This time it’s the #98 Jim Robbins Special, a 1969 Ford Torino Talladega raced by LeeRoy Yarbrough. I built this from the HW Flames Torino on the shelf these days.
The Ford Torino Talladega was a staple of NASCAR in 1968/1969 and 1971/1972. NASCAR’s aerowars began in 1968, with Dodge running the Charger 500 and Ford with the Torino Talldega and Mercury Cyclone II. The stakes were raised in 1969 when Dodge introduced the iconic Charger Daytona. Upset that Plymouth was not…
Inspired by Hodinkee’s “Bring a Loupe” series of what vintage watches are on the market, I’ve decided to do a new weekly series of posts highlighting diecast deals I find on eBay.
Thanks to a horrible fight with the flu, I haven’t been able to get this together until now.
Somehow came across 3 RS6 Avants at CVS.
I adore the Porsche 917.
This little guy started life as an afterthought in an eBay lot of unloved diecasts. The no-name Hong Kong casting is crude, lacks detail, and was in bad shape. However, the shape was perfect.
I’ve been getting a lot of budget diecasts from the 70's and 80's. These are some of my favorite finds. I bought these all with the intention of restoring them, but a couple are too cool to tear down and rebuild.
The 1971 Ligier JS3 was the second sports prototype manufactured and raced by Equipe Ligier, one of France’s most successful racing teams. It used the traditional F1 drivetrain of a Cosworth DFV mated to a Hewland gearbox, and weighed in at just 1,430 pounds. The JS3 did not fulfill Ligier’s dream of winning Le Mans,…
It’s been a great week.
My wheel supply is running dry.
I love Lesney Matchbox cars. I love them a lot.
I came to work to find 3 packages on my desk. Beautiful!
This is a 1/43 Lola T70 from Minimodel OXA.
This Series 1 XKE is a 1/18 model from Paragon.
Here’s a fun little project I finished over the weekend. This is a Summer DeTomaso Pantera I’ve had laying around for years.
In 1/43 scale. Unfortunately I do not know the manufacturer. The diecast might be made of stronger stuff than the real one!
The Porsche RS Spyder was one of most successful prototypes of this century.
Here’s one of my favorite diecasts, but sadly I don’t know the manufacturer.
Another sale from eBay, this time running through Friday at 8 AM Eastern. A smaller percentage than usual, but no minimum amount.