Tuesday 27 December 2011

Ford Mondeo Turnier

Intended as a world car, the Mondeo Mk1 was launched in 1993, replacing the Sierra. It`s won the Car of The Year 1994 award. Mondeo had 3 body styles: a saloon, 5 door hatchback and an estate. A four wheel drive version was available, but it is very rare. Safety was a high priority in the Mondeo design with a driver's side airbag (it was the first ever car sold from the beginning with a driver's airbag in all of its versions) and side-impact bars as standard features. In 1996 a facelifted version was presented, often called the Mondeo Mk2. 
Ford Mondeo Turnier (1:43)
by Minichamps

Saturday 24 December 2011

Peugeot 309

Peugeot 309 was made betwenn 1985 and 1993. The 309 was originally intended to be badged as a Talbot Arizona, but in 1985 Peuegot decided to discontinue the brand, and market the Talbot Arizona as Peugeot 309 instead, hence the number jump in the sequence and slightly odd styling when compared to other Peugeots from the same era. Available as a 3 and 5 door hatchback. The sporty GTI version was introduced in 1987.

Peugeot 309 1988 (1:43)

Monday 12 December 2011

Toyota RAV-4

Toyota RAV-4
Minichamps 400166570

The 3rd generation of Toyota RAV-4 was introduced in 2005, the sales however, did not start until 2006. The RAV-4 is offered in short and long-wheelbase versions. In Europe however, only the short-wheelbase versions are available. In 2008 RAV-4 received a facelift.
Toyota RAV-4 2006 (1:43)
by Minichamps
Ltd edition of 1200 pcs

Saturday 3 December 2011

Skoda Fabia Combi

Skoda Fabia was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1999 and the production of this model began in October the same year. Bodystyles include 5 door hatchback, saloon, and an estate. In 2004 Fabia received a facelift and in 2007 a new generation was introduced.

Skoda Fabia 2002 (1:43)
by Abrex

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Lancia Lybra

I bought this model in a toy shop, on a school trip to France.

Lancia Lybra is a compact executive car, produced between 1999 and 2005, (last models were sold in 2006). It is available as a saloon and an estate (called SW). The name is a reference to the zodiac sign of Libra, which in Latin means balancing scale.
Lancia Lybra 1999 (1:43)
by Solido

Opel Corsa A

The Opel Corsa A (in the UK known as Vauxhall Nova) was first launched in September 1982. It was available as a 3 door hatchback and a 2 door saloon. 5 door hatchback and 4 door saloon arrived in 1984 and in 1990 the whole range was revised (new bumpers, headlights, grille and interior).
Opel Corsa 1983 (1:43)
by Minichamps
Ltd edition of 3024 pcs

Sunday 27 November 2011


First diecast model in my collection bought by me in 2008. Its in "Goodwood Green". The real car was made between 2001 and 2005 and was based on the Rover 75. The bodyshell was almost identical to the Rover, but with more aggressive grille, sportier styling, stiffer suspension and re-tuned engines. The production ended in 2005, as MG Rover went bankrupt.
MG ZT 2004 (1:43)
by Vanguards

FSR Tarpan 237 (IST Models)

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