Throughout history, children's toys have imitated trends in day-to-day life; therefore, it was inevitable that the rise of the automobile in the 20th century would bring the production of model cars. For several decades, model cars were marketed as children's playthings, crafted from materials such as lead, brass and tin. The most prominent manufacturers of early model cars were British brands Meccano and Mettoy, who respectively produced Dinky Toys and Corgi Toys. After years of success on the toy market, model cars slowly began to infiltrate the collectors' market, with detailed miniature replicas of classic automobiles appealing to an adult audience. Since the end of the Second World War, model car kits have proven popular amongst all generations. Although their popularity has declined heavily in today's toy market, vintage model cars remain highly sought-after by enthusiasts and can hold great value.
As New; see images and description. Liverpool, NY: Action Collectibles for Sideline Direct, Inc. / Licensed by Syracuse University, NCAA and Action Collectibles, 2003. Action Collectibles 1:24 scale Winner's Circle die-cast model stock car, limited & numbered edition of 3,598; Syracuse University 2003 NCAA Champs Car, "03" - Carmelo Anthony's only year in college basketball. With numbered Certificate of Authenticity - #923 of 3,508. COA signed by Thomas P. Kraft for co-producer Sideline Direct,
24mo. 99, pp. Illustrated. Stapled printed green wrappers. Small number stamped on a couple of pages, faint creases on the wrappers, still near fine. Guide to identifying vehicles by automobile insurance companies. Illustrated with various models of cars and light trucks showing where the identifying marks are on cars and engines.
n award-winning example of Belgium’s finest motorcar, this Minerva AK features custom coachwork by Hibbard & Darrin. Powered by a sixcylinder, sleeve-valve engine, the AK model employs a generous 149.5" wheelbase chassis, the ideal platform for this stately town car design. While its original owner remains a mystery, Robert C. Wellwood of Ohio acquired it in 1938, as evidenced by a newspaper article chronicling his pursuit of unusual marques. In the 1980s Mr. Wellwood commissioned a restoration
“A little more than a year ago I expressed a wish to my engineers,” an almost 90-year-old Enzo Ferrari told an automotive press that had journeyed to Maranello on July 21, 1987, for the introduction of a new model. “Build a car to be the best in the world. And now that car is here.” With that decree, a red cover was pulled aside, revealing the new Ferrari F40. A project overseen by Il Commendatore, the F40 was a celebration of the marque’s 40th anniversary as a motorcar manufacturer. A follow-up
PROVENANCE Original Owner (acquired new via Carson-Pettit in 1970) Dearborn Automobile Company, Topsfield, Massachusetts Current Owner (acquired from the above in 1988) EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Lime Rock Historic Festival, Connecticut, 1992 (Best of Show) THIS CAR For the 1969 model year, Mercedes-Benz continued to refine their Paul Bracq-designed W111/112 series 280 SE Coupe and Cabriolet. While a six-cylinder engine was standard, an all-new SOHC 3.5-liter V-8 was made available to keep pace with
Citroën built a mere 62 units of the BX 4TC, the French automaker’s entry into Group B rallying. Of those approximately 40 survive, according to the BX 4TC International Register, making the model one of the rarest European performance cars of the 1980s. It was also one of the most unusual. The powerful turbocharged engine was placed ahead of the front axle, and the car combined four-wheel drive with the famous Citroën hydraulic suspension for a unique and thrilling driving experience. The BX 4T
The Stanley occupies a mythical place in early automotive history and is arguably the most famous of the era’s steam-powered cars. For 1910, the nimble and quick 10 hp Stanleys were a bargain at $850. For over 70 years and three generations, this astonishingly original Stanley Runabout was a family favorite in the esteemed Fred Buess collection. It was purchased in Glendale, California in 1937 from a fellow who, despite the car’s fine condition, was fearful of the Stanley’s boiler pressure. A li
In 1996, Ferrari unveiled the 550 Maranello, a model that returned the company to its roots of constructing front-engine V-12 sports cars, and a layout not seen since the legendary 365 GTB/4 Daytona of 1968–73. A classic two-seat design by Pininfarina, the 550 Maranello had a number of styling cues that paid homage to its vaunted predecessor. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pininfarina, the design firm and coachbuilder with long-standing ties to the Italian carmaker, Ferrari introduced a ro
#24 DuPont 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1:24 Scale Lionel Die Cast Car has been hand-signed in silver paint pen by Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham. The car is a limited edition and has been numbered #/324. Celebrate your fandom with this Jeff Gordon autographed die-cast car! Each one of these limited edition collectibles is specially created to represent your most esteemed drivers. Every detail has been captured on this eight-inch scale model boasting an authentic Jeff Gordon signature. Now you can b
Produced from 1948 to 1954, the XK120 raised comfort and roadholding standards for British sports cars, as well as setting multiple speed and endurance records. Advanced for the time, the 3.4-litre DOHC inline six-cylinder developed 160 bhp, and delivered a genuine top speed of 120 mph. In 1951, the fixed head coupe variant was added to the lineup, which offered additional luxury and streamlined styling. Over its four model years of production, 2,672 Coupes were built, which was only about one t
Debuting in 1963, the W113 Series faced the weight of expectations as the two-seater sports car intended to carry Mercedes-Benz to new heights after the 300 SL. A clean-sheet design in both philosophy and construction, the W113 was built as a unibody and could be produced in exponentially higher numbers than previous models. Nearly 50,000 would be built over the W113’s eight-year production run. This final-model-year example is handsomely finished in its original combination of Dark Red (DB 542)
PROVENANCE J.C.C., Magalhães Mexia, Portugal (acquired in 1999) Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2011) THIS CAR Introduced at Frankfurt in 1951, the new W186 Mercedes-Benz 300 sedan took its place as the marque’s top model line. In many ways, the classical styling, limited production, and legendary hand-built quality of the 300 recalled the glamour and exclusivity of the top prewar Mercedes-Benz models, yet marked a significant step forward with rational proportions and modern engineeri
