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Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:46 am
by Lesopc
Just wondering if i am alone in wanting these produced in 1:43.

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Superstar V8 CTS-V 2008-2011

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SCCA World Challenge CTS-V 2004-2006

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SCCA World Challenge CTS-V 2007

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SCCA World Challenge CTS-V 2008

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SCCA World Challenge CTS-V Coupe 2011-2013

I think they'd look excellent on my shelves.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:04 pm
by thetrooper
I really like the CTS-V despite it's angular body shape. The best Caddy by a mile in my view.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:12 pm
by Lesopc
thetrooper wrote:I really like the CTS-V despite it's angular body shape. The best Caddy by a mile in my view.
You sure do have similar taste to me. A great marque with a great vehicle. Looking forward to seeing the new 2.0ltr RWD turbo ATS model, it might make a good replacement for the Omega. I have contacted Cadillac about maybe entering this in the BTCC under the new NGTC rules and am waiting for a response. This would add yet another great modelling choice to my list.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:14 pm
by 69Stang
I agree, those would look right at home on my shelf's as well! We can always hope!

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:16 pm
by Lesopc
69Stang wrote:I agree, those would look right at home on my shelf's as well! We can always hope!
The diecast maker will bow to pressure if only we could get 10,000 people to commit to one each.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:25 pm
by thetrooper
In these times you won't find many manufacturers making 10000 units of any car. I would say 5000 is the most and that would be only for very popular cars or their drivers. Just look at the DTM Mercedes of late and you'll be lucky if 5000 covers all the 2010 cars (Only 5 Versions Being Made) Minichamps are making. I suppose it'll be a little higher if you include the dealership models.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:30 pm
by Lesopc
thetrooper wrote:In these times you won't find many manufacturers making 10000 units of any car. I would say 5000 is the most and that would be only for very popular cars or their drivers. Just look at the DTM Mercedes of late and you'll be lucky if 5000 covers all the 2010 cars (Only 5 Versions Being Made) Minichamps are making. I suppose it'll be a little higher if you include the dealership models.
These figures are based on when i last checked around 18 months ago. So you are most probably right given today's financial meltdown. Still a shame though. I'll just have to see if i win the lottery and set up my own diecast firm (or go down the scratch build/conversion road).

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:35 pm
by sheepCrusher
Spark is already ahead of you. Short wait my friend.

http://www.43r.com/catalog/product_info ... ts_id=4164


Cadillac CTS-V Angelelli SCCA 2004 - S0865
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Have seen no information on this car other than from this site, so don't count on it any time as soon as it says at the bottom.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:20 pm
by Lesopc
sheepCrusher wrote:Spark is already ahead of you. Short wait my friend.

http://www.43r.com/catalog/product_info ... ts_id=4164


Cadillac CTS-V Angelelli SCCA 2004 - S0865
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Have seen no information on this car other than from this site, so don't count on it any time as soon as it says at the bottom.
This is i believe the same model that i had seen recently marked for release during 2009 and therefore if it is still not with us now, it may never be??? But thanks for the update. Shame Spark do not have a website of their own.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:39 pm
by Jerry
Spark do: http://www.sparkmodel.com there is a .co.uk version :)

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:13 pm
by Lesopc
Jerry wrote:Spark do: http://www.sparkmodel.com there is a .co.uk version :)
Thanks very much, very helpful.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:08 am
by JSB33
Here is a Cadillac from Le mans that did get made in 1:43

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Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:51 am
by Lesopc
JSB33 wrote:Here is a Cadillac from Le mans that did get made in 1:43

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Classic Caddy but what championship/race is it from and driven by who and when???

I'm guessing 1950's or at the latest the early 60's?

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:00 pm
by JSB33
1950 Le Mans Driven by Same and Mile Collier for Briggs Cunningham. They finished 10th

http://www.briggscunningham.com/home/le ... ns50-html/

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Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:41 am
by Lesopc
sheepCrusher wrote:Spark is already ahead of you. Short wait my friend.

http://www.43r.com/catalog/product_info ... ts_id=4164


Cadillac CTS-V Angelelli SCCA 2004 - S0865
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Have seen no information on this car other than from this site, so don't count on it any time as soon as it says at the bottom.
Sadly this car is still not ready (if ever) to be released, but i have signed up to keep updated. Sparks own website does not even show it as in the pipeline let alone ready!!!

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:29 am
by k1w1taxi
Fear Not my CTS loving friends

http://www.luxury-collectibles.com/cgi- ... pt+TScaddy

Cheers
Lee

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:07 am
by Lesopc
k1w1taxi wrote:Fear Not my CTS loving friends

http://www.luxury-collectibles.com/cgi- ... pt+TScaddy

Cheers
Lee
This looks like great news, i spoke to a guy (Drew?) at Luxury Die Cast around a year ago and it now looks like they will take on this project after all as he initially told me that they do not do race vehicles and focus instead on road cars and specials (Presidential).
I would love to build a couple of these as per SCCA Pirelli World Challenge (see photo at top of post) and put them into my collection. Only need someone to be serious about the saloons (sedans) now.
The kit photos look great even though it is not yet ready for the shops and can therefore only get better. I must say however that the ironing board (spoiler) looks much larger than i thought it was but i guess the car needs it being a RWD V8 with a pretty large power output.

Can't wait :D :D :D :D 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:07 am
by Lesopc
Just e-mailed Drew at Luxury die cast again and asked whether or not the company has any plans of producing the SCCA and Superstar V8 saloons (sedans) as per my wish list. I will let you know the response as soon as i receive it.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:26 am
by RaceOddity
When I got up close and personal with them It seemed like they needed a huge spoiler.
Lots of go but not much downforce... ;)
[img]http://i556.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img]

Scott

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:42 am
by Lesopc
RaceOddity wrote:When I got up close and personal with them It seemed like they needed a huge spoiler.
Lots of go but not much downforce... ;)
[img]http://i556.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img]

Scott
Nice photo, this car was awesome. Elsewhere in the world it seems fans and teams like V8 power in their tin tops. I think we should have a home grown V8 series in the UK. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:22 pm
by Lesopc
Check out some new pics of the CTS-V Hatchback V8 Concept in the Off Topic section. CTS lovers should like a lot. 8-) :D 8-) :D 8-) :D

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:40 am
by Lesopc
This is the latest from Drew at Luxury Die Cast in New York. Firstly my outbound message......

Hello Drew, it has been a while since i was last in contact with you. I am really pleased to see that there is a CTS-V racer model kit in the pipeline (looks awesome). I am writing to ask you if this means that there is the possibility of any resin or die cast models of the older SCCA sedan CTS-V racers as in the attached photos (2004-2008) and also the Superstar V8 series sedans (also pictured) 2008-2011?
Obviously this is a large selection but would appeal (i think) to many in the USA and Europe.
I look forward greatly to the release of the CTS-V coupe kit and will be adding a pair to my collection for certain. Very many thanks and keep up the good work. Les.

and the reply is...............

Dear Les,
These cars are on our radar and final decision will be based upon the success of our coming release.
Friend us on facebook and follow on twitter!
Stay tuned!!!
Drew

Sounds like great news to me and should appeal to all CTS-V fans.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:29 pm
by JSB33
Very encouraging.

Re: Cadillac's not yet available in 1:43

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:07 pm
by Lesopc
JSB33 wrote:Very encouraging.
Much agreed. He did not say no at all. I have also added them on facebook as suggested and will try to keep you all up to date. My shelf may soon be much heavier and even more colourful too. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D