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More new models from Matrix August 2018

By Maz Woolley

All text by, and copyright of, the Author. All photographs supplied by the manufacturer.

Hot on the heels of the announcement of their new Racing Series  Matrix has announced new models in the main ranges for the Autumn. The models are made in resin in China for the Netherlands to 1:43 scale and are expected to be available between September and November.

As usual the models represent some scarce coachbuilt or prototype models.

MX20303-021 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton LeBaron cream 1941

 

MX20303-031 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept LeBaron green metallic 1941
MX20303-032 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept LeBaron green metallic closed 1941

 

 

MX40102-091 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Figoni Coupe black / white 1933

 

MX40408-021 Delahaye 145 V12 Franay Cabriolet #48772-3 blue metallic 1946

 

MX41306-011 Mohs Ostentatienne Opera Sedan gold metallic 1967

 

MX50108-131 Aston Martin Bulldog grey 1979


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Matrix’ New Racing Series

By Maz Woolley

All text by, and copyright of the Author. Photographs all supplied by the manufacturer.

Matrix has announced a new range of models called “Race Collection” with full details being available on their website at http://www.matrixscalemodels.com/ 

The initial release of models are all of cars driven by Sir Stirling Moss in the 1950s. All are made to 1:43 scale in resin and photoetched materials in China for Holland. All the models shown are pre-production samples which have been hand finished. The models are expected to be released September and October this year (2018).

MXR40108-011 Aston Martin DBR1 1000kms Nurburgring #1 winner Moss / Fairman 1959

Moss qualified fastest in this car but when Jack Fairman span the car and ended up in a ditch when overtaking an Alfa Romeo Guiletta it looked like it was all over. Amazingly Fairman pushed the car out of the ditch unaided and made it back to the pits for Moss to take over and get the car back up to first place in just three laps. The car went on to win the race.

 

MXR40108-012 Aston Martin DBR1 #7 Winner RAC Tourist Trophy Moss / Brooks 1958

Aston Martin had a good day at Goodwood in 1958 finishing 1-2-3! Moss and Tony Brooks lead home the field in this four hour race.

 

MXR40108-013 Aston Martin DBR1 #30 Second Silverstone Sports Car Race Stirling Moss 1959

A different story in 1959 as the Aston became less competitive. Moss struggled to meet the pace of the other cars and did very well to finish second to Ray Salvadori in a Cooper-Maserati.

 

MXR41311-011 Maserati 250F #28 Winner GP Monaco Stirling Moss 1956

Fangio may have been quicker in practice but Moss set of well and lead the race right until the end despite a heart stopping moment when he drove into the rear of Perdisa‘s car when braking for a corner.

MXR41311-012 Maserati 250F #1 Winner Goodwood Glover Trophy Stirling Moss 1956

Moss decided to drive the works car rather than his own for this race. Mike Hawthorn in a BRM lead from the line but Archie Brown and his Connaught took the lead for some time with Moss overtaking him and then running on to an easy win.

 

 

MXR41311-013 Maserati 250F #34 Third Grand Prix Belgium Stirling Moss 1956

A dramatic race although the Maserati could just not meet the pace set by the new Lancia-Ferrari driven by Fangio which won the race. Moss running an easy second then had a major mechanical breakdown as the rear half shaft and wheel seized and destroyed themselves.  Unlike today when an F1 driver would have been out of the race Moss could run back to the pits take over Pesari’s car and use it to finish third.


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Catching up on Autocult and others

By Maz Woolley

All text copyright of the Author and photographs provided by Autocult.

It is some time since we last looked at Autocult whose releases have continued through the year. Here we look at some of the curious vehicles from releases 6 and 7. All the models shown are resin cast to 1:43 scale in China for Germany.

#04017 Arzens La Baleine

Paul Arzens (1903–1990) was a Paris born French industrial designer of railway locomotives and motor cars. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and was able to live reasonably well on the sales of his paintings. This gave him time to pursue an interest in engineering and design.

In 1935 Arzens became involved in the production of cars. He designed and constructed a six-speed automatic transmission which he installed in an old Chrysler and proved to work. Robert Peugeot tried the car and was impressed, although hopes that the system might be adopted for the Peugeot 402 came to nothing, possibly because Peugeot had recently signed a deal with Cotal involving their pre-selector transmission.

