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Holden VF Announcements from Biante

The following Holden VF range has just been announced and preorders can be placed now.

Preorders close 17th April 2020 and a phone number is essential.

 

HOLDEN VFII COMMODORE MAGNUM UTE – 2017
PHANTOM BLACK

B182617A $225 Preorder Now

The Magnum will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts featuring, faithfully replicated interior, nicely replicated 20-inch split-rim wheels with road going tyres, photo etched parts, beautifully presented detailing and outstanding finishing all round.

HOLDEN VFII COMMODORE SS V REDLINE 2017
SON OF A GUN

B182717D $225 Preorder Now

Our new 1:18 SS V Redline models have been produced in die-cast (with fully opening parts), which should be welcome news for many die-cast model car collectors. Additionally, the models will have numerous features including, faithfully replicated interiors, nicely replicated 19” staggered wheels with road going tyres, photo etched parts, beautifully presented detailing and outstanding finishing all round.

April New Announcments from Biante

The following models have just been announced and you can place your preorders now.

Preorders close Friday 17th April 2020 and a phone number is required.

Holden HQ Sandman – Barbados Green

Limited to 804 so first in best dressed.

A73384 $300 Email Us

HOLDEN VC COMMODORE SL/E
NOCTURN BLUE OVER ATLANTIS BLUE

B182704F $225 Email Us

FPV BF MK II GT
OCTANE

BR18309B $225 Sealed Body Resin Email Us

HSV Enamel Penny 9-Coin Collection

This Penny set has just been announced and you can preorder it now. This set is due for release in the 2nd quarter. Preorders close 10th April 2020.

HSV Enamel Penny 9-Coin Collection

$149
Preorder Now

A phone number must be supplied please.

1985 Bathurst Holden VK Commodore Peter Brock and David Oxton

We have the 1985 Brock/Oxton on special at the moment. It was originally $240 but you can grab one now for $199.
These will sell quickly so grab one now to avoid disappointment.

1985 Bathurst Holden VK Commodore Peter Brock and David Oxton

18319 $199

 

In 1985 Australian touring car racing ran under International Group A formula, rather than the indigenous Group C regulations that had been in force since 1973. This led indirectly to the Holden Commodores becoming less competitive against the imported Nissans, Volvos, BMWs and Jaguars.
The 1985 Bathurst 1000 was not one of Brock’s nine wins; it was a race that was always going to prove difficult up against the best Group A cars from Europe. However, the hard-charging Brock, whose progress had twice been interrupted by pit stops to remove a broken windscreen and later to dislodge the rear window, was steadily making inroads on the leading John Goss Jaguar XJ-S. Despite only one win during the season, Brock nearly pulled off an upset podium, but his magnificent drive came to nothing just three laps from the chequered flag, when a timing chain broke while running a strong second.
1985 turned out to be the worst Bathurst result for Holden in history.

 

Holden HJ Monaro Absinth Yellow

This is a new announcement form Classic Carlectables and you can preorder it now.

Preorders close 11th April and a phone number is required.
Preorder Now

Holden HJ Monaro Absinth Yellow

18719 $270

Red Bull Holden Racing Team 2020 Diecast Model Cars

The following Red Bull models have been announced and you can place your preorders now in 1:18 and 1:43 scales. Please include your phone number.

Preorders close 10th April 2020

2020 Red Bull Holden Racing ZB Commodore Jamie Whincup

18717 $179 Preorder 1/18

1088-9 $40 Preorder 1/43

2020 Red Bull Holden Racing ZB Commodore Shane van Gisbergen

18718 $179 Preorder 1/18

1097-9 $40 Preorder 1/43

Release date 3rd quarter 2020 but subject to change.

Moffat Tribute Edition #9 2019 Ford Mustang – Tickford

Tickford have produced a stunning Mustang tribute car. This potent car bare’s the livery of Allan Moffats most iconic 1969 Trans Am Mustang. This vehicle was mechanically enhanced and special modern wheels were produced to replicate the minilite race wheels. This model will be produced in high quality resin and have a sealed bodyshell.

Moffat Tribute Edition #9 2019 Ford Mustang – Tickford

DDAUS030 $320

Preorder Now

A phone number is required please.

Preorders close Friday 3rd April 2020.

This model is due for release towards the end of the year.

 

Colin Bond Toranas available to buy now

We have these 2 Colin Bond Toranas available to fill some Holden gaps in you collection. Grab yours now!

1970 Bathurst Holden Torana GTR XU1 Colin Bond

A87060 $190

 

1971 Holden LC Torana Colin Bond

A87162 $190

Limited Edition only 3000 made
Includes C.O.A signed by Colin Bond & Information Flyer

1970 Holden LC Torana GTR-XU1 Peter Brock and Bob Morris

This model is available now at the special price of $190. It was originally priced at $205 so grab one now to satisfy your diecast addiction as it could be a bit lacking in new releases for a little while.

1:18 Diecast Model

1970 Holden LC Torana GTR-XU1 Peter Brock and Bob Morris

A87061 $190

#40. HOLDEN DEALER TEAM.
1970 HARDIE-FERODO 500.
Drivers : Peter BROCK / Bob MORRIS
Limited edition of 5004
Peter Brock’s first Bathurst drive after he got the call from Harry Firth.
Part of the Brock Collection

Corona and price increases

We have had the following information from Authentic but it will apply to all manufacturers.

 

“Our industry’s biggest tangible exposure is to the US dollar. Clearly yesterday was a little ground breaking, as the AUD fell below 60 cents against the USD for the first time since 2003 and as I type this, it has plunged to 55 cents.

This is going to have a tremendous impact on all models moving forward, both on those already announced, and those that will be announced in the future.

As the AUD began its decline against the USD, we have tried to hold model prices as announced, however, moving forward we will need to make price adjustments to mitigate the currency rate.

To give you some sort of context, when we started the company back in late 2017, the AUD was over 80 cents against the USD. In the first 2 and half months of this year, the dollar has dropped 12 cents, or nearly 20% and looks like it will continue to drop.

With no real certainty on anything at the moment, it’s too early to say where we will land on price, however, its important to let you know that the models that we said were in production at the moment will end up needing to be released at a different price point than announced. We will update you as soon as we have a fixed price on soon to be delivered models.

Kind regards,

William Hall – Director
Authentic Collectables”

 

No increases have been indicated as yet but we will advise you when we know anything further.