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On a scale of 1:43 to 1:18, here are some of AMC’s all-time favourite lo­cal mus­cle cars.

1973 ATCC Charger R/T E49

Fol­low­ing the Su­per­car Scare of June 1972, Chrysler Aus­tralia with­drew sup­port for racing. And although the E49 Charger was the most pow­er­ful six-cylin­der pro­duc­tion car of the day, Ian ‘Pete’ Geoghe­gan – a pre­vi­ous ATCC winer – found it hard to keep up with fac­tory-backed Fords and Hold­ens. How­ever, he pushed him­self and his car to col­lect 21 points and sixth place in the 1973 ATCC. Clas­sic Car­lecta­bles’ new 1:18 scale diecast model of his E49 Charger repli­cates the 265ci Hemi en­gine with etched metal air fil­ters on the triple Weber 58DCOs. Open the doors and you’ll note the tilt­ing vinyl seats, three-spoke steer­ing wheel, soft­fab­ric race har­ness, fire ex­tin­guisher and rollcage. The op­er­a­tional front sus­pen­sion even fea­tures the unique Chrysler Valiant tor­sion spring set-up. See more of this fine model at www.clas­s­ic­car­lecta­bles.com.au

1976 Ford XB Fal­con hard­top, Goss Racing

For the 1976 Bathurst 1000, John Goss teamed up with Kiwi, Jim Richards. The race looked promis­ing with the pair qual­i­fy­ing fifth on the grid. Prior to the start of the race, Goss was taken ill, which left most of the driv­ing to be done by Richards. Early clutch prob­lems ham­pered their ef­forts how­ever, and a lengthy pit-stop was needed to fix it. Sadly, the new clutch also failed, forc­ing their re­tire­ment on lap 129. Clas­sic Car­lecta­bles’ new 1:18 scale diecast model shows the iconic XB hard­top off to per­fec­tion, with an out­stand­ing level of de­tail in the en­gine bay, chas­sis and in­te­rior, as well as work­ing front sus­pen­sion and steer­ing. Lim­ited to only 500 in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered pieces world­wide it is avail­able now from the usual stock­ists. For de­tails, visit www.clas­s­ic­car­lecta­bles.com.au

2016 Com­modore VFII SS-V Red­line

With

its 304kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8, this is eas­ily the most pow­er­ful pro­duc­tion Com­modore ever. Now, thanks to Biante, you can own one – al­beit in 1:43 scale – finished in au­then­tic Slip­stream Blue. Just go to www.biante.com.au

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