Supercarcollectibles

17 Jul 2005 | 1,233 views | No Comment
Here’s another relative newcomer that you’ll want to add to your list of companies to watch: Supercar Collectibles. Based in Maple Grove, Minn., the company specializes in detailed models of particularly rare muscle cars not found at other companies. As a result, these babies go fast when they go on sale, and rocket in value very quickly indeed. One of my favorites is the 1/18th scale 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda with those rare triangular shaped “billboards” on the side. These were decals that displayed the displacement of the engine on the side of the car. Supercar Collectibles duplicated these billboards spot-on perfectly, and you won’t be able to tell them from the ones on the real car. Of course, as you would expect, detailing is of prime importance for this company, and it really shows. My sample had brake lines on the chassis that are made of real metal, readable gear shift quadrant letters by the console, a fully wired and tubed Hemi engine, and even an opening glove box and folding seats, of all things. The great amount of detail means you have to be extremely careful in how you handle these models. For instance, the car includes tiny hood pins that look pretty fragile, Though they do come off, they can be stubborn little things, and I suspect that’s why you’ll find duplicates of these pins on top of the accurately replicated spare tire in the trunk. Frankly, I wouldn’t mess with these given the tremendous investment value of these models. The price of these models is $64.95, and the web site is www.supercar1.com. You will be seeing more models reviewed from this company in months to come.

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