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Die-cast: CMF’s Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Ferrari Scaglietti Coupe a sexy dart …

The Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe is a sexy dart of a sports car with a distinctively long nose that may have brought automotive overcompensation to a new level in 1953.

Now CMF, a new die-cast firm to me, delivers a beautifully sculpted and executed resin version of this rare sports car to the 1/18 scale market. CMF comes to us from Germany and, like most die-cast and resin car models, is made in China. Each of its models (mostly high-end and exotics) is created in limited runs of 300 cars, each hand-numbered. In the U.S. market the brand is sold by American-Excellence, which sent us our sample. Continue reading Die-cast: CMF’s Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe

Chasing Classic Cars: A Lincoln that rode like the wind

A rare classic car

47_lincoln_zephyr_front, chassing classic cars, classic cars, savageonwheels.com 47 lincoln zephyr, lincoln zephyr, classic cars, savageonwheels.comChassic cars, chasing classic cars, 47 lincoln zephyrSo I dropped by the car show that I go to every once in a while not far from my house and this beauty caught my eye.  A 1947 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible. This car is cherry and also famous for a huge V12 engine. I would have loved to hear the owner start it up but he wasn’t around. I posted the image on my Facebook page a short time ago and one of my friends commented that he works with the son of the guy who owns it. Go figure. I told him he should ask for a ride in it or better yet, ask if I could come along. These cars are tough to come by now because of their low production numbers. I saw a couple going for around $70,000.