Two years later Arzens came up with an eye-catching and streamlined two seater cabriolet prototype built on the chassis of an old Buick. The car was christened “La Baleine” (the whale). With its integrated headlights, panoramic curved windscreen (of ‘plexiglas’) and ‘ponton’ format styling the design anticipated sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. The car subsequently joined the Bugattis of the Schlumpf Collection at what has become the National Motor Museum in Mulhouse.

#05021 Fiat 2100 Berlina Speciale

The Fiat 1800 and 2100 were six-cylinder saloons produced by Fiat between 1959 and 1968. Both six-cylinder models appeared in 1959 and in 1963, a four-cylinder 1500 cc version was added to the range. The 1800/2100 were designed in-house by Dante Giacosa famous for designing the Cisitalia as well as many cars produced during his time as Lead Engineer for Fiat.

The 2100 was Fiat’s flagship car much used by officials and industrialists. It introduced the crisp three box formula that was to serve Fiat well when used for the smaller Fiat 1500 and then 124/125 and 128 saloons. The 2100 had a 2054 cc six-cylinder engine and a simple but stylish interior with the instruments clustered on the then fashionable single panel in front of the steering wheel with a ribbon speedometer. In autumn 1959, the 2100 Speciale, as modelled here by Autocult, was introduced. It had a lengthened wheelbase and different front grille. The Speciale was used by diplomats and officials. The 2100 was discontinued in Italy during 1961, when the Fiat 2300 became available.

 

#06027 Monteverdi Palm Beach

The Monteverdi Palm Beach was a concept car built by Swiss manufacturer Monteverdi in 1975. It was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1975.  The car never went into production and remained a one-off.  It was built on a shortened Monteverdi High Speed 375C chassis and was painted copper with an interior made of cream-coloured leather. The purchase price of the Palm Beach was given as 124,000 Swiss francs.

The outside of the Palm Beach was influenced by the Montiverdi Berlinetta coupe particularly its low front end with the striking narrow radiator grille and the square twin headlamps. To the rear the tail lights were from a Triumph TR6 were used. Underneath the Palm Beach used the 375C chassis and drive train as well as the conventional 7.2 litre Chrysler V8 .

 

#07010 Moskvich G2

Every now and then the Soviet Union allowed its designers to develop something which was ‘fun’ rather than solely utilitarian. Though often, as here, the underpinnings were fairly basic. The Moskvitch G2 was a sports car derived from the earlier Moskvitch G1. Instead of an open wheel car it was now fitted with an aerodynamic body (spider or hard-top) and was capable of a top speed of 139 mph. This was a very credible speed given that the mid-mounted 70 hp 1,074 cc inline 4-cylinder flathead engine was derived from an engine developed for the pre-war Opel Kadett.

The G2 broke several speed records in the USSR in 1956. In 1959, the engine was replaced with a unit based on the engine from the Moskvitch 407 and a rollbar was installed above the driver’s seat. The G2 was decommissioned in late 1963.

#09006 Mercedes-Benz G bimobil Husky 235

The bimobile is a German demountable camper system similar to those commonly fitted to US pickups though in this case it is designed to directly attach to the host vehicles chassis.  Obviously the key sales point is that you may use the host vehicle for other uses when not going camping and you may replace the host vehicle and fit it to the new one in turn. You may even by a small crane to help you take the unit off the chassis and to re-attach it. The unit is fitted with jacks so can even be lived in when it is not mounted on the chassis.

The bimobil started with a unit fitted to a Peugeot 504 but has been fitted to a wide range of chassis since including the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen as modelled by Autocult which gave it a real ‘go anywhere’ capability.

#10003 Opel Blitz Ludewig Aero

Germany in the 1930s was the home to a wide range of new vehicles and a strong trend towards aerodynamic solutions inspired by the new Autobahn network.  The small bodybuilders Ludewig Brothers of Essen bagan a fruitful collaboration with Opel from the early 1930s.  After the launch of the Opel Blitz three ton truck the Ludewig Brothers workshop developed some prototype bodies for this vehicle, one of them was a bus with a new body of streamlined and rounded form.

The style of the radiator grille was unusual – the Ludewig studio designers deviated from the traditional Opel shape, as generally seen on trucks and other buses, and created a new, rounded form for the front of the body. The engine cowling was rather elegantly combined with the rounded-off wings over the front wheels. To the rear of the body there was an aerodynamic crest reminiscent of the fin of a huge fish.  Two interior styles were seen: in the first the passenger seats were arranged at an angle of 45 degrees to the windows for the optimum view; and in the second the passengers sat on sofa-like chairs.

