Monthly Archives: September 2018

1971 SANDOWN 250 HOLDEN TORANA LC GTR XU-1 PETER BROCK

This model is due for release next week and we have some available now.

 

1971 SANDOWN 250 HOLDEN TORANA LC GTR XU-1 PETER BROCK

1971 SANDOWN 250 HOLDEN TORANA LC GTR XU-1 PETER BROCK

A87166 $250

This model is limited to 852 so will sell out quickly.

Brock qualified his #45D XU-1 fourth on the grid, lapping in 1m24.9s, 3.5-seconds slower than the pole time of Allan Moffat’s factory XY GT-HO. The Bryan Byrt entered XY of Bob Skelton and Phil Barnes was second fastest with Brock’s teammate Bond qualifying third and joining him on the second row of the grid. But this race would prove to be one of survival rather than speed, especially given the pair of factory Falcons of Moffat and John French were out within eight laps and several Torana drivers found themselves in troubles with gear selector problems. Brock found himself as one of these and pitted within just a few laps to try and get the issued rectified. In the end he actually completed a large portion of the race stuck in top gear after a few pit stops to try and sort the issue proved no good.

“The problem I had with my car was really quite minor,” he reported post-race in his magazine column of the time. “Something was out of balance in the engine causing the gearshift rod retaining clips to crack due to vibration. It was a point which didn’t show up until the third or fourth lap of the race when I had the first of five or six pit stops.”

Brock also had a lucky escape around one-third distance when the Byrt Falcon of Skelton had a wild lose through the high-speed Causeway in front of him when a rear wheel came adrift and folded itself under the big Ford; the Torana pilot locked up all four wheels to ensure he didn’t become part of the accident scene! While Bond went on to win by five laps of the John Harding Ford-entered Falcon of Murray Carter, Brock eventually finish sixth overall and fourth in Class D after his delays with 121 of the 130 laps completed. Torana XU-1 drivers filled six of the top nine outright finishing positions with 25 of the 37 cars classified as finishers on what was a very good day’s work for Holden in the pre-Bathurst lead-up race.

This 1:18 Scale model will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts, highly detailed engine bay, interior and undercarriage along with beautiful finishing throughout. Coming in a limited edition with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, it forms part of the Biante Peter Brock Collection and is one that shouldn’t be missed.

Please be aware that our stock will not arrive until after Bathurst.

 

FPV GT-F Releases

The following models are being released this week and we have some available of each to purchase.

Please be aware that our stock will not arrive until after Bathurst but if you purchase you will have secured your model as these are very highly anticipated models.

 

FPV GT-F – SMOKE WITH SILVER STRIPES

FPV GT-F – SMOKE WITH SILVER STRIPES

AR80609 $240

Completing the range of body colour options in the FPV GT F line up is the Smoke version with silver contrasting stripes. This combination is the rarest of all for the real GT F (with only 26 made) and will surely look great lined up against the other GT Fs that we have produced, representing all the standard GT F colour options available.
SEALED BODY RESIN MODEL

 

FPV GT-F – VICTORY GOLD – THE LAST FALCON GT PRODUCED BY FORD

FPV GT-F – VICTORY GOLD

AR80607 $240

Ford couldn’t simply retire the Falcon GT nameplate without having a special send off. The final GT F, serial number 500/500, was reserved for auction and the winning bidder was given the option to choose the paint colour to make the last Ford Falcon GT even more special than it already was. The winning bidder chose to have the car painted in the stunning Victory Gold colour you see here, which was appropriate given the original XR Falcon GT was painted in GT Gold.
SEALED BODY RESIN MODEL

2018 Lowndes, Whincup and van Gisbergen

The following 1:18 scale models are being released this week and we have stock available to purchase now.

 

2018 Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden ZB Commodore Craig Lowndes

2018 Autobarn Lowndes Racing Holden ZB Commodore Craig Lowndes

18669 $165

Only one left.

 

2018 Red Bull Holden racing ZB Commodore Jamie Whincup

2018 Red Bull Holden Racing ZB Commodore Jamie Whincup

18667 $165

 

2018 Red Bull Holden Racing ZB Commodore Shane van Gisbergen

2018 Red Bull Holden Racing ZB Commodore Shane van Gisbergen

18668 $165

2 Left

All these models are sealed body diecast.

Important please note:

Please be aware that our stock will not arrive until after Bathurst so there will be a delay in posting but you will have secured your model.

 

1:18 Road Car announcments from Biante

The following road cars have just been announced and are available now to preorder.

Preorders close Thursday 27th September and require a phone number please.

