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1:18 Scale Diecast Collectibles

1:18 scale diecast model cars are replicas created in a size that is 1:18th the size of the real vehicle that the die cast models are based on. These collectible diecast model cars are typically made using a zinc alloy called zamac and include many diecast, plastic and rubber components. Almost all 1:18 scale diecast cars are prebuilt and painted so there is no need to assemble them using glue or paints. Sometimes 1:18 scale die-cast cars are referred to as 1 18 scale, 1/18 scale or 18 scale models Virtually all 1:18 scale models produced in recent years have opening doors, hoods, and trunks along with functional steering wheels which turn the front wheels. These collectible diecast model cars all feature very nicely rendered interior details and often include nicely appointed and wired engines underneath the hood. Many even include a working suspension system. You can find higher end models that are trimmed out in genuine leather interiors, movable windshield wipers, pivoting bucket seatbacks that tilt forward, adjustable sun visors and even glove compartment doors that open. The size of these 1:18 scale diecast range from about 10” long to over 12” to 13” long for some of the largest American cars from the 1950s. All of our collectible diecast model cars are sold in the U.S. and licensed by the original automobile manufacturer (if it is still in operation or has a licensing arrangement). These licenses ensure that the die cast cars meet the manufacturers approval for accuracy, detailing and features that are authentic to the original car being reproduced. Fairfield Collectibles was instrumental in creating the collectible market for 1:18 scale die-cast during the 1990s. Prior to Fairfield’s success early 1:18 models were not very precise in proportion or detailing and had a very limited number of working features. As Fairfield Collectibles created and grew the market for 1:18 scale diecast new manufactures joined the trend with many more new molds being created for some very interesting and unique cars. Die cast manufactures like Ertl, Yat Ming, Maisto, Bburago, Motormax and Welly led the charge and opened the door for premium manufactures like Motor City Classics, Sunstar, Signature, Highway 61, AutoArt and GMP to get into the newly expanding market. Today manufactures like Acme Diecast, Greenlight Collectibles, Round 2, Shelby Collectibles, Minichamps and CMC Classic Model Cars continue the tradition of creating incredibly detailed 1:18 die-cast models that collectors are proud to display in their homes.

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