This bus was coachbuilt by the Ludewig Brothers in very small numbers to order because a mass produced version would have cost more than the market would pay. About seven or eight are known to have been built and many were used to ferry foreign visitors to the 1936 Olympics around as part of the Nazi propaganda effort. They were briefly in service with OBI, an Essen based tour operator after the Olympics. The fate of these vehicles was to be commandeered for use as military transport at the onset of the Second World War.

 

 

Avenue 43

 

Autocult act as distributors for this range of vehicles.

 

#60012 Dodge Charger III

This was a concept car widely shown in the late 1960s but never turned into a road going car. Indeed the shape seems to owe much to the Chevrolet Corvette. The prototype was created for the US national auto show circuit in 1968 and was designed by the staff at Chrysler’s advanced styling studios. The construction of the show car was sub-contracted to the Detroit based fabrication team of Vince Gardner and Paul Shedlik. An automotive prodigy, Gardner was barely out of his teens when he helped Gordon Buehrig craft the original clay model for the Cord 810, while his own designs included the Ford Vega sports car and the Studebaker Gardner Special. The Charger III was one of many projects Gardner and Shedlik tackled for the bigger car makers. The two-man team personally crafted the fibreglass body shell for the Chrysler show car, which was 74 inches wide, only 42 inches tall, and had a 100-inch wheelbase.

The prototype had no engine or drivetrain installed. However, the automaker’s press materials suggested that a Dodge 426 Street Hemi could be installed under the low-profile hood. As there was no engine fitted the power required to operate the Charger III’s numerous display functions, including the clamshell-style cockpit canopy, was actually provided by a 120-volt electrical cable. Photos indicate that the Charger III had at least two different paint finishes: the gold featured at the Chicago Auto Show, and the brilliant Candy Apple Red as shown on the Avenue 43 model.

Like so many show cars it is thought the original was broken up at some point though some more fibreglass bodies found their way into the world of drag racing so the shape lived on.

#60013 Porsche 645 Spyder “Mickymaus”

Developed from the 550 A and 1500 RS Porsche this 1956 prototype nicknamed “Mickey Mouse” had a wheelbase of 2,000 mm and a reduced track width. This change allowed a smaller front profile and higher top speed. The central tail section was raised to house a cooling fan as well as housing two rear facing openings for the air intakes for carburettor and cooling system. The vehicle was powered by an air-cooled four-cylinder boxer engine with four camshafts (two on each side), which were powered by vertical shafts. It had dual ignition with two separate ignition manifolds, two ignition coils and two twin choke Weber 40 DCM carbs.

At a race on the AVUS course on September 16, 1956, Richard von Frankenberg had an accident with the Mickey Mouse. The car crashed over the north curve’s steep slope into the paddock, about fifteen feet below, and burned; Frankenberg, who had been thrown out, remained almost unhurt. The 645 project ceased and work was devoted to the Porsche 718 1500 RSK Spyder which appeared in the middle of 1957.

Matrix new Announcement

This Matrix model is resin cast in China for the Netherlands to 1:43 scale.

MX20301-183 Cadillac Superior Funeral car 1970

Matrix has just announced a ‘surprise model’ which had not been previously announced but which will ship soon. This Cadillac Funeral Car looks to be a nice model of a classic Cadillac.


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Jaguar Station Wagons

By John F. Quilter

All text and photographs by, and copyright of, the Author.

A brief history of Jaguar Station Wagons: some in 1:43 scale.

Station wagons have always been part of the motoring scene in Europe although perhaps not as large a part of the market as they were in the USA from the early 1950s to the 1980s when mini vans and SUVs and more recently crossover vehicles began to displace them in popularity. In England in the 1930s there were custom built station wagons which the English called ‘Estate Cars‘ due to their popularity as utility vehicles on and around country estates,  or in some cases Shooting Brakes which were designed to carry shooting parties to the shoot with their guns,  ammunition, and refreshment. These were often wood framed body conversions on a production chassis. Woodies in American lingo. There were such conversions on Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and even Allard cars not to mention the more common Fords such as the Ford Pilot. Like in the USA these were often built by speciality body builders making for quite a variety of styles over the decades. The Morris Minor Traveller, a wood bodied estate was an in house project and was made by BMC and British Leyland from 1953 to the end of production in 1971 and it may well have been one of larger volume longest running estates, production wise. By the end of the 1950s, all metal wagons became the norm and BMC produced some of these such as the Morris Oxfords and Austin Cambridge. Others from their rivals  included Ford Consul (body conversion by Farnham) and Vauxhall Victor and Cresta PA, (body conversion by Friary and in some cases Grosvenor). Others built estate cars in house like Rootes Group whose Hillman Minx and Hillman Husky were factory built and Standard Triumph whose Standard Vanguard and 8/10, Triumph Herald, and Triumph 2000 ranges all offered  factory built estate cars. All these were lower line, or mid line, family cars where the estate car market was larger than the market for estate car versions of luxury cars. Jaguar being an up market product left the limited demand for wagons to speciality builders who often did only a handful for specific (and well healed) customers.