FORD XY FALCON GTHO PHASE III ROYAL UMBER

FORD XY FALCON GTHO PHASE III ROYAL UMBER

A72755 $250

Preorder Now
HOLDEN LH TORANA SL/R 5000 L34 SABLE METALLIC

HOLDEN LH TORANA SL/R 5000 L34 SABLE METALLIC

A73472 $250
Preorder Now

HOLDEN HQ MONARO GTS 350 SALAMANCA RED

HOLDEN HQ MONARO GTS 350 SALAMANCA RED

A73390 $250
Preorder Now

All models due for release in 2019.

 

1:18 Race Car announcements from Biante

The following models have just been announced and are able to be preordered now.

All models are due for release in 2019.

Preorders close Thursday 27th September and a phone number is required.

 

2018 HOLDEN VF COMMODORE 1968 BATHURST WINNER RETRO LIVERY HOLDSWORTH/BRIGHT

2018 HOLDEN VF COMMODORE 1968 BATHURST WINNER RETRO LIVERY HOLDSWORTH/BRIGHT

B18H18B $190

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1991 ATCC HOLDEN VN COMMODORE SS GROUP A PETER BROCK

1991 ATCC HOLDEN VN COMMODORE SS GROUP A PETER BROCK

B182706J $250
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1971 SANDOWN 250 WINNER HOLDEN TORANA LC GTR XU-1 COLIN BOND

1971 SANDOWN 250 WINNER HOLDEN TORANA LC GTR XU-1 COLIN BOND

A87165 $250

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This model is limited to 402 and will be supplied on a first in first served basis so if you want one preorder it now.

 

 

Holden HX GTS Mandarin Red

This model is being released this week and due to a cancelled preorder we have one available.

Holden HX GTS Mandarin Red

 

The model number is 18660 and it is priced at $250.

This 1:18 scale model features fully opening doors, bonnet and boot and full detail.

You can buy it here.

Only 750 made so will sell quickly.

 

Apex Replicas Gen-F HSV Range

These models have just been announced and are able to be preordered now.

Preorders close Wednesday 12th September.

Please use the links provided to place your preorders and a phone number must be included.

 

All models are Sealed Body Resin and priced at $240.

These models are all scheduled for release early next year.

HSV GEN-F GTS – NSW HIGHWAY PATROL

HSV GEN-F GTS – NSW HIGHWAY PATROL

AR81503
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HSV GEN-F CLUBSPORT R8 – STING RED

HSV GEN-F CLUBSPORT R8 – STING RED

AR81601
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HSV GEN-F MALOO GTS – JUNGLE GREEN

HSV GEN-F MALOO GTS – JUNGLE GREEN

AR81803
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HSV GEN-F MALOO GTS – HERON WHITE

HSV GEN-F MALOO GTS – HERON WHITE

AR81804
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2018 Sandown Retro Shell V-Power Diecast and Resin Models

The following models have just been announced and are able to be preordered in 1:12, 1:18 and 1:43 scales.

Preorder Now

Please state scale and driver and include your phone number please.

Preorders close 14th September.

1:12 Scale – Sealed Body Resin with Clear Windows and Detailed Interior

Limited Edition with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

2018 Shell V-Power Sandown Retro McLaughlin/Premat Ford FGX Falcon
ACR12F18E – Shell V-Power Racing Team DJR Team Penske – Ford FGX Falcon 2018 Sandown 500 Retro Livery. Drivers: Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Premat $490

 

2018 Shell V-Power Sandown Retro Coulthard/D’Alberto Ford FGX Falcon

ACR12F18F – Shell V-Power Racing Team DJR Team Penske – Ford FGX Falcon 2018 Sandown 500 Retro Livery. Drivers: Fabian Coulthard / Tony D’Alberto $490

1:18 Scale – Diecast with Opening Bonnet & All Doors

Limited Edition with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

2018 Shell V-Power Sandown Retro McLaughlin/Premat Ford FGX Falcon

ACD18F18E – Shell V-Power Racing Team DJR Team Penske – Ford FGX Falcon 2018 Sandown 500 Retro Livery. Drivers: Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Premat $195

2018 Shell V-Power Sandown Retro Coulthard/D’Alberto Ford FGX Falcon

ACD18F18F – Shell V-Power Racing Team DJR Team Penske – Ford FGX Falcon 2018 Sandown 500 Retro Livery. Drivers: Fabian Coulthard / Tony D’Alberto $195

1:43 Scale – Sealed Body Diecast with Clear Windows and Detailed Interior

Limited Edition presented in a clear display case.

2018 Shell V-Power Sandown Retro McLaughlin/Premat Ford FGX Falcon

ACD43F18E – Shell V-Power Racing Team DJR Team Penske – Ford FGX Falcon 2018 Sandown 500 Retro Livery. Drivers: Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Premat $75

2018 Shell V-Power Sandown Retro Coulthard/D’Alberto Ford FGX Falcon

ACD43F18F – Shell V-Power Racing Team DJR Team Penske – Ford FGX Falcon 2018 Sandown 500 Retro Livery. Drivers: Fabian Coulthard / Tony D’Alberto $75