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A candy store of rare scale models of early General Motors products
The only book devoted to handbuilt models of General Motors cars and light trucks
Discover a little-known world of exquisite handbuilt museum-quality replicas
1:43 is the worlds most popular scale for car models
Feast your eyes on hundreds of colour photographs of rare GM models
Pricing information for collectors
Comprehensive list of builders and handbuilt models available today
Learn how white metal and resin scale models are made
Showcases the full-size GM model range and then goes into detail about the handmade works of art, almost jewel-like quality models that were available in 1:43 scale
Essential for the serious collector
The world of rare hand-built General Motors scale replica cars and light trucks to 1954 awaits the reader in the only publication ever devoted to the subject. A visual feast with more than 540 colour photographs of 1:43 scale model Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and GM light trucks & cars, plus historical and technical information, comprehensive lists of models, manufacturers and builders, pricing and sources, makes this book a MUST for serious GM fans and scale model collectors.
Discover a little known world of rare hand-built General Motors scale replicas in the only book ever devoted to the subject. A visual feast with more than 500 colour photographs of 1:43rd scale models some one of a kind of classic General Motors cars and light trucks from the early days of the 20s to the transitional year of 1954. Take a memorable trip through a candy store of rich, wood-bodied station wagons, custom Cadillacs for the carriage trade, GMC pick-ups and panel vans, Harley Earl-era Sixty Specials, Eldorado, Oldsmobile Fiesta, Buick Skylark, Pontiac Chieftain, Chevrolet Bel Air, Motorama dream cars and of course, Corvette. Enjoy separate chapters for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and GM light trucks each with photographs of virtually every handbuilt and die-cast model from the period plus historical and technical information, comprehensive lists of models, manufacturers and builders, pricing and sources. Includes models from Motor City USA, Brooklin, Conquest, Mini Marque, Western, Durham, Elegance, Enchantment Land Coachbuilders, M.A.E., Provence Moulage, Record, AMR, and Great American Dream Machines.
"This book is more than an illustrated history of an overlooked chapter in automotive collecting. It also presents the intriguing possibility that maybe I can afford a LaSalle, Buick Skylark, or Buick Y-Job, even with my limited budget." Cars & Parts magazine
"This is a must-have, if you like good 1/43rd diecast! The photography makes this book."
"An excellent overview of 1:43 Models. Another great coffee table book." ToyCollector.com
"Each model is covered in depth in text and plenty of clear photographs, often difficult to achieve with models at this small scale. Serious scale model collectors and true GM believers alike will find this colourful book a must." Australian Classic Car
"... a must-have reference for anyone interested in top quality 1:43 models of 1927-1954 General Motors automobiles. There are 160 pages packed with tables, excellent color photos and well-written and researched text ... I've been collecting 1:43 models for 42 years and this book has many, many photos of models I've never seen." Old Cars Weekly
"It's a beautifully illustrated compendium of all the hand-crafted 1/43 scale models of GM cars up through 1954 that have been produced. My collection exceeds 2500 models and I've never seen many of the models included in this book. Consider this book a 'must' for anyone interested in collecting GM models." Model Cars Magazine
"... provides lists, photos, and detailed descriptions of more than 500 top-quality 1:43 scale models of automobiles ... All photos are excellent; carefully lighted and exposed, beautifully printed, and large enough to see all the model's details easily. The well-researched text provides information on the date of manufacture, colors, and quality of each model. This is a book that I find myself paging through over and over." SMI Scale Models Collector
"Fans of any GM marque, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick or Cadillac, will have to buy this book, as will commercial vehicle collectors, as Randall also covers vans and pickups. In fact anyone with any American cars in the collection, or any fan of Americana will find GM in Miniature fascinating and useful." Model Auto Review
"The more immersed i became in the 160-page book, the photos began to tell the story. And the detailed photography is excellent, one could almost be fooled into thinking one was looking at the real thing and not a scale model." Nigel Matthews, driving.ca / theprovince.com
Covers 1:43rd scale handbuilt and die-cast replicas of North American General Motors automobiles and light trucks - Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, LaSalle, Chevrolet trucks, GMC trucks 1927-1954