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Thursday, October 7, 2010

1959 Chevy Impala Road Champs in 1:43 scale

A 1959 Chevy Impala, Road Champs in 1:43 scale.

Ixo Maserati Quattroporte Italian presidential car

Ixo maserati quattroporte italian presidential car, w/ Vanguards Range Rover and Kinsmart Lincoln navigator.
From Wikipedia:
The Maserati Quattroporte is a luxury four-door saloon made by Maserati in
Italy. The name translated from Italian literally means "four doors". There have
been five generations of the car, each separated by a period of roughly five
At the height of Fiat's styling prowess, Maserati was confident to be more
adventurous with Quattroporte IV from 1994. It was designed by Marcello Gandini,
also known for penning the Lamborghini Countach, Urraco, Espada, Miura, Lancia
Stratos, and Bugatti EB110. The new car was smaller, very aerodynamic (0.31 cd),
and featured Gandini's trademark angular rear wheel arch.
A 2.8 L twin turbo V6 was installed, producing 284 PS (209 kW), reaching a top
speed of 255 km/h (158 mph) while the Italians even had a "tax special" 2 litre
version producing 287 PS (211 kW) on their price list. Both engines came from
the familiar Maserati Biturbo engine catalog. The 2.8 was not even offered in
the home market until a year after its introduction. A V8 3.2 L Biturbo was
announced in 1995, coming from the Maserati Shamal, developing 335 PS (246 kW)
and reaching an approximate 270 km/h (168 mph).
After Ferrari took over Maserati in July 1997, it introduced a Quattroporte
Evoluzione for 1998. It featured 400 new or improved parts out of a total 800,
and also benefitted from improvements to Maserati's manufacturing methods.
The Evoluzione saw the famous oval Maserati clock disappear from the interior.
Production ended in May of 2001.

Random classic cars, Cadillac etc

Random classic cars: Rolls Royce, Cadillac, 1950s Borgward Isabella, Packard, Simca, 1930s Pierce Arrow.

RC2 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII

RC2 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII, 1:18 scale. Thanks for viewing.

Autoart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

Autoart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, 1:18 scale. In one of my favorite colors in automobiles, yellow. Thanks for viewing.

Some facts from Wikipedia:
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, colloquially known as the Lancer Evo or Evo,
is a high-performance sedan manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. There have been
ten official versions to date, and the designation of each model is most
commonly a roman numeral. All use two litre, turbocharged engines and four-wheel
drive systems.
The Evolution was originally intended only for Japanese markets, but demand on
the "grey import" market led the Evolution series to be offered through Ralliart
dealer networks in the United Kingdom and in various European markets from
around 1998. Mitsubishi decided to export the eighth generation Evolution to the
United States in 2003 after witnessing the success Subaru had in that market
with their Impreza WRX, a direct competitor in other global regions.
Japanese-spec cars were limited by a gentlemen's agreement to advertise no more
than 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp), a mark already reached by Evolution IV. Therefore,
each subsequent version has unofficially evolved above the advertised power
figures, with the Japanese-spec Evolution IX reaching an alleged output of
around 321 PS (236 kW; 317 hp). Various versions available in other markets,
particularly the UK, have official power outputs up to 411 PS (302 kW; 405 hp).
The tenth generation of the Lancer Evolution was launched in Japan 2007, and
overseas markets in 2008.
Mitsubishi introduced the Lancer Evolution IX in Japan on March 3, 2005, and
exhibited the car at the Geneva Motor Show for the European market the same
day. The North American markets saw the model exhibited at the New York
International Auto Show the following month. The 2.0 L 4G63 engine has MIVEC
technology (variable valve timing), and a revised turbocharger design boosting
official power output at the crankshaft to 291 PS (214 kW; 287 hp) and torque to
392 N·m (289 lb·ft).
The USDM Lancer Evolution IX models: standard (Grand Sport Rally or "GSR" in
some markets), RS (Rally Sport), SE (Special Edition) and MR (Mitsubishi Racing)
varied slightly in their performance capabilities. Subtleties unique to each
model accounted for variations in acceleration, handling and top speed. The RS
excluded features standard on the standard, SE and MR models (stereo system,
power windows and locks, rear wiper, rear wing, trunk lining and sound
insulation). The result is a weight savings of over 60 lb (27 kg). The fuel
capacity remains the same as the Evo VIII at 14 USgal (53 L).

Autoart Millenium 1970 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 1:18 scale

An Autoart Millenium 1970 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL, in 1:18 scale.

Some facts from Wikipedia:
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 started out as a private venture in 1966 by
company engineer Erich Waxenberger, which culminated in the world's first "Super
Saloon" or Q-car.
Waxenberger's principle was simple: Take the powerful 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz
M100 engine from the luxurious Mercedes-Benz 600 limousine, and fit it into the
regular Mercedes-Benz W109 S-Class model which only had 6-cylinder engines at
that time. The result was a nearly 2-tonne saloon with performance similar to
most dedicated sports cars of the era. It is said that Rudolf Uhlenhaut, when
invited to test drive the prototype, opened the hood at the first red light to
find out how the big engine and its supporting equipment had been squeezed in
Surprisingly, the rather conservative company went ahead and launched the car
into the marketplace at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1968, in order to make
better use of the M100 engine production facilities. The 6,500 build of the 6.3
outnumbered the 2,700 build of the 600 by far.
What set this car apart from its contemporaries in the late 1960s though, was
that it could cruise at over 200 km/h (124 mph) with 5 occupants in complete
comfort within the body styled by Paul Bracq. Later, the company also fitted
new, smaller V8 engines into the W109 series. The 300SEL 4.5 was only available
in the USA, while the 280 SE 3.5 Coupé could also be ordered in Europe.
In the 1970s, the Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 was a successor to the 6.3, with even
more modifications and power.

Vitesse Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Acropolis rally of Greece 1:43 Red Bull

A Vitesse Mitsubishi lancer evo IX, Acroplis rally of Greece 2008, winner PWRC, driven by: A. Aigner/ K. Wicha. 1:43 scale. Red Bull tampo.