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Top Ten Die Casts

To ease your Holiday shopping needs, here are our top ten selections of diecast models, listed in chronological order by model year. If nothing here grabs your fancy, use the search box at the bottom. When you're done here, see our other Top Ten Shopping Lists.

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1911 Marmon Wasp Diecast
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1911 Marmon Wasp by Franklin Mint
Produced exclusively for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by The Franklin Mint in 1:43 scale, this is the 1911 Marmon Wasp as driven to victory at the very first Indy 500 by Ray Harroun. This model was produced to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500 which ran this past May. Includes custom outer box with photo engraving. Scale 1:43.
 
1924 Bugatti Type 35 Diecast
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1924 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix by CMC
No detail has been left out, from the fully wired and plumbed engine, fully detailed interior with real leather seats and glass faced gauges, authentic paint, and real rubber tires. This model also replicates the front wheel axle suspension in typical Bugatti slanting position with positive wheel-camber. Scale 1:18.
 
1924 Mercedes Targa Florio Diecast
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1924 Mercedes Targa Florio by CMC
Instead of the traditional white color used on German race cars of the time, this Mercedes was painted in Italian red. Rumors have it that Mercedes did this to prevent the Italian fans from hurling rocks at the German machine. The underbody of this model is made of copper. The front and rear metal springs are fully functional. Levers for the ignition and the hand brake are moveable as are the spark plug sockets. Scale 1:18.
 
1936 Auto Union Type C Diecast
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1936 Auto Union Type C #4 by CMC
The Auto Union Type C is hand assembled from 1026 parts to an extra class precision model. The single parts are of high-quality materials: 23 parts are zinc die-cast, 754 of metal, copper, or are photo-etched and 153 are made of plastic. The remaining 96 parts are screws, rivets or indicated screw heads. This model, wearing starting number 4, is a limited-edition of 5,000 pieces. Bernd Rosemeyer drove #4 to victory in the 1936 Grand Prix of Germany. Scale 1:18.
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Mille Miglia Diecast
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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Mille Miglia #722 by CMC
Our SLR is hand-mounted from more than 1,500 single parts. It is a precision model that incorporates well-documented historic details and authentic replication. Explore the realistic presentation of this great model, and you will feel somehow like Stirling Moss. But if you do not feel capable of filling the shoes of this legendary race driver, then picture yourself as his co-pilot. A miniature version of Denis Jenkinson's Roller Map is also included. Scale 1:18.
 
1958 Belond AP Special Laydown Roadster Diecast
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1958 Belond AP Special Laydown Roadster by Replicarz
As driven to victory at the Indy 500 by Jimmy Bryan. Die-cast metal body. Opening hood to show the well-detailed Offy engine. Authentic cockpit with all controls and glass-faced gauges. Top it off with a high-luster paint finish and crisp, race-day decoration. Scale 1:18.
 
1961 Ferrari Dino 156 F1 Sharknose Diecast
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1961 Ferrari Dino 156 F1 "Sharknose" by CMC
This precision model, which bears starting #2, is hand-assembled from 1,450 single parts. The front part is removable to reveal the complex structure and space-frame construction underneath. The hinged engine hood opens to allow a deep look into a highly detailed 6-cylinder V-engine, with a 5-speed gearbox and an exterior clutch. Scale 1:18.
 
1961 Hoover Motor Express Laydown Roadster Diecast
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1961 Hoover Motor Express Laydown Roadster by Replicarz
As driven at the Indy 500 by Bobby Marshman. Marshman was co-Rookie of the Year in 1961. Die-cast metal body. Opening hood to show the well-detailed Offy engine. Authentic cockpit with all controls and glass-faced gauges. Top it off with a high-luster paint finish and crisp, race-day decoration. Scale 1:18.
 
1970 Ferrari 512 S #21 Sebring Winner Diecast
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1970 Ferrari 512 S #21 Sebring Winner by Hot Wheels
This replica of the 1970 Ferrari 512S endurance racing sports car is well detailed. Front and rear body work is removable to reveal detailed engine, chassis and suspension components. Scale 1:18.
 
2011 Red Bull Racing Renault RB7 Diecast
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2011 Red Bull Racing Renault RB7 #1 by Minichamps
This is a ready made 1:43 scale model of Sebastian Vettel's winning 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix Red Bull-Renault RB7. Scale 1:43.


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