 Thunderbird or 84-92 Continental Mark VII LSC. Either 1/24 or 1/18 scale would be fine. Then I would have matching models for two of my cars.
I will echo the voices of a few others…
I would like to see (any scale) post 1983 Mercury Capri RS and/or 5.0L Sport Coupe
(I have a 1/24 scale AMT 1979 Mercury Capri, still in the box)
Any year (any scale) Pontiac Aztek.
1998-2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT
1997-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, GTP or GXP
2000-2007 Pontiac Bonneville SSE, SSEi, or GXP
2005-(early) 2009 Pontiac G6 coupe/hardtop convertible and/or sedan GT, GTP or GXP
1972 Oldsmobile 442. Tons of 1970 versions, no 1972 (there is are fair amount of 1968’s & 1969’s, I have a 1/25 diecast 1968 442 in fact).
Any year 1980’s Oldsmobile Firenza hatchback
Any year Buick, Oldsmobile or Pontiac GM H-body hatchback from the 1970’s
1985-1988 Dodge Lancer ES Turbo (H-body) or failing that a
1986-1990 Dodge Shadow ES Turbo (P-body)
1987 Dodge Shelby Charger (haven’t looked lately…)
1970’s Plymouth Duster (I have the Hot Wheels version, not bad, but not great. But for my $.99, I have an A-body Mopar again…)
1962-1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo
1959-1964 Studebaker Lark VIII preferably GT
1971-1974 AMC Javelin AMX (I have these as 1/64 scale from Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Johnny Lightning, none have really good detailing, maybe a larger scale)
OK, that list is too long.
The bad thing is, I have about 1,000 1/64th scale cars already. Over 60% are still carded, the loose ones are in travel cases. I have mostly Hot Wheels and Matchbox, some Johnny Lightning, some Racing Champions.
I have the original Racing Champions NASCAR set that was sold only through Sears stores in the late 80’s, still in original packaging. I have an original Mustang promo (big scale, 1/18 I believe) with working lights, steering and motor. Some other oddball automobilia, too…
I started buying these 1/64ths when my girls were little and kept on collecting. Now I have grown children and a bunch of toys that have no home. I keep telling myself I will sell them off, but I have not had the intestinal fortitude to do so yet. That and my collection of Collectible Automobile magazines from the 80’s and 90’s. Someday…
1980-85 LeSabre or Delta 88
1982 Ford Fairmont Futura
1974 Plymouth Scamp
I can think of others, but i need to make sure i dont have them in my 500-deep collection of 1:64 Johnny Lightnings, Greenlights and M2s
The one model I really want is the one that got away 15-20 years ago *sigh*. It was a 1:24 (ish) 1936 Dodge Touring Sedan, like the real one I once owned. I saw the model at a swapmeet, but it was really expensive and I was to-ing and fro-ing about justifying it. After half an hour looking at other stands I just had to go back for it, just in time to see a customer buying it for his son… *sob*
There are other ’36 Dodge models out there, but they’re all pickups (eg the Hemmings one) or fitted with tanker or van rear bodies; I’ve never seen another sedan, and haven’t found any information of it online, so I don’t even know who made it. The stand owner at the time didn’t remember where or when it came from. I’ve since settled for the ’36 pick-up-based Shell tanker (pictured below with the grille badge from my former real Dodge), but I still periodically check the interwebs for the elusive sedan model…
Well, it’s not a sedan, but this convertible sedan is currently on the bay of E:
Wow, nice, i haven’t come across that one before…and I see the seller ships to NZ too…might have to make a wee purchase come payday… Thanks Tom!
I would like to see in 1/64 scale
1958 conv. oldsmobile
1959 two door hardtop oldsmobile
1/18 scale 1971-74 Amx. 1979 Se Trans am
It would be great to see a 1972 Dodge Polara made. Love that front grill with the headlights tucked into the actual bumper! As cop cars, they were featured in Sugarland Express, Dirty Mary / Crazy Larry, and Walking Tall. Also on my list, the 1972 Dodge Coronet with its looped chrome front bumper. They were used as cop cars in Mannix, and as taxi cabs in various movies of that era.
