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Increasingly sought after worldwide, the 1:18 scale has now become a point of reference, and is greatly appreciated by every generation of collectors and car enthusiasts.

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  • The 2CV Dolly was a limited series of the French auto-mobile icon. The Dolly had the specificity of being produced in seven different versions, manufactured through three different series consecutively. This Vallelunga Red/Cormorant Grey version came on the 21st March 1985. Based on the 2CV6 Special, it shared its counterpart’s round headlights, grey...

  • The HY was born in 1948. Post-war France had much need for utility vehicles to help rebuild the country and kick-start the economy. It was under the guidance of Pierre Boulanger that this vehicle appeared, with practicality, solidity and recycling existing parts being its main objectives. It would make many a tradesman happy, along with the national...

  • As the most produced version of the Fiat 500, the L was a crock pot of everything good about Italy. With its tricoloured adhesive bands and chequered roof, it quickly became an ambassador for the dolce vita. Commercialised in the summer of 1968, and kept its original 499,5 cm³ engine with a moderate 18 horsepower. This cavalry allowed it to push up to a...

  • Appearing in 1968, the 500 L was the luxury variant of the Fiat 500. It was equipped with reinforced bumpers, but more importantly saw its interior revamped. The dashboard was entirely re-coated, the meters taken from the Fiat 850, the new seats were more comfortable, and the chair back could be repositioned manually. This version was a commercial...

  • The Renault 5 Turbo was a true legend of Group B and international rallying. With its wide wings and centrally-positioned rear engine it made for a fearsome opponent in specials. This particular version was placed by Alain Serpaggi and Yves Legal in the Lozère rally of 1984. Its 1397 cm3 engine, along with its turbo, proved Renault’s natural talent at...

  • The Lancia Delta Integrale succeeded the 4WD in 1988 to perpetuate the domination of the brand in the world rally championship. The Integrale 16V version was equipped in 1990 with the 16-valve engine from the Lancia Thema. With its over-steer and increased power, it became even more bestial with its bonnet engine being modified to integrate its new turbo....

  • In 1974, the Beetle had made way for the Golf on the German production lines. This did not stop the brand from continuing on with its iconic model, this time with a limited Big series. The latter was marketed in England, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Germany. It was equipped with a unique dashboard, a sports steering wheel and a 1600 cm³ engine of 50...

  • So as to go beyond the single car in the brand stereotype of the Beetle, Volkswagen made several gambles during the seventies. Amongst these was a new compact car presented in 1973, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Its success was instantaneous, and the Golf became a landmark for compact sedan hatchbacks with its GTI version boosting the brand with its...

  • The GTL appeared in May 1986. Its mission was to renew the celebrated 4L’s image by modernising its appearance. It was equipped with protective lateral bands of grey, matching the colours of the bumpers. Its Cleon 1108 cm³ engine was able to consume only 5,4L to 100 km. As it became the GTL Clan, it adopted a new interior, with tilting seats, a digital...

  • The Mini appeared in 1959, and brought with a revolution for the automobile industry. This compat model was the brain child of Sir Alec Issigonis. Sold by different brands, it would bear the markings of Austin, Morris, Wolseley, Leyland, Innocenti, before eventually finishing up with Rover. When the latter was purchased in 1994 by BMW, it continued its...

  • When it appeared at the Paris show of 1955, the Citroën DS had the effect of a bombshell. Developed under the code name VGD (Véhicule de Grande Diffusion, Large Circulation Vehicle), it brought to the market original ideas such as its hydropneumatics suspension. A simplified version was presented following a push by Pierre Bercot, head of the company. It...

  • When it appeared at the Paris show of 1955, the Citroën DS had the effect of a bombshell. Developed under the code name VGD (Véhicule de Grande Diffusion, Large Circulation Vehicle), it brought to the market original ideas such as its hydropneumatics suspension. A simplified version was presented following a push by Pierre Bercot, head of the company. It...

  • The Citroën Traction came with a number of technological breakthroughs. When it came out in 1938, it abandoned the idea of propulsion that gave it front-wheel drive, its structure was monohulled, its brakes hydraulic, and its suspension was equipped with 4 independent wheels. The handling and technological advancements of the 11CV suddenly put all its...

  • The Targa Florio is one of the oldest, most dangerous, sinewy racing circuits in the world. It has more than 1000 bends, in other words a turn every 90 metres. In 1973, Martini Racing placed their 911 RSR on the track, shedding as much weight from it as they could using fibreglass. The competition-grade pneumatics and its 2.7 litre engine pushed to 210...

  • This Porsche 911 joined the world back in 1973, with the ambition of becoming part of the European GT championship. The objective was to beat its Ferrari rival who, with its 365 GTB Daytona was equipped with an engine twice the size of the German's. The base of the car was a 911 S that had already proven itself in rallies. The weight was reduced to a...

  • The Renault 5 Turbo, the sports version of the urban Renault, was entirely rethought. Its purpose was to validate the 400 units necessary to accredit it for rally-driving. Its Cléon Fonte engine was redesigned by Alpine. With its newly-installed turbo, it could reach 160 hp, and had 1.4 liters. The positioning of the propulsion unit was changed, placing...

  • In 1981, for the twelfth film in the James Bond franchise, Citroën jumped at the opportunity to plug their famous 2CV. Four special cars were used for the film. This series was based on the 2CV6, inheriting square front lights and disk brakes, and coloured a Helios yellow. 1000 cars were produced, 500 of which were for France, the other 500 for the...

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