Hello LALD!

My name is Sam and I have been an avid 1/64th scale collector for over 25 years and am really excited to be a part of the Kinja network.

For my first post I thought I'd share one of my newer finds: an Auto World 1969 Chevy Kingswood Estate Muscle Wagon.

Auto World (AW) has really rocked the diecast community in the past few years by releasing some of the older, VHTF 1/24 and 1/25th scale plastic models and securing some of the great Hollywood car licenses. Their attention to detail and sizing really hits home when it comes to their 1/64th scale releases.


I found this particular casting at a local Meijer store and instantly loved the detail. AW's commitment to keeping their cars at a "true" 1/64th scale really shows. The Matchbox-style box packaging even comes with measurement markings to help push that messaging.

The casting looks life-like and the details are very intricate. The grille area and taillights are especially detailed.

I have seen better wood-grain patterns (the wood is basically just brown paint), but the "Kingswood Estate" tampos on the rear fenders are done very well.

Even though it's out of sight, the engine bay is equally as impressive...like, seriously impressive. The air cleaner has a legible "Turbo Jet" on it and the classic Chevy crossed-flags logo.

Over all this is definitely one to add to your collection, especially if you like wagons. And come on, who doesn't love a roof-rack clad wagon with a California black plate that says "BIG BLCK"?