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Biante Collectors Club Newsletter 29th July 2008Welcome to a fantastic week of releases for the all the 1:18 collectors out there with a stellar list of models available from Autoart.
We also have a couple more Australian items to announce.
New Australian Models
Biante are happy to announce the development of another two Toranas in the highly collectable minicar range.
These being the iconic LC XU-1's in Rally red and Lina mint.
B640903F HOLDEN LC TORANA GTR XU-1 - RALLY RED (1970)
B640903E HOLDEN LC TORANA GTR XU-1 - LINA MINT (1970)
Photo's of the prototypes are already up for viewing so be sure to add them to your watchlist to follow their progress through development.
Brock 84 Bathurst Winner
New photos of the final production ready VK have just been entered into the New Model Showroom.
Most of our stockists have one of these samples in store so be sure to pay a visit and check out this exquisite model.
WEBSITE NEW RELEASES : Wednesday, 30th July 2008 2pm
Following up on the large range of Autoart releases two weeks ago, we have an incredible list of some stand out models in 1:18 scale this week.
Starting off the list is some serious modern American muscle cars in the form of the C6 Corvette convertible, two Ford Mustang GT "Bullitt's", and the muscular Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car.
A71222 CHEVROLET - C6 CORVETTE Convertible - Blue Metallic (2005)
A72851 FORD - MUSTANG GT 'BULLITT' (Dark Green) (2001)
A72852 FORD - MUSTANG GT 'BULLITT' (Black) (2001)
A73072 FORD - SHELBY GR-1 CONCEPT
Next up is two of the beautiful Jaguar E-type's in green and red.
Autoart have done a brilliant job in replicating these most famous of sports cars and no doubt they will find a way into most collections come release time tomorrow.
A73522 JAGUAR - E-TYPE Series 3 V12 Roadster (Green) (1974)
A73523 JAGUAR - E-TYPE Series 3 V12 Roadster (Red) (1974)
We then have a selection of classic Mercedes-Benz models for all who appreciate the cars from the famous German manufacturer. Included is the 190E that little known at the time Ayrton Senna drove to a spectacular victory in the support race of the 1984 Nurburgring F1 GP.
A76103 MERCEDES-BENZ - G MODEL 90'S LWB - WHITE
A76182 MERCEDES BENZ - /8 220D LIMOUSIN LIMOUSINE (WHITE)
A76187 MERCEDES BENZ - /8 280C COUPE (BLUE METALLIC)
A76197 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 LWB PULLMAN - BLACK
A76212 MERCEDES-BENZ - 500 SEC COUPE (1986)
A76266 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ESTATE ELEGANCE - SILVER
A76267 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ESTATE AVANTGARDE - BLACK
A88432 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3-16 - 1984 Nurburgring - Ayrton Senna
Next is a range of Japanese road and race cars including a police spec R32 GT-R and the lethal Subaru Impreza S204 in crystal grey.
A77346 NISSAN SKYLINE GTR - (R32) V-SPEC II (SPARK SILVER)
A77363 NISSAN - R32 SKYLINE GT-R - Police
A78671 SUBARU - IMPREZA S204 - CRYSTAL GREY METALLIC
A80376 NISSAN R34 SKYLINE GT-R - Kageyama / Lyons - JGTC (2003)
A80380 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (R34) - JGTC TEST CAR #23 (2003)
A80497 HONDA NSX - 2004 JGTC (Japan GT) - Nakano / Kato
A80644 MAZDA - ROADSTER (NC) - NR-1 #5
We have just the one rally car this week but it is an absolute must have. The Monte Carlo Winning Citroen Xsara WRC driven by the dominant Sebastian Loeb.
A80434 CITROEN XSARA WRC - S.LOEB/D.ELENA (MONTE CARLO WINNER) (2004)
Four BMW touring cars are up next. Two each for Andy Priaulx and Jorg Muller with the stand out being the 2004 Macau Guia race winner.
A80449 BMW 320i - MACAU GUIA RACE WINNER J.MULLER #15 (2004)
A80544 BMW 320i - WTCC A.PRIAULX (2005)
A80746 BMW 320Si - WTCC TEAM UK #1 (A.PRIAULX) (2007
A80747 BMW 320Si - WTCC TEAM GERMA #2 (J.MULLER) (2007)
Also on offer is four of the highly anticipated 997 GT3 RSR's both in race and plane body versions. Both make for absolutely jaw dropping models and will give any collection that purposeful race look.
