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Buy These: Malaise-Era American Iron Immortalized in Awesome 1:43 Scale

By: · December 15, 2014

NEO Scale Models

Let’s face it: The thrill of adding another bazillion-dollar supercar to your scale-model collection faded in middle school. What your shelves need is some scale malaise, the American boats you saw on every street and driveway when you were a kid. The average toy company may not get that desire, but we do—and so does NEO Scale Models, whose 1:43-scale collection of ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s American iron will take you back to your childhood cul-de-sac.

NEO Scale Models

NEO’s collection is made from resin, allowing for sharper details and finer features than toy-grade die-cast models. That means they’re too fragile to be playthings, but just look at the detail in these models. We haven’t seen a K-car look this good since dial-up was king.

NEO Scale Models

All this intricate detail comes at a price, of course: Each roughly smartphone-sized model starts at around $60, and shipping from Germany can run the price of an individual model up into the triple digits.

NEO Scale Models

NEO’s lineup includes the best of Europe and Asia, as well. The usual suspects are all there—Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Maseratis—but you’ll also find the run-of-the-mill Toyotas, Hondas, Rovers, and Volvos that gearheads worldwide will remember from childhood. Go ahead and peruse their catalog. We know you’ll find some everyday vehicle that brings back memories.

This story originally appeared on roadandtrack.com via Autoweek.


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