Scale models of classic cars.

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Nuno Granja
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Petrol head,

I'm curious to see your cars...

To place photos here and on the portuguese classic car forum I use the photobucket with no problems at all. The only explanation I can get to the posts with empty frames from photobucket, is that the owner of the acount did not chose the right connection between the 4 options available...

 

... or move, delete or change the photo specs on the photobucket.

 

Now to not waits the management spam control work, more americam steel, well this time with a lot of fiberglass...

 

A Chevrolet

Corvette Sting Ray SplitWindow...

 

Another one from the nex generation, with the famous coke botle line...

 

Now some raccing Vettes, two Le Mans contenders..

Another coke bottle...

 

 

 

And a more recent one, the C5R...

 

To finish with US steel/fiber glass mix, the  Dodge Vipper and again a Le Mans contender version...

To be continued...

 

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More US Steel

Two uncommun models by diferent reasons.

The Toronado, a FWD personal car penned by the great Bill Mitchell. In the US, this transmission lay-out wasn't much used since the Cord...

 

The Spanish made Dodge Dart. For decades the top of the top at the spanish luxury cars market. 

The admiral Carrero Blanco, Franco dictator nº2 was killed by ETA terrorist in one  from the second series. They put a so powerful bomb under the tarmac, that theDodge literally fly over a building. A movie scene that recreat this moment...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOkN0An3cfY

Some real pics taken "on location"...

 

The hole on the ground made by the bomb...

 

And the remains of the Dodge...

 

To be continued...

 

 

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Now to Poniys,

 

An early Mustang Cabrio, a red one as the car from intro scene of the french movie "Un homme et une femme" from the director (and petrol head) Claude  Lelouch....

The car at the movie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xb0gcpLFyc

From the same movie another famous scene with another mustang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqxQGI3BTXs

The trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D43yjI6cles&feature=results_main&playnext...

 

The famous "texan"  Mustang, the Shelby GT 350...

 

The brainschild of another texan (Jim Hall), the Chaparral 2F...

 

 

To be continued...

 

 

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To finish with US acrs from my shelf, some military vehicles and derivates...

 

Two jeeps,  Us Army  green with the wood up...

... with camouflage livery and wood down....

 

An civilian version in a fancy livery, used as a people carrier by a Nassau hotel.

 

The original jeep grandson, here on a fire vehicle version...

 

The usual family shots (the red and withe racing Corvette is not on this shots as it is later aquisition)....

 

 

Next brand... Peugeot.

 

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Before the Peugeots another model with no relatives on my shelf.

 

The Biscooter, a brainchild of french "inventeur" but spanish built. More details on page 142 of CSC May issue...

 

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At last I found and bought two displays from Lidl. I placed circa 250 1/43 models out of my 350 1/43's:

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n179/NIGA_photos/models2/IMG_1020.jpg

Here is a video of the models

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzIoQTHSolk

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NIGA 

Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you can  store most of your  "cars"... in a proper way.

We have different approaches. When i start to buy models i lived at Oporto in  a big house and no kids, so I can aford a room just for my toys.

In that room I had some recicled shelfs, bought from  second hand furniture stores...

 

In front of the shelfs (with boxes with car spares under and over...) I had a 12 meters Scalextric Slot circuit...

With an ecletic "ecurie"...

And and fleet with the finest aircooled vehicles at the padock...

During those years I had epic drives here as you can see in this shorts videos of my Alan Mann MK1 Cortina, allways sideways...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOe7zgG63GQ&feature=g-upl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hjVrWz6ceY&feature=g-upl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptKdWqNxW-w&feature=g-upl

 

Then we move to Lisbon and i sell the slot circuit and cars as I will never get all the space for it in the near future, but I keep the scale models in boxes during a few years until i moved for a bigger house in Lisbon. Then i convert an old IKEA shelf to bring my scale models to daylight.

 

The original item...

 

The work done on it...

As IKEA ajustments are very aproximative, I have done some improvments to keep dust away...

 

And finaly i manage to put aroun 500 models in it...

 

As you see the shelf is very crowded andI I'm planning the next one to organize the cars  by brands as i had at Oporto. For now at least i can see all the cars...

 

 

nuno granja

 

 

 

 

 

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Back on topic and starting with the Peugeots...

Two 203s, the car that set up the basis for the Peugeot's sucess for the next decades with a sober but very well designed lines over classic but solid underrpins.

This model reflects their own way of transatlantic look.  Peugeot brilliantly manage to use US inspired body design under european dimensions and as we know this operation isn't allways a sucecss...

To be continued...

 

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Next model the 403,

Developed under the same concept ofhe 203  but with different  style source, this time the body lines came from Pininfarina, who started with this model a long relationship with Peugeot..

 

The cabrio, worldwide famous as Inspector Columbo daily driver...

 

To be continued...

 

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More Peugeots,

 

The next model the 404. Designed under the same principles of the 203 and 403. The 404 was the 3th and the last one produced under the one model Peugeot's commercial strategy. The legend says that Pininfarina sells the same basic design to Lancia and BMC...

 

The civilian version on portuguese number plates...

 

A taxi....

 

And an Estern Safary entrant.. By this time Peugeot had established a  strong image of reliability  in the african markets...

 

To be continued...

 

 

nuno granja