A80771 PORSCHE 911 (997) - GT3 RSR LEMANS GT2 CLASS WINNER R.LIETZ/P.LONG/R.NARAC #76 (2007)
A80786 PORSCHE 911 (997) GT3 RSR - PLAIN BODY VERSION - White
A80787 PORSCHE 911 (997) GT3 RSR - PLAIN BODY VERSION - Black
A80788 PORSCHE 911 (997) - GT3 RSR ALMS (2007)
Lastly is three special models in their own right. The striking Red Bull liveried Aston Martin DBR9 from the 2006 Spa 24hr race, the tough Toyota FJ Baja Cruiser and the venerable MGB Hardtop from the 1967 Nurburgring 24hr which has it's own remarkable race history.
A80609 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 - Wendlinger / Peter / Bouchut / Lechner - FIA GT, SPA 24hr (2006)
A80716 TOYOTA - FJ BAJA CRUISER (2007)
A86781 MG MGB Hardtop - 1967 Nurburgring 1000km - Enever / Poole
Next Weeks Releases
Next week we have got two release dates to give everyone the chance to secure the Sebring orange HT Monaro and to also allow us to get all orders processed, packed and shipped out in as efficient time as possible.
Be sure to note down your wanted models in time for the release dates next week. Please be aware of the Monday release date for the HT.
WEBSITE NEW RELEASES : Monday, 4th August 2008 2pm
A73413 HOLDEN HT MONARO GTS350 - SEBRING ORANGE (1969)
WEBSITE NEW RELEASES : Wednesday, 6th August 2008 2pm
B432701A HOLDEN VB COMMODORE SL/E - Aztec Silver (1978)
B432702A HOLDEN VC COMMODORE SL/E - Nocturne Blue over Atlantis Blue (1980)
05111R FERRARI 250 GTO - RED (1962)
08182R FERRARI - 308 GTB Quattrovalvole (Red)
08361C NISSAN SKYLINE IMPUL R32 GT-R Gr.A ver. - CALSONI
08572BK BMW - SERIES 7 - 750Li - BLACK
08707GPB BMW M6 - MOTO GP SAFETY CAR (2006)
08736BL BMW - M3 COUPE - BLUE
08736GR BMW - M3 COUPE - GREY
530 061884 McLAREN - MERCEDES - TEST - LEWIS HAMILTON
530 071801 McLAREN MERCEDES MP4/22 - Fernando Alonso (2007)
RL126 Ferrari 312 PB - #4 4th Daytona C. Regazzoni – B. Redman (1972)
RL147 FERRARI - 599 GTB GRAY FRANKFURT MOTORSHOW (2007)
18S0016 AUDI - R10 TDI #1 WINNER LEMANS 24 HR - F. Biela – E. Pirro – M. Werner (2007)
18S0017 PESCAROLO JUDD - #16 3RD LEMANS 24HR - E. Collard – J.C. Boullion – R. Dumas (2007)
18S011 PEUGEOT 905B - Warwick / Dalmas / Blundell - LeMANS 24hr (1992)
18S012 MATRA-SIMCA MS670B - Larrousse / Pescarolo - LeMANS 24hr WINNER (1973)
18S015 PEUGEOT - 905 - #3 WINNER LEMANS - G. Brabham – C. Bouchut – E. Helary (1993)
LMS005 MATRA-SIMCA MS 670 - #5 WINNER LE MANS - H.PESCAROLO / G.HILL (1972)
LMS006 PEUGEOT 905 - #1 WINNER LE MANS - D.WARWICK / Y.DALMAS / M.BLUNDELL (1992)
LMS008 PORSCHE - 917 LH #25 - V. ELFORT / K. AHRENS (1970)
S01224 Lotus Sport Elise - central seat (1999)
S01259 Kouros-Mercedes C8 - #61 LM J.Nielsen – M. Tackwell (1986)
S01304 ABARTH - 1300 SIMCA #3 LEMANS - C DUBOIS / G HARRIS (1962)
S01307 ABARTH - 700 S #62 LEMANS - H DEMETZ / M BIANCHI (1962)
A quick reminder to have your picks in for the Hungarian GP at Budapest by 5pm Perth time Friday.