Scores. Thursday

androoo Hot Wheels Speed Machines McLaren F1 GTR (1/64): Having the foresight to pick this up back when it sold for less than $3 is impressive.

R32Rennsport Hot Wheels Speed Machines Jaguar XJ220 LM (1/64): Who doesn’t love this Jag? Especially in classic British Racing Green. Extremely mild customization really makes this one stand out. A personal favorite.

Pillarless Coupe Rolls Royce Ghost by Kyosho (1/18): Damn this thing is awesome. Center caps, an umbrella in the door, superb interior detailing (including a fold down armrest in the back seat!). Still, the pricing goes for well beyond what one should pay - a Rolls-Royce premium of $200. Frankly this is a model you only get when you buy an actual Roller at the dealership and they toss it in with the deal.

Tinfoil MBX 1961 Jaguar E-Type Coupe (1/61): Another gorgeous Jag. The detailing is awesome for a such a small scale. As it was produced in 2007, you can see why the Lamley Group is trying to coin that era as the “Golden Age of Matchbox”. Sadly the paint is wrong. Instead of BRG, Matchbox put an entirely too thick coat of an army-style light green. This car certainly would have been a bargain in 2007, but the competition is too stiff to give it the top nod today.

SN210 UT Model McLaren F1 LM (1/18): Another McLaren (check out the center mounted driver’s seat!) but this time made by legendary, defunct UT Models. Scissor doors? Incredible orange paint? Check and check.

Philip’s custom MBX Camel Trophy Land Rover Defender (1/64): Clearly a lot of effort was put into this, including all that detailing. Then covering all your work up with paint simulating mud. Seriously this thing is a work of art.

craig-oesterling Aston Martin DBR1 by Shelby Collectibles (1/64): This thing is neat. It comes in BRG, naturally, and Craig certainly knows what he is doing when taking photos (Check out those flares!).

wanclick Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment “Italian Job” Mini (1/64): I certainly am enamored with all things Mini. I own multiple versions of this casting, including the blue and white versions. The Italian Job is a fun movie. This diecast has a lever that allows you to “pop off” the top. The GB decal on the trunk is a nice touch. In an extremely crowded field though, this one just comes off as “nice”.

MustangFan Austin FX4 London Taxi (unknown scale/manufacturer): It would be tough to come up with a more British car than this. The post features some interesting photos but virtually nothing about the model.

Ranking:

1/18

Pillarless Coupe Rolls Royce Ghost by Kyosho [50]

SN210 UT Model McLaren F1 LM [43]

1/64

Philip’s custom MBX Camel Trophy Land Rover Defender [50]

R32Rennsport Hot Wheels Speed Machines Jaguar XJ220 LM [48]

craig-oesterling Aston Martin DBR1 by Shelby Collectibles [46]

androoo Hot Wheels Speed Machines McLaren F1 GTR [40]

Tinfoil MBX 1961 Jaguar E-Type Coupe [40]

wanclick Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment “Italian Job” Mini [35]

MustangFan Austin FX4 London Taxi [31]