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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: The Cars of CARS, Part 2

Part I of this post mostly covered the tuners which offer clues but nothing definite … the rest of the CARS here, are mostly licensed as indicated by the info on the cards or the trademark info …

Here are some obvious ones … though of course, CARS is great on two counts – the original design of the characters from Pixar and Mattel in capturing that personality in metal diecast form …

Ferrari F430

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Fillmore & VW Microbus

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Doc Hudson & the Hudson Hornet

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Luigi & the Fiat 500

luigi-500And while McQueen is clearly not a Corvette, here’s the inspiration for his Crusin’ art …

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Mike & the BMW Isetta

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No real doubt that Ramone is a Chevy Impala … by the late 1950’s – hard to mistake one car for another …

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Or a great car design such as the Porsche 911 that after 40 years, the 996 looks as great (BTW, it’s pronounced PORSCH-CHA …two syllables not one πŸ™‚Β  ).

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And speaking of iconic design, the 1949 Mercury looks great 60 years later!

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With free built in metal mustache πŸ™‚

And love it or hate, the Hummer H1/HumVee won’t be forgotten either …

tj-hummerOf course, there are some CARS they took some liberties with – both because it was fun to combine a couple classic American designs into one … and to save a little on licensing …

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Edwin Kranks – looking mostly Mercury like – hood a little flatter but this was a popular look in the post WWII – late 1940’s so Edwin is a little mix of a lot of American CARS from the time.

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The Trabant, the Eastern Europe version of the Fiat?

And Like Edwin Kranks, Greta is a homage (and a mutt πŸ™‚ ) … if the “tub” look was popular in the late 1940’s – of course, the tailfin craze was the late 1950’s … here is Greta next to a DeSoto. Though clearly, there are a couple dozen car models that featured great tailfins culminating with the 1959 Cadillac.

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Of course, this list is not complete. I don’t have matching diecasts for every CARS car πŸ™‚

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