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    960 Plymouth Fury Hard Top. 1:18 scale diecast collectible model car. This Plymouth Fury is about 12" long die-cast metal car with openable hood, doors & trunk. The 1960 Plymouth Fury is manufactured by SunStar. Item 5422 is in CARAMEL METALLIC & OYSTER WHITE 2-tone colors. Individually packed in a box. Box size: 14.75"L x 6.75"W x 6"H.
    Features include:
    • Opening front doors with fully detailed panels
    • Opening trunk complete with detailed spare wheel and correct pattern matting
    • Highly detailed and functional hood hinges
    • Movable individual windshield wipers
    • Positional sun visors
    • Fully detailed cockpit and dashboard
    • Forward-folding front seat backs
    • Operational steering
    • Correct tire tread pattern
    • Fully detailed chassis
    • Detailed front and rear spring suspension
    • Fully detailed cockpit and dashboard
    • Rear license plate can be opened

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  • M1163 SUN6110 1931 FORD MODEL A PICKUP GREY 1:18 (M1163 SUN6110 1931 FORD MODEL A PICKUP 1:18)
    For 1931, the last year of Model A production, Ford offered a larger pickup box (22.2 cubic feet versus 16.8) and even more exterior color choices to buyers. They also offered a limited production pickup for people who wanted something special. This pickup was called the Model A Deluxe Pickup and it featured a unique, slab-sided pickup box that bolted to the back of a Closed Cab making the two separate pieces look like one. Chrome plated brass rails were added to the top of the bed sides to provide a distinctive look to these trucks. In addition all the nickel plated trim elements found on the Deluxe Model A cars were also used on these trucks. Most of them were painted white with black fenders and top panel. Only 293 of them were produced and about 100 of them were used by General Electric technicians who worked on refrigerators. Ford also offered a Canopy Top (Type 65-A) Option for their pickups for those people who wanted a covered pickup to use in their businesses.
    Ford produced 29,545 pickups before they stopped production of their 1931 Model A trucks in March of 1932. That brought to a close the Model A Era which saw Ford produce some of their most popular vehicles build during the past century. Vehicles that had such an impact they are still popular today almost 70 years after the last one was produced in the United States.
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  • M1165 SUN6121 1931 FORD MODEL A ROADSTER 1:18 (M1165 SUN6121 1931 FORD MODEL A ROADSTER 1:18)
    If you could have any body style of the Model A Ford, what would you choose?

    Among Model A Ford enthusiasts, the choice would likely be the 1930 – 1931 Deluxe Roadster! The Town Car and Deluxe Phaeton are favorites of some, but for sheer sportiness and driving enjoyment, none matches the Deluxe Roadster of 1930 – 1931. It is a car of classy lines and sparkle. 
    The Deluxe Roadster was announced in late July 1930 and reached the dealers in August 1930. It was the beginning of the Great Depression and Chevrolet and Plymouth were outselling Ford. Henry responded in 1930 and 1931 by introducing several deluxe models including the Deluxe Roadster. It was styled as a “sporty” automobile, and this image was stressed in Ford Advertising. Young men and women attired in the current fashions were pictured stepping into their Deluxe Roadster (top down, windshield folded) at the golf course or yacht harbor. In 1931 the price was reduced from $520 to $475 and the luggage rack and rear straight bumper were sold as accessories and side mount spare tire was moved to the rear like most other Model A’s. Ford production in 1931 was half of what it was in 1930, yet 56,702 Deluxe Roadsters were produced (90% of all the Ford roadsters produced in 1931) largely due to the attractive price and sporty appeal. The Deluxe Roadster climbed to 10.2% of total Ford production in 1931.
    During the Model A years, 1929 to 1931, there were 32 assembly plants throughout the US. The primary production and assembly plant was the Rouge Plant in Dearborn, MI. “Knocked-down” unpainted bodies and parts for assembly were shipped to the various assembly plants in freight cars from Dearborn. Assembly Plant letter codes and numbers were stamped on the front cross-member of the body (was not uniformly followed at all plants). With this information, it is possible to identify the original assembly plant for a specific car. The engine number is used in determining the month of manufacture. When the engine was fitted to the frame, the engine number was stamped on the left frame side rail near the cowl.