With the exception of the Action Racing Collectibles Dale Earnhardt 1975 Chevrolet Nova in 1:64 Scale NASCAR, 1:24 Scale Davey Allison 1975 Chevrolet Nova NASCAR along with the 1:24 Scale Dale Earnhardt 1975 Pontiac Ventura and the host of other 1:64 Scale Action Racing Collectibles/Lionel Racing 1975 Pontiac Ventura, Del Prado 1978 Cadillac Seville and an AMT 1976/77 Chevrolet Nova 1:25 Scale model kit re-releases, The other models pictured here in my Personal Collections were already discontinued many decades ago. Since Die Cast Toy Manufacturers have rudely ignored the 1975-79 RWD X-Body models especially in 1:64 and 1:43 Scale, these were the only scale model replicas of the 1975-79 Chevrolet Nova, Pontiac Ventura, Oldsmobile Omega and even the 1975-79 RWD X-Body based 1978 RWD K-Body Cadillac Seville available.
As I have written through Comment Threads on Facebook to several Die Cast Toy Manufacturers such as Mattel Hot Wheels, Green Light, Johnny Lightning, Auto World, MC2 and a handful of others, I asked them to produce a 1:64 Scale of the 1975-79 Chevrolet Nova 2 Door Coupe as shown here. Many Die Cast Toy Manufacturers have rudely ignored the 1975-79 Chevrolet Nova models especially in 1:64 and 1:43 Scale.
Gotta agree with Pedro here, I would love to see someone do a 76 Nova SS. This particular car has significant history with Chevrolet. The fact is it was the last time GM put Nova and SS (Super Sport) on the same car. Definitely worthy of having a 1/64 or even 1/18 scale.
I have written to numerous Die Cast Toy Manufacturers during the last seven years and as usual no further serious replies. Johnny Lightning said they would look into it almost 5 years ago, then it never happened and nothing came from these.
Agreed I wish they would make a 1975-9 Chevy Nova, Pontiac Ventura , Oldsmobile Omega,,Buick Skylark or Cadillac Seville x-body in 1/64 or 1/18 or any scale ,but alas no one does.
Finally after this article was written more than 7 years ago, our prayers were finally answered even though that it was better late than never. Matchbox in their regular Matchbox 2021 series recently released a 1:64 scale version of the 1979 Chevy Nova and here is the photo.
Here is a better photo which I recently purchase this Matchbox 2021 1979 Chevy Nova.
BTW on my duplicate models, I was able to easily removed the hood tampo on the Matchbox 1979 Chevy Nova. Easy and cheap solution just rub a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and along with a napkin or paper towel and scrub that decal away. Rub it firmly but not brusquely and that decal tampo will come out quickly. Don’t over scrub it roughly, otherwise you will risk taking the paint off as well.
I would like to see the following in 132/ scale plastic: 1965 Dodge Polara,1963 Pontiac Grand Prix,,1974 AMC Hornet X Hatchback,1952 Chrysler Saratoga Club Coupe
1/64 Cordoba Cordoba Cordoba!!!!
2022 and still waiting on that Cordoba.
Made one out of a two-door Monaco but it was too crude.
2023 and still waiting for that 1/64 Cordoba.
Also why still no ’78-’79 Bronco in 1/64?
Everyone’s making the F-series in those years now. Get on it, people! 😀
While I’m at it add Triumph Stag to the list.
Would love to see 1:64 scale:
1981-82 Mercury Grand Marquis (sedan/coupe)
1977 Buick Regal
1976 Pontiac Grand Prix (LJ/SJ)
1983-87 Chrysler 5th Ave/ New Yorker
1982-85 Buick LeSabre
1976 Ford Elite
1976 Chrysler Cordoba
A lot of the models wished for above have been done as of this date. But I am still wishing for a 1969 Mercury Marquis, preferably convertible, any scale, any material but small die cast would be best. Would also like the 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.
1/64 ’75-’77 Cordoba.
1/64 ’78-’79 Bronco.
1/64 ’73-’77 Monte Carlo (that isn’t a lowrider or NASCAR)
1/64 ’78-’87 Grand Prix.
1/64 ’78-’87 Cutlass Supreme (reissued Johnny Lightning is painted well, with good wheels, but casting not very accurate)
1/64 ist gen Scirocco (old Yatming way too overpriced and has ugly tampos)
1/64 Fiat Dino (old Playart is almost unobtanium and wheels way too big, and overpriced.)