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Jaguar XJ220 For Sale

Just 271 Jaguar XJ220s were produced, and although production figures for the 200+ mph British supercar are known, production figures for this gold plated example are not…

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The story goes that Gwilo, a gold plating company, collaborated with Maisto to produce a unique gold plated range of 1:18 scale diecast vehicles. However, midway through the job, money troubles led to their collapse. It’s not clear whether Gwilo were paid for the work.

Information is difficult to come across on the actual amount that Gwilo produced, but they do pop up for sale now and then.

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The Maisto 1:18 scale Jaguar XJ220 is already excellent, and the addition of the gold plating makes this a lovely collectible. Presentation is superb. The car sits on a wooden plinth and has it’s own certificate of registration. A high quality dark green and gold presentation box completes the luxury package.

Overall, this is a superbly executed diecast, rare, unusual, and a must for your collection.

They sell for between £130 and £180

(We have one for sale – contact us for details)

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Hunter S Thompson’s Lamborghini LM002… Found! (Sort of)

It was in Morrisons, in the toy section.

Well, it’s close enough. We blogged a while ago about trying to find Hunter S Thompson’s Lamborghini LM002, and nothing came up. Did he even own it? Possibly not.

Anyway, we found this one, in miniature.

This 1:64 scale Matchbox Lamborghini LM002 is a great little representation of the famous V12 engined 4×4.

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Miniature Motoring: Datsun 510 Wagon and 620 Truck

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

Hotwheels Datsun 510 Wagon

Hothweels Datsun 510 Wagon

Theres 2 points to make about this awesome Hotwheels Datsun 510 Wagon…

1) It’s infinitely cool

2) It’s actually a very, very good replica of a real car…

Datsun 510 Race Wagon Hotwheels Real Thing

Hotwheels Datsun 620 Pick Up Truck

Hotwheels Datsun 620 Pick Up

Pick up trucks are freaking cool, and fast pick up trucks are even better. This one looks seriously fast. You can almost imagine it having a Chevrolet LS2 lump up front… It’s a rad little die cast, and also a faithful version of the original.

Datsun 620 Truck Hotwheels Real Thing

Miniature Motoring: Hotwheels Ferrari 250GTO

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

Hotwheels Ferrari 250GTO

Hotwheels Ferrari 250 GTO

Jibes about worlds most expensive cars aside, the Ferrari 250GTO is really quite the looker. Hotwheels have done pretty well in capturing the details of this exquisite design, and the black paintwork emulates the 250 GTO used by Tom Cruise’s character in the film Vanilla Sky… Which incidentally wasn’t a real GTO, it was a replica. So this little Hotwheels is a diecast replica of a replica of a Ferrari 250GTO? Inception eat your heart out. (Although we should note that the replica in the film was Blue, not Black. So this whole inception point is moot. Sorry)

Tom Cruis Vanilla Sky Ferrari 250 GTO

Miniature Motoring: Ford Escort Cosworth

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

Matchbox Ford Escort Cosworth

Matchbox Ford Escort RS Cosworth Union Jack 2

Eurgh, that paint scheme is hideous… The Escort Cosworth has never been a popular one for ‘proper’ models, and the ones that do look half decent are always let down by the spoiler. No one seems to be able to get it right, adding a plastic stick on item instead of a properly moulded unit like on some of the Porsches we’ve seen. Design wise, this Matchbox diecast isn’t bad, the shape is right, but it’s let down by the colour scheme, the tinted windows and that spoiler. If they’d just done it all one body colour, Mallard green maybe?? If anyone knows of a one-colour Matchbox Cosworth, or any half-decent 1/64 scale Cosworth then we’d be interested to hear from you.

Lego Ferrari vs Real Ferrari – How accurate are the Shell Lego Ferrari cars?

Shell and Lego have once again joined forces to offer Lego Ferrari vehicles to customers buying premium rate fuel, so we decided to take a look at the models on offer and see how they differ to the real thing…

The Lego Ferrari 458 Italia vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari 458 Italia vs the real thing

458 Italia Accuracy Score: 7/10
Well, it’s Yellow, and the front lights are the right shape, and the roofline slopes in a roughly similar way, and the rear haunches do the same thing… But that’s about it for the 458 Italia.


The Lego Ferrari 250 GTO vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari 250 GTO vs the real thing

250 GTO Accuracy Score: 6/10
Considering the 250 GTO is lauded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, Lego have sort of ruined it. The stance is wrong, the track too narrow, the bonnet too flat, the window shape inverted, the rear arches nowhere near and the deck spoiler is way off.


The Lego Ferrari 150 Italia vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari 150 Italia vs the real thing

150 Italia Accuracy Score: 9/10
F1 geeks would probably be able to tell us all about the aerodynamics of the 150 Italia from the 2010 season, but we’re not F1 geeks, so we think the 150 Italia is pretty darn accurate.


The Lego Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs the real thing

F12 Berlinetta Accuracy Score: 6/10
Overall, the F12 isn’t too bad. The front light/bumper/bonnet vent assembly and suage lines down the side of the car are good, but the car is let down by the roof and window lines. Still, it’s better than the F40…


The Lego Ferrari 512s vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari 512s vs the real thing

512S Accuracy Score: 7/10
Although it’s sort of ruined by the futuristic windscreen assembly, the Lego Ferrari 512s does a good job of emulating the iconic 1971 race car.


The Lego Ferrari 250 Berlinetta vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari 250 Berlinetta vs the real thing

250GT Berlinetta Accuracy Score: 8/10
Of the cars showcased here, the 250 GT Berlinetta is arguable the most accurate representation of any of the vehicles. The Berlinetta has an awkward roofline and almost awkward headlights, which the lego version captures well – although once again it’s the windscreen rake that let’s the side down.


The Lego Ferrari F40 vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari F40 vs the real thing

F40 Accuracy Score: 5/10
Hmmm, not so sure about this one. It starts well with the front bumper and light assembly/bonnet shape, and ends well with the classic 1980s square spoiler, but the whole thing falls apart in the middle.


The Lego Ferrari F138 vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari F138 vs the real thing

F138 Accuracy Score: 10/10
Looks good to us. It’s an F1 car, they’re all the same right?


The Lego Ferrari FXX vs the real thing

The Lego Ferrari FXX vs the real thing

FXX Accuracy Score: 2/10
This is a pretty desperate effort from Lego, who have somehow managed to make the agressive, batmobile looking stealth lines of the FXX look a bit like a 1980s Star Wars space ship, all pixelated and square.