    This 1931 Ford Deluxe Roadster , was assembled at the Cincinnati, OH Ford Plant in April 1931. Finished in Stone Brown with Stone Deep Gray trim on raised molding and belt rail, the Wheels and pinstripe are Tacoma Cream. Front and rear fenders, front splash shield, running board shields are Black. The Top is Olive Drab (stay fast fabric) and Tan Drab on interior. Front seat two tone Tan Bedouin Grain leather, and rumble seat and trim panels two tone Tan Bedouin Grain artificial leather. Correct Goodyear 4.50-19 black wall tires with the unique 1931 silver stripe and blue/yellow colored flag. Accessories. Factory installed dual side mount spare wheel carriers, straight rear bumper, and rear luggage rack. 

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    In their day, wooden bodied station wagons were work horses. Considered unattractive and strictly utilitarian, they were produced in low numbers. Then after a half century of production, they were gone, discontinued, largely because they were so difficult to manufacture and maintain. Yet today, they can sell for more than a house and are considered classic beauties.

    Sometime in the late 19th century, a forgotten mechanic fastened a primitive engine to a horse drawn wagon creating the first horseless wagon. The details have been lost to history but from that humble beginning, a style of automobile was born, one that still exercises influence upon us over 100 years later.

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    The last Studebaker until the Avanti to have styling influenced by industrial designer Raymond Loewy's studio, the Golden Hawk took the basic shape of the 1953–55 Champion/Commander Starliner hardtop coupe but added a large, almost vertical eggcrate grille and raised hoodline in place of the earlier car's swooping, pointed nose. At the rear, a raised, squared-off trunklid replaced the earlier sloped lid, and vertical fiberglass tailfins were added to the rear quarters. The Golden Hawk was two inches shorter than the standard Hawk at 53.6 inches.
    The Golden Hawk was continued for the 1957 and 1958 model years, but with some changes. Packard's 
    Utica, Michigan, engine plant was leased to Curtiss-Wright during 1956 (and eventually sold to them), marking the end of genuine Packard production. Packard-badged cars were produced for two more years, but they were essentially rebadged Studebakers. The Packard V8, introduced only two years earlier, was therefore no longer available. It was replaced with the Studebaker 289 in³ (4.7 L) V8 with the addition of a McCulloch supercharger, giving the same 275 hp (205 kW) output as the Packard engine. This improved the car's top speed, making these the best-performing Hawks until the Gran Turismo Hawk became available with the Avanti's R2 supercharged engine for the 1963 model year.
    The Golden Hawks were 203.9 inches (5,180 mm) long.
    [4] A padded dash was standard.[4]
    Styling also changed somewhat. A fiberglass overlay on the hood was added, which covered a hole in the hood that was needed to clear the supercharger, which was mounted high on the front of the engine. The tailfins, now made of metal, were concave and swept out from the sides of the car. The fins were outlined in chrome trim and normally were painted a contrasting color, although some solid-color Golden Hawks were built.
    Halfway through the 1957 
    model year, a luxury 400 model was introduced, featuring a leather interior, a fully upholstered trunk, and special trim. Only 41 of these special cars were produced, and very few of the 41 exist today. One of them is housed at the Studebaker Museum in South Bend.
    For 1958, the Golden Hawk switched to 14-inch wheels instead of 15-inch wheels, making the car ride a little lower. The 15-inch wheels, however, were available as an option. Other styling changes included a new, round Hawk medallion mounted in the lower center of the grille, and the available contrasting-color paint was now applied to both the roof and tailfins. One unique feature was a 
    vacuum gauge on the instrument panel..Padded dash boards were standard.
    Several minor engineering changes were made for '58, including revisions to the suspension and driveshaft that finally allowed designers to create a three-passenger rear seat. Earlier models had seating for only two passengers in the rear because the high driveshaft "hump" necessitated dividing the seat; a fixed arm rest (later made removable because of customer requests) was placed between the rear passengers in earlier models.

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    The Eldorado Brougham — designed in 1954 as Cadillac’s dream car for the General Motors Motorama of 1955. From the beginning, the Brougham was a pace-setting vehicle with styling and engineering features destined to be incorporated into lesser cars in future years. Two years of concentrated testing and development went into the Brougham helping designers in their continuous search for a better way to build the best automobile.
    Cadillac engineers came up with a special body for the Brougham alone. It was built by Fisher Body’s Fleetwood plant, builders of all Cadillac bodies.
    Among the outstanding engineering features which exemplify the extensive study that went into the makeup of the Brougham are air suspension, a four headlamp system and a tubular center X-frame.
    The use of air springs marks the first time that such a system had been used on an automobile. The system provides an individual air spring unit at each wheel. Air is supplied to the spring units through leveling valves so that the car remains level with varying loads and road conditions, thus contributing to the Brougham’s appearance as well as assuring consistently easy handling and smooth riding quality.
    The interior of the Brougham is luxurious to a high degree with some 45 choices of trim and color combinations available during ordering. Carpeting was available in either mouton, a specially processed lamb skin, or high-pile nylon Karakul.
    There is a special heating system with both front and rear compartment outlets. The under-seat heaters for the rear can be operated individually by the passengers. To complete the year-round comfort, each Brougham contains a front-mounted Cadillac air conditioner.
    Steering, braking and window controls (including ventipanes) are power operated on the Brougham.
    Each feature of the Brougham — as the car itself — was designed to improve comfort, safety and convenience for the driver and passengers. The inquiring minds of Cadillac engineers and designers came up with the finest car possible in 1957.

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    The Mark IV brought the most comprehensive changes to the Spitfire. It featured a completely re-designed cut-off rear end, giving a strong family resemblance to the Triumph Stagand Triumph 2000 models, both of which were also Michelotti-designed. The front end was also cleaned up, with a new bonnet pressing losing the weld lines on top of the wings from the older models, and the doors were given recessed handles and squared-off glass in the top rear corner. The interior was much improved: a proper full-width dashboard was provided, putting the instruments ahead of the driver rather than over the centre console. This was initially black plastic however was replaced with wood in 1973.
    The 75 horsepower engine was now rated at 63 horsepower (for UK market employing the 9:1 compression ratio and twin SU HS2 carburetors; the less powerful North American version still used a single Zenith Stromberg carburetor and an 8.5:1 compression ratio) due to the German DIN system; the actual output was the same for the early Mark IV. However, it was slightly slower than the previous Mark III due to carrying more weight, and employing a taller 3.89:1 final drive as opposed to the earlier 4.11:1.
    The engine continued at 1296 cc, but in 1973 was modified with larger big-end bearings to rationalize production with the TR6 2.5 litre engines, which somewhat decreased its "revvy" nature; there was some detuning, to meet new emissions laws, which resulted in the new car being a little tamer. With the overall weight also increasing to 1,717 lb (779 kg) the performance dropped as a consequence, 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) now being achieved in 15.8 seconds and the top speed reducing to 90 mph (140 km/h).[1] The overall fuel economy also dipped to 32mpg.[1] The gearbox gained synchromesh on its bottom gear.
    An all-new hardtop was also available, with rear quarter-lights and a flatter rear screen.
    By far the most significant change to the Mark IV was to the rear suspension, which was de-cambered and redesigned to incorporate what Triumph called a "Swing Spring". With this system one leaf was eliminated from the stack and only the bottom leaf was attached rigidly to the differential. The remaining leafs were mounted such that they were able to pivot freely. With this change Triumph was able to eliminate the worst characteristics of the original swing-axle design. This was a different approach than that taken with the Triumph GT6 Mk II (GT6+) and Triumph Vitesse Mark 2, both of which received new lower wishbones and Rotoflex half-shaft couplings. In either case the result on all these cars was safe and progressive handling even at the limit.
    The Mark IV went on sale in the UK at the end of 1970 with a base price of £735.[1]

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    The Impala was restyled on the GM B platform for the first time for 1961. The new body styling was more trim and boxy than the 1958–1960 models. Sport Coupe models featured a "bubbleback" roof line style for 1961, and a unique model, the 2-door pillared sedan, was available for 1961 only. It was rarely ordered and a scarce collectible today. The rare Super Sport (SS) option debuted for 1961. This was also the last year the top station wagon model would have the Nomad name. 

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