PROVENANCE R. Moe, San Francisco, California (acquired circa 1972) Current Owner (acquired from the estate of the above in 2011) THIS CAR At the 1971 Geneva salon, Ferrari introduced a new grand touring coupe that featured radical new coachwork by Pininfarina and a significant restructuring of the Daytona model’s 4.4-liter engine. Over two years, 501 examples of the 365 GTC/4 were built, and the model’s eye-opening features, many of which were never repeated, have earned it a special place with
The Allard’s meteoric success on race circuits of the early 1950s belies its humble beginnings as the pipe dream of race car driver Sydney Allard, whose creations utilized his significant ingenuity and American V-8 engines to compete at the highest level of motor sports. The K2 model was an evolution of the K1, and was produced from 1949 to 1952, intended for clients looking for performance on the road or track. The new “Touring Roadster” sat on a 106" wheelbase and featured upgraded front suspe
Bound in gorgeous stiff wraps with illustration of a peacock on the front panel. This was a sales catalogue for their 1927 Cadillac models (Cabriolet, Roadster, Imperials, Brougham, Town Sedan, Phaeton, and a Convertible). Beautiful color lithographs of the interior and exteriors of the car and on the facing page -- a color illustration of a nature scene (where the colors were actually derived). 32 pages -- quality production (their focus was the high-end Cadillac marketplace). Bound in a librar
Glossy pictorial tan cloth. Large, thick quarto. Approximately 450 pages. Illustrated. DVD in rear pocket. A comprehensive reference work about early Ford automobiles prior to the Model T. The book tells the story of how and where the cars were produced, sold and serviced, the development of the cars, accessories used and the different parts with information on the mechanical systems, cooling, electrical, fuel and lubrication of each model. The book contains hundreds of photographs and illustrat
From its debut at the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911, Stutz cultivated an obsession with speed. Following its 1927 Stevens Trophy Cup and AAA Stock Car Champion wins and its epic 1928 Le Mans battle, the Indianapolis firm introduced its improved M model for 1929, exemplified by this most dashing offering fitted with custom coachwork. Increased power came courtesy of the enlarged Vertical Eight engine incorporating the Challenger cylinder head and manifold improvements. When co
Starting with the 348 in 1993, Ferrari created a single-marque series for amateur and semiprofessional race drivers. The “Challenge” series proved popular with customers and has continued with all the succeeding models. Introduced at the 2005 Frankfurt motor show, the F430 Challenge appeared similar to the road-going F430 but received modifications that transformed it into a track-only race car. A stripped interior, Lexan windshield, carbon fiber intake, and lighter exhaust system contributed to
During the 1920s, Studebaker President Albert Russel Erskine pursued his dream of transforming this South Bend, Indiana, manufacturer into a giant of the American automobile industry. He spared no expense in making his latest models the finest on the road and named them after potentates: Dictator, Commander, and President. The President, Studebaker’s first foray into the luxury car market, was unveiled at the 1928 New York auto show and went on to set over 100 AAA-sanctioned speed records. For 1
PROVENANCE René de Forest, Ennetbaden, Switzerland (acquired by 1959) C.D. “Dick” Witteveld, Leiden, Netherlands (acquired in 1969) Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2010) EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Concours d’Elegance Paleis Het Loo, Netherlands, 2017 (First in Class) THIS CAR Benefiting from 41 years of controlled storage and a recent five-year restoration to factory standards, this stunning 1900C SS is one of the finest examples of the model. Chassis 02163 completed assembly in early Octob
PROVENANCE Robert Schultz, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (acquired new in 1958) William Swope, Billerica, Massachusetts (acquired in 1971) Lurz Wallem, Topsfield, Massachusetts William Clapp, Seattle, Washington (acquired circa 1976) Keith Howell, Seattle, Washington Private Collector, Seattle, Washington (acquired in 1981) Current Owner (acquired from the above) THIS CAR By 1951, Mercedes-Benz had produced its first postwar luxury model, the 300 series, which was the fastest car available in German
PROVENANCE Rex Broughton, Manchester, UK (acquired new in 1977) Martin Daly, Derbyshire, UK (acquired from the above in 1998) Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2008) EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Aston Martin 40th Anniversary Victory Celebration at Le Mans, 1999 London Concours, 2018 (First in Class) THIS CAR In 1977, Aston Martin upgraded its V8 model with a performance package centered on a Vantage-tuned engine that featured larger carburetors and a revised camshaft profile. This Vantage model
PROVENANCE A.N. Norrish, Esq., Genova-Quarto, Italy (acquired new via Stierli Garage, Zürich, Switzerland, in May 1955) Private Collection, Los Angeles, California (acquired 2007) Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2011) EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, 2010 (Third in Class, Post-War Sports & Touring) THIS CAR Developed from the two-seat DB2 – the first Aston Martin model carrying the DB designation honoring company owner David Brown – the DB2/4 debuted in 1953 an
The Aston Martin Vulcan made its world premiere at the March 2015 Geneva auto show. Drawing its name from the 1950s British Avro Vulcan bomber airplane, the Vulcan was Aston Martin’s response to the Ferrari Corse Clienti and McLaren P1 GTR programs. At the event, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer stated the model was “by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar. Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich heritage, this car tailors its po
Wunderbare Reproduktion dieses historischen, berühmten und erfolgreichen Jeeps durch die Model Car Group.\n\nEin Muss für eine Kollektion, die von wenigen Herstellern hergestellt wurde.\n\nHervorragende Innen- und Außendetails.\n\nNeu-immer in einer Kiste in einem Laden aufbewahrt.