 

A little research on the Jaguar side shows that there were estate car conversions of the Mark II, Mark IX, and others such as the Lynx Eventer shooting break conversion on the mid 1980s to 1990s XJS and during the same era there was the Ladbroke-Avon conversion of the Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 Series III sedan. Compared to the XJ40 estate wagon prototype and conversions, the Series III did not lend itself as well to an estate modification. Its wide C pillar and slopping deck lid made for a bit of a strange look for the wagon. Its rear hatch with the oversize window seemed awkward as well as the large trapezoidal shaped rear side window.

The next generation of Jaguar saloon (the XJ40 body) was the base for some better looking and handsome estate conversions and it is known that two were built, designed by Chris Humberstone of Chris Humberstone Design Ltd. in 1988 for Hatfields of Sheffield and apparently a third one was built for an American customer and has been seen at some club events. The XJ40 conversion comes off as a better more integrated design than the Series III. The Series III retained the dual fuel tanks although with relocated fuel fillers. The entire conversion was in metal without any use of fibreglass panels. There was a also an official Jaguar XJ40 estate prototype built which never went into production. Quite handsome, it differed from the others in the D pillar area and rear hatch. In silver with lattice wheels it escaped a prototype destruction has been spotted at the Lincolnshire North Jaguar Enthusiasts Club events in the UK and differs in colour from the Humberstone designed one often seen in dark blue with lattice wheels, or wires wheels on the LHD version.

Going back to the XJS this conversion was done by Lynx Engineering who were formed in 1973 in Sussex and were known for C and D Type replicas and a few XJS convertibles before Jaguar got in the business for the USA 1989 model year. After their XJS convertibles, Lynx did have another variation on the XJS theme and this was the Eventer which was a shooting break conversion with a large rear hatch giving access to a long flat floor to accommodate luggage or whatever one puts in a shooting brake. All together Lynx produced about 67 of these, 52 in pre-facelift style and 15 post facelift, 18 left hand drive and 49 right hand drive. And just a few were made using the AJ6 six cylinder engine. The prototype of the Eventer was shown in 1982 and the last production was in 2002.

The Mark II station wagon, of which only one was made, known as a County, was produced from an idea by Mike Hawthorn who commissioned coach builders Jones Brothers to undertake the conversion. Unfortunately the car was only finished following his death. It became known as the MK II Country. Jaguar ended up using the car as fast assistance car for the factory racing saloons.

I also include a Mark IX conversion which although billed as a hearse it could well pass for a station wagon with some re-configuring of the interior. Fairly attractively modified from the sedan and devoid of an exaggerated raised roof it could have doubled as an estate car. It was an early example of a car with a hatchback. Details of the maker of this conversion are not readily available but it was produced before Jaguar’s launch of the Daimler DS420 cars which were loosely based on some of the mechanicals of the Mark X saloon. Being a much larger car it was more suitable for a conversion to a hearse and there were many various conversions done over this car’s long production run.

And finally, there is Jaguar’s first in-house production wagon, the X Type, the first Jaguar designed by Ian Callum and launched a few years after the saloon version. Known as the Sportwagon in the USA it was not a big seller but was notable as the first true Jaguar production wagon. A pity, as it seemed a useful and well-designed variation of the X Type but it carried the same Ford Mondeo stigma as the sedan.

In the ever comprehensive world of 1:43 scale models each of the above mentioned cars have been replicated in miniature either in the past or currently. The earliest being the Mark IX which was done by two model makers, the French company Provence Moulage as a resin kit and as a fully built model by Milestone Miniatures in white metal. Both are rare and long out of production. Provence Moulage also did the Mark II County as a resin kit. Moving to more recent items the Ladbroke Avon Series III XJ wagon is a product of Matrix scale models www.matrixscalemodels.com It was produced in pale primrose or light metallic blue and also has some chassis detail. However, these resin collectable replicas are produced in limited production numbers (albeit greater that the real car) and would now only be available on the secondary market.

