Some­thing old, some­thing new

Australian Muscle Car - - Mini Muscle -

Biante Model Cars has bor­rowed some­thing from both the blue and red cor­ners in cre­at­ing funky new mod­els with fa­mous retro schemes to cel­e­brate its own ma­jor mile­stone. Biante re­leased the 1:18 scale 1971 Bathurst­win­ning XY GT-HO Phase III in 1998 and the 1972 Bathurst-win­ning LJ To­rana GTR XU-1 the fol­low­ing year, so it’s a nice way for the com­pany to cel­e­brate its 20th an­niver­sary of pro­duc­ing Aus­tralian model cars by repli­cat­ing these fa­mous liv­er­ies on the Su­per­cars based off the last lo­cally-pro­duced Aussie cars. Both the Hold­ens and Fords pick up more than just the liv­er­ies from the orig­i­nals. The Com­modore has the worn-away bit of the wind­screen sun­strip from the wipers that worked so hard in 1972. The Ford has a GT badge in the grille. We know these retro-styled mod­els aren’t to ev­ery­one’s tastes, but they are a nice nod to the past. The 1:18 mod­els are $195.00 each and the 1:43 ver­sions $69.95. The FGX Fal­con will form part of the Biante Al­lan Mof­fat Col­lec­tion, with the 1:18 model in­clud­ing a signed Certi cate of Au­then­tic­ity by Al­lan him­self. Mean­time, 1:18 VF Com­modore model will form part of the Biante Peter Brock Col­lec­tion. Get your or­der in soon at your friendly model shop, or at

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