By Maz Woolley
All photographs provided by Model Car World.
Model Car Group
This brand is one of the many owned by Model Car World in Germany. It produces diecast and plastic models to 1:18 scale which are diecast in China for Germany. They are very competitively priced in Europe offering a 1:18 scale diecast for only a little more than many mainstream 1:43 diecasts.
MCG #209972 Rover 3500 V8, Dark Yellow, RHD 1974
This casting has already been seen in police car livery but here it is in civilian form in a typical period “mustard” colour and with the optional boot fitting for the spare wheel which then allowed you to get your golf clubs in the boot.
The photographs suggest that key features like the “egg crate” grille, the wheel covers, and badging are all nicely captured.
MCG #209974 Saab 96 V4, blue 1971
Another seventies car and one that looks like an excellent model in the manufacturers photographs. The grille looks very good and the light lenses seem excellent too. The Saab logo on the mudflaps is a nice touch.
MCG #209973 Saab 96 V4, beige 1971
The beige version looks to be identical to its blue companion. Both colours are accurate for the period and I would not be surprised to see the car in the deep red which was often seen on seventies Saabs at a later date.
Neo is another Model Car World brand. In this case the models are made in resin in China for Germany and the cars shown below are to 1:43 scale. This range is more expensive than the MCG cars shown above.
Neo #176744 Ford Ranchero GT, white and orange, 1972
This complements the version of an earlier model of the Ranchero Neo did in black, and the Torino cars that it introduced some time ago. Photographs suggest that this model captures the original well with its car front end and truck like rear.
Neo #169249 Glas 1700 GT, silver 1965
Neo has already made the earlier Glas Isar T700 and here is the later 1700 GT. The Glas GT was a sports coupé produced by Hans Glas GmbH at Dingolfing. It was launched in September 1963 with a 1300cc engine at the Frankfurt Motor Show and production started in March 1964. The larger engined 1700 GT was launched in May 1965.
In 1967 BMW acquired Glas and a number of cars were built with BMW engines and badges before BMW ceased production of the inherited Glas models in 1968.
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