The Lynx Eventer was done a number of years ago in resin as a kit by Provence Moulage in France. It came with BBS type accessory wheels, left hand drive and decals for the bonnet and hatch. The more recent Eventer was a Premium X model in a dark metallic blue, right hand drive and a biscuit interior. A fair amount of chassis detail is also provided. Wheels are the “starfish” type. Judging by the weight this item metal diecast. Interestingly, Matrix also did an Eventer, in light metallic blue but this one is a resin item.

The pictured Mark II County is a long obsolete built kit by Provence Moulage but more recently Matrix, who often seem to find rare and unique Jaguars to replicate, have produced a black County in resin with disc wheels. Certainly the Matrix version would be easier to find currently.

Going still more modern we have the circa 1988-1990 XJ6 wagon in dark metallic blue produced in miniature by NEO scale models. http://neoshop.replicars.nl/index.php. At this writing this model is currently available.

And finally, we have a replica of the first production Jaguar wagon, the X Type Sportwagon. This one was done by Premium X under their number PR095 in silver with left hand drive and even a tiny leaper on the hood, and some chassis detail showing the dual exhaust systems and suspension. The interior is two tone black and grey.

Although not truly a station wagon there is already a replica of the F Pace produced in 1:43 scale and model collectors eagerly await one of the Chinese based model makers to launch an XF Sport Break in 1:43 scale. Will it be NEO, Matrix, or Premium X all who have all done multiple Jaguars in the past?


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Massive Matrix

By Maz Woolley

All text by, and copyright of Maz Woolley. Photographs supplied and copyright of the Manufacturer.

55 years ago in 1963 the Porsche 901 was first shown to the public at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (Frankfurt Motor Show).  By 1964 the first cars were reaching the hands of garages for sale as the 901 but when it was shown at the Paris Motor Show Peugeot pointed out that they had already registered numbers with a 0 (zero) in the middle and Porsche had to rename the car and chose to call it the  911 a name which is still with us today.

The work on what became the 911 started in the late 1950s with sketches by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche  of a larger and faster replacement for the 356. The 911 when launched had a boxer six cylinder engine of 2 litres and could seat two small rear passengers as well as driver and front seat passenger.

We have recently seen a trend for model makers to produce to larger scales with lots of 1:18 and quite a few 1:12 scale models launched recently. But here Matrix go even bigger presenting a museum standard scale model made in China in Resin for the Netherlands to 1:6 scale. It has taken almost 2 years for Matrix to develop this large model. A small team of engineers has worked on this and has had a few false starts and the need to rework many parts as they have worked to  capture a car in this large scale for the first time. It takes more than 245 parts build this car. Even the smallest light bulbs and the seat rails are modelled as are the Porsche logo on the horn and the under bonnet grille.

Matrix have launched the car in silver metallic and bahama yellow. It is also possible to get Matrix to make a ‘bespoke’ version build to your own specifications at extra cost.

All photographs have been supplied by Matrix and show a very impressive model for Porsche 911 fans. The model will take up a lot of display space as it is well over two feet in length!

I wonder how many more very large scale models we will see from resin producers over the next year?

 


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Matrix Models Announced to May 2018

By Maz Woolley

All photographs are of prototypes supplied by Matrix

Matrix have now announced a whole group of new models shipping over the next few months. Most of these are also new mouldings being seen for the first time in their range. As ever luxury coach built vehicles are to the fore.  Some models do not yet have a prototype ready to be shown but most do and these are shown below.

A re-colour of an existing model is expected in March

MX10108-053 Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake by Harold Radford 1964 Silver

 

All the remaining vehicles listed are wholly new models.

No prototype picture available

MXLM03-1608 Pegaso Z-102 BS 2.5 Cupola Coupe yellow 1953 LOUWMAN MUSEUM COLLECTION Expected April

 

MX41002-091 Jensen Interceptor Series II FF 1970 silver Expected April

 

MX41302-111 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D (W07) Hermann Göring 1937 Blue Expected April

 

MX41302-121 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D 1938 black Expected April

 

MX50806-041 Hispano-Suiza H6B Park Ward Coupe #11608 1927 green Expected April

 

MXLM03-1705 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Special Saloon Vignale 1954 silver LOUWMAN MUSEUM COLLECTION Expected April

 

MX41302-131 Mercedes-Benz 500K Spezial Stromlinienwagen Tan Tjoan Keng 1935 white Expected May

 

No prototype picture available

MX41607-071 Porsche 356 America Roadster 1952 green Expected May

 

MX50307-021 Cord L-29 Speedster by LaGrande 1931 maroon and cream Expected May

 

No prototype picture available

MX50406-021 Duesenberg JN 559-2587 Rollston 1935 brown
Expected May

 

MX51601-011 Packard Super 8 Sport Sedan by Darrin 1940 green Expected May

 

MX51705-081 Rolls-Royce Phantom Tourer by Barker #820R 1929 yellow and aluminium Expected May

 

MX51705-251 Rolls-Royce Freestone & Webb Silver Wraith Limousine #FLW26 1957 maroon and black Expected May

 

MX52108-021 Voisin C28 Aerosport silver 1935 Expected May

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Matrix October to December 2017

By Maz Woolley

Matrix have recently announced some new models. The release dates for these extend up to the end of the year. All the models of the prototypes shown will be made in resin to 1:43 scale in China for the Netherlands.

As has become usual these days for Matrix all the vehicles modelled are small volume coach built vehicles.

MX11502-051 Opel Admiral B LWB Miesen Ambulance beige 1970

Expected October

MX50102-061 Alfa Romeo 6C Berlinetta Sport Castagna grey 1939

Expected October

MX40406-031 Duesenberg SJ 533-2582 Town Car LWB Bohman & Schwartz black 1935

Expected November

MX41001-111 Jaguar MKII Country Estate black 1963

Expected November

MX41302-111 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D (W07) 1938

No photograph available

Expected November

MX40406-041 Duesenberg SJ 544-2570 Bohman & Schwartz Convertible Sedan white 1936

Expected December

MX50402-031 Daimler Corsica Concept metallic bleu 1995

Expected December


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Matrix 1:18 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe

By Maz Woolley

All photographs supplied by Matrix.

Matrix latest announcement is of a 1:18 scale 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe styled by Vignale. This model is being released in two colour schemes. The 212 replaced the 166 and 195 models and was again a car that could be used to race or use on the road. As was typical various Italian stylist produced bodies for this car.

The photographs show that this model has been very finely made with wire wheels that look like real ones!

MXL0604-011 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe Vignale red / black 1953

MXL0604-012 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe Vignale black / metallic green 1953


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Matrix New Releases announced July 2017

By Maz Woolley

All photographs supplied by Matrix.

Matrix latest announcement covers new models which are intended for release in August and September. Not all have samples produced yet. All models listed are to be made in resin to 1:43 scale in China.

MX40103-031 Allard P2 Safari Station Wagon white 1954


 

MX41705-122 Phantom Experimental Vehicle #10EX by Barker 1926


 

MX50102-071 Alfa Romeo 1900L Ti Pininfarina Coupe white 1954


 

MX50206-061 Buick Series 40 Lancefield Drop Head black 1938


 

No pre-production sample available for display

MX51302-011 Mercedes-Benz W194 300SL Transaxle


 

MX51904-021 Talbot Lago T26 Stabilimente Farina Cabriolet black 1951


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Resin Roundup June 2017

By Maz Woolley

All photographs have been supplied by the manufacturers who hold the copyright for the images.

Here are a few of the recent announcements of resin models from Matrix and from Best of Show (BoS) and Neo. All these models are moulded in resin in China in various scales stated below.

Matrix

The models shown below are to 1:43 scale and are for release between June and August 2017.

MX50806-031 Hispano Suiza K6 Break de Chasse Franay #15121 green metallic 1937 expected June
MX50102-081 Alfa Romeo 2000 Praho Touring dark green 1960 expected June/July
MX51705-111 RR Phantom II Continental Figoni & Falaschi Berline #2MS black 1932 expected July
MX51608-011 Pegaso Z-102 Thrill Coupe red / black 1953 expected August

Neo

 

All the Neo models listed are to 1:43 scale and should now be available.

MG TD MkII, white, RHD, 1950
Chevrolet Special De Luxe Convertible, beige, 1941
Dodge Sportsman, San Diego Police Ambulance, 1973
Hudson Italia, silver, 1954

 

Best of Show (BoS)

1:18 scale

These models should all now be available.

Chevrolet Apache Pickup, light blue, 1959
Dodge Coronet Club Coupe, light blue/white, 1952
Rover P5B Coupe, Dark green and light grey, RHD, 1971

1:87 Scale

 

These models should now be available.

Mercedes 600 Pollmann, Black, 1969, hearse
Buick Century Caballero, red/white, 1958

 


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