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Promos of Protos Are Rare, Here Are the Ones I Know About

Promos of Protos Are Rare, Here Are the Ones I Know About
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Litre7

I got one of these the other day and thought how rare protos are as promos, here are the nine that I am aware of  – 1959 Levacar Mach I from Ford Ford introduced the Levacar Mach I in 1959 and was featured at the Ford Rotunda.  This was a single-seat hovercraft concept car.   Ford […]

My Top-10 Promo Model Cars

My Top-10 Promo Model Cars
Written by
Steve Engeman

Known on hobbyDB as Litre7, today Steve takes us on a tour of 10 of his favorite models from his impressive collection, which you can view in its entirety here. Over to you Steve! 1948 Tucker Promo Model Car & Ashtray Most people know the story of Tucker, an innovative car that only a handful […]

Guest Blog: History and Tips on “Warping” in Classic Soft Plastic Promo Models

Guest Blog: History and Tips on “Warping” in Classic Soft Plastic Promo Models
Written by
Litre7

The early plastic promos were typically made of acetate plastic that warps. More specifically, it shrinks with age. This warp or shrinkage affects individual promo models differently. Sometimes the shrinkage is hardly noticeable and sometimes it makes the car resemble a banana. Some collectors avoid acetate or ‘soft plastic’ cars completely. Other collectors respect that […]

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