25 Modellautos, darunter zwei Limited Edition-Modelle\n\nIn Acrylschachtel:\n\nMercedes SSKL\nPorsche GT2 Safety Car\nPorsche 911 GT2\nLimitierte Auflage Panhard 24 CT\nLimitierte Auflage Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior\n\nIn Plastikhülle:\n\nPeugeot 205 GTI\nPeugeot 806\nRenault Espace\nRenault 25\nPeugeot 604\nMini\nPeugeot 104\nAlfa Romeo 155\nJeep Willy\nVolkswagen Golf\nLand Rover\nPeugeot 406 Coupé\nPeugeot 605\nJaguar XJ 12\nRange Rover\nRenault 5\nRenault Tuego\nFiat Multipla\nRenault Clio\nPeuge
A Collection of Boxed Model Cars (9) in total. Comprises Solido AEC Double Decker RT, Solido Bus Renault TN 6 C, Corgi Tramlines, Maisto Supercar Collection McLaren F1 Roadcar, BMW Z4 Model on Plinth, Burago Jaguar E Coupe 1961, ERTL European Classics 1948 Jagiar XK120, Jaguar XC220 and Die Cast Deluxe Edition 1971 Jaguar E Type.
A Collection of Assorted Boxed Model Cars. To include Nissan 300 ZX, Collezione Ferrari 250 GTO, Jaguar E Type, Models of Yesteryear, 1914 Prince Henry Marshall, Matchbox, Models of Yesteryear Y-1 1936 Jaguar SS-100, 007 Aston Martin DB5, Maisto Supercar Collection Corvette ZR1, Bugattie EB 110, Jaguar XJ220, Jaguuar E Cabriolet, British Sports Car Classics, Maisto Special Edition Die Cast Collection, Royal worcester Corgi Van, etc. Please see accompanying image.
Manufacturer: AUTOartBrand: FordType: GT LM Spec II Test Car 2005Color: CarbonScale: 1:18Type of model: DiecastThe model is mint in box.We send all packages with insurance and track and trace code. Model Cars---
Autoart Signatur whith sertifikat.Nice super car.See pictures,never bean out of the box.Pet and smoke free home.Are you interested in discovering similar lots? Use hashtag #ItalianIcons in the search bar! Model Cars---
AUTOart Millennium Edition Chaparral 2A 1965 winner of the 12 hour of Sebring, driven by Jim Hall. Model is in absolute mint condition without damage, with original box! Will be packed carefully and shipped promptly. Model Cars---
Model of the movie's Ghostbusters van, 1:18 scale.New miniature inside the box. Miniature fairly detailed and that faithfully replicates its original model. Features:* Opening doors;* Opening bonnet;* Opening boot.With Slimer offer.Model car with a high degree of detail and with an excellent production quality the ERTL usually has. Model Cars---
Toyota Trophy Truck n° 11 - very rare model! Model in Original Box Box may have little storagesPictures are part of the discription.Very rare and hard to find!See also my other items, you only pay 1 time for combined shipment!! Model Cars---
Manufacturer: KyoshoBrand: MazdaType: Cosmo Sport 1967Colour: WhiteScale: 1:12Model Type: Resin (no parts can be opened)Limited edition: 1 of 600 pcs and numbered separatelyThe model is new in the original packaging.We send all packages with insurance and track and trace code. Model Cars---
Manufacturer: GT SpiritBrand: FerrariType: 250 GTO 1962Color: silverScale: 1:12Type Model: Resin (no parts can be opened)Limited edition: 1 of 300 and each numbered separatelyThe model is new and in the original packaging.We send all packages with insurance and track and trace code. Model Cars---