A Con and a Cabriolet – One-off 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI cabriolet

An amazing piece of coachbuilding……………. A Con and A Cabriolet One-off 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI cabriolet to be auctioned; originally commissioned by a British playboy turned jailbird with connections to Princess Margaret but only actually completed in 1993 A 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI all-weather cabriolet with bodywork by the renowned Italian automotive stylist Frua is…

Auction prices go through the roof

I have been reading the excellent Classic Car Weekly now for a good few months now, which is an excellent digest of the classic car scene for myself as well as learning a lot about various cars, maintenance and restorations. In this week’s issue, there was a report from the recent Silverstone auction. £38k for…

July’s order

I will be getting to these in a bit, but time is being taken up with other things at the moment. You can notice the difference on the R35 between this one and the older one. Musings to follow. #july #diecast order from #japan via #japanbooster. will be #musing about them shortly via keefydblog.wordpress.com #jdm…

Tomica Series – No.20 Honda N BOX

The Honda N-Box is a kei car produced by Honda for the Japanese market. Together with the Honda N-One, it is part of a renewed lineup of Kei class city cars. The use of the letter “N” in the name was previously used by Honda for the late 1960s and 1970s Honda N360. Gotta love these boxy JDM’s. They typify the quirkyness of…

Tomica Series – No.8 Nissan Cima

Nissan revived the Cima nameplate as the long wheelbase version of the Nissan Fuga Hybrid. Instead of a V8 engine, the new Cima is now a hybrid sedan equipped with the 3.5L V6 hybrid VQ engine with maximum power of 225 kW(306PS)/6800rpm and maximum torque of 350N•m(35.7kgf•m)/5000rpm) with an advanced ‘HM34’ electric motor with maximum power…

Tomica Series – No.5 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

Tomica or Hot Wheels for Americana?? I have to say that the HW cars are very smart, but one thing they don’t have is opening parts. Oh, look – the doors open on this Tomica! Something that Mattel fails to do on a consistent basis. But in saying that, the C7 Z06 is a very…

June’s order

Latest batch in from Japan – the tossers at Swiss customs weren’t exactly careful with opening up the box either, but thankfully too stupid enough not to open the models. I have to say the Gloria is wonderful! Musings and photos to follow shortly. #Result! Just arrived today – the #Gloria in first glance is…

Kyosho NISMO 400R (1/64)

Ok, I don’t get Kyosho 1/64 as a rule, as I just do not believe the quality is all that, but sometimes, you just have to do what you need to do. I am not sure if Tomica will ever re-create the Nismo 400R, and from what I understand getting hold of the Kyosho model…