1937 Talbot Lago - 1938 Mercedes 540K - 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II - 1937 Bugatti type 57
Porsche 550 , Maisto - Porsche 356 , Maisto - Porsche 911 Targa, Siku - Porsche Carrera 6, Siku
1961 Ferrari 156 F1 120, Lesney 1962 mint-in-box - $50.001969 Ferrari 312 F1 V12, Lesney 1970 mint - $10.001982 Ferrari 126 C2/3, Matchbox International 1984 mint - $ 3.001987 Ferrari F1, Matchbox International 1988 mint - $ 3.001989 Ferrari Racing Car Transporter, w/2 race cars - $15.001989 DAF Ferrari Transporter (1:87 scale) - $ 5.00
left - Ferrari Racing Transportet by Majorette, right - Ferrari Racing Transporter by Matchbox
In 1996, I wrote an article for Collecting Toys magazine (published in October 1997)entitled Miniature Muscle. This review of 1:64 scale American muscle cars gave readers a look at these mean machines in miniature and at the end I predicted that the future was bright for many more models in this scale. While that prediction required no great insight, I have been pleasently surprised how quickly toy diecast car makers have responded.
In the article, I mentioned that Matchbox had produced six muscle cars as part of their 1- 75 line in the early 1970s. These were the 1965 Mustang 350GT #23-F, the 1971 AMC Javelin #9-E, the 1974 Pontiac Firebird #4-G, the 1971 Ford Mustang #44-B and the 1967 Mercury Cougar 'Rat Rod' # 62-B. I lamented that only one, the 1974 Dodge Challenger, #1-D was still being produced. In the past several years, Matchbox has made up for the lack of classic muscle in their annual line-up by introducing five new models.
Fraternal Twins by Shelby