Day two of Radcast starts with another American machine that leaves no doubt of its time. Today we start off with Tomica 45-2, the Cadillac Seville. This casting entered the range in February 1981, and is an excellent model of a controversial design:

Ah, the bustleback. Love it or hate it, it was in production for 6 model years, and was a common sight for some time. These cars are kind of a guilty pleasure for me, but I would only want an un-pimped model. This Tomica version is fairly tasteful, all things considered. The two tone paint mimics a real world paint scheme, and there is ample fine line casting detail. Proportion is accurate, scale is a claimed 1:69, probably accurate. Of course, this model features the snappy door action, crisp glazing, and springy suspension we expect from period Tomica. HW also had a bustleback Seville, even with a sunroof, but I think the Tomica with opening parts and precise detail is the finer model. From all angles, there’s no mistaking this for anything else:

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Doors open to reveal a detailed interior and accurate steering wheel:

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Front and rear have similar fine detail:

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The base is metal, which adds heft and allows for ample technical detail and identifying data:

This example is lucky enough to live in its original F-series box, which illustrates the same paint scheme:

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I am definitely happy to have this model in my collection. I’ve always kind of liked this car, and I remember having the normal Pocket Cars in my childhood fleet. This two tone variant was never a Pocket Cars as far as I know, and is less common:

A 1:1 of a 1981 model, from notoriousluxury.com:

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An example of how I would want one from favcars.com (1980 model, no vinyl top or continental kit, non-wire wheels or caps, preferably blue):

From curbsideclassic.com, the area of controversy, the bustleback, made to resemble a classic era razor edge Rolls-Royce: