Preorders close Friday 19th March and a phone number is required.
For those who are more into road cars we have two new 1:18 versions of the special “Horn Cars” offered by Sydney dealer McLeod Ford. Our Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop is being produced in Ultra White, while the later XB Falcon GT Hardtop is in the very 1970s hue of Burnt Orange.
FORD XA FALCON HARDTOP GT McLEOD HORN SPECIAL – ULTRA WHITE
PRODUCED IN COMPOSITE WITH OPENING PARTS AND HIGH DETAIL
Lastly, for Holden fans we offer the following VFII-based models in 1:18 scale. The Holden VFII Commodore SSV Redline will be produced as a sedan in Nitrate (silver) with the Ute versions in Heron (white). The HSV Gen-F2 GTSR will also be in Heron, while the top W1 edition will be Phantom (black).
First up we have Peter Brock’s Holden VL Commodore SS Group A from the 1987 Australian Touring Car Championship in 1:18 scale. While the new VL didn’t see any podiums in 1987, it was a significant car due to Brock’s well-publicised split with the factory and the demise of the Holden Dealer Team. This was the last time he would drive a Holden in the ATCC until 1991.
HOLDEN VS COMMODORE – 1997 SANDOWN WINNER – HRT MURPHY/LOWNDES
B180402J $275 Sandown 500 on the door makes it different to other 1997 Models.
Next up we have the 1997 Sandown 500-winning HRT Holden VS Commodore of Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy, also in 1:18. After taking out the 1996 ATCC, Lowndes went to try his luck in Europe in 1997, while Murphy became a full-time driver for HRT, coming fourth in the ATCC. The drivers paired up again for the enduros though and while they crashed out of the Primus 1000 Classic at Bathurst, they took out the rain-interrupted Tickford 500 at Sandown.
We also have two classic 1:18 touring cars for Ford fans:
FORD EF FALCON DNF 1995 BATHURST 1000 – GSR #30 – SETON/PARSONS
In 1995 Glenn Seton and David Parsons were leading The Great Race race by 7 seconds and only 10 laps from home when their EF Falcon dropped a valve and limped to a stop near The Cutting. A win would have been particularly serendipitous, as Seton’s father Bo had won the 1965 race and had helped build the engine up.
FORD EF FALCON 1996 BATHURST 1000 – CASTROL ELLERY/LONGHURST #25
This model is a faithful replication of its 1:1 counterpart and some of the features include fully opening parts, realistic interior, high quality paint finishing, pose-able steering and will be an exclusive limited edition of 804 with a numbered certificate. If you’re a Monaro fan or a classic Australian road car collector then this is another model that should be added to your collection.
This model is available now at the special price of $190. It was originally priced at $205 so grab one now to satisfy your diecast addiction as it could be a bit lacking in new releases for a little while.
#40. HOLDEN DEALER TEAM.
1970 HARDIE-FERODO 500.
Drivers : Peter BROCK / Bob MORRIS
Limited edition of 5004
Peter Brock’s first Bathurst drive after he got the call from Harry Firth.
Part of the Brock Collection
Biante – 1/18 Scale – Holden VR Commodore #1 Skaife/Richards 1995 Tooheys 1000 Diecast Scale Model Replica
Mark Skaife and Jim Richards’ assault on the 1995 Tooheys 1000 at Bathurst was perhaps best described as ‘the one that got away’.
Skaife qualified the #1 VR Commodore second fastest in the Top 10 Shootout on Saturday morning, beaten to pole position by the man who would later be his team-mate at HRT – Craig Lowndes.
Come race morning and the team sprung something of a surprise on their rivals as Richards was behind the wheel to start the race. Many had assumed Skaife would line-up to start the 1000-kilometre event, but the expat Kiwi was more than up to the job despite a bad season on the score sheet.
Richards and Lowndes were beaten from the front row of the grid by Wayne Gardner’s Coke Commodore. Richards settled into a comfortable second place and took just six laps to work his way into the lead. From there the #1 Holden eased away from the former world motorcycle champion.
Such was the superior fuel economy of the Skaife/Richards car it would not pit for fuel until lap 38, meaning that they were within a few Safety Car laps of being able to do the race on just three pit stops – a sizeable advantage.
Skaife emerged from pit lane with nearly half a minute back to Dick Johnson and he had Perkins’ co driver Russell Ingall (desperately trying to get back on the lead lap) formed up behind him when the first Safety Car came out on lap 47.
When the race restarted, Skaife simply blazed away from the field. But on lap 64 he limped to the pits. The tailshaft had snapped, breaking the back of the gearbox and punching a hole in the floor.
They were out. History would show that Perkins and Ingall would go on to a famous victory, but Bathurst 1995 was the one that got away for Richards and Skaife.
Limited edition only 2400 pieces made worldwide including COA signed by Jim Richards
Opening doors, hood and trunk
Highly detailed plumbed and wired engine bay
Highly detailed race spec interior
Detailed race livery.