GreenLight offers two 1:18th Series with individual and unique marks in Automotive History

Indianapo12833___1_18_Black_Bandit_Collection__1966_Volkswagen_Karmann_Ghia.jpglis, IN (January 6, 2011) 1:18 Auction Block and 1:18 Black Bandit will be released simultaneously within the die cast market for their upcoming release in 2011.  Both Vehicles have impressive and monumental back story on how they came to be, where they have been and where they are going. 

Auction Block showcases actual cars that have been placed into the competitive buyer market of sale by bid.  The cars that have experienced such are chosen for their substantial selling price or elaborate past. This series is a 1:18 1966 Shelby Cobra CSX