VAZ Lada Niva 1:43 £6.99
This little blue beauty is another diecast that originated with an European partwork publication, and for the low cost it captures what to most of Europe was a similarly low-cost 4x4. Like the full size Niva, what you get for the money is impressive, with good paint and casting, individual lamps for tail and indicators in their distinctive pods above the headlights, and characterful mudflaps with chunky tyres to reinforce the all-weather credentials. This model is detailed beyond toy status, but at this very reasonable price it remains affordable for younger collectors, and a car that serious scale model enthusiasts will like.
CCW readers get a 10% discount with the code HELLOLOBSTER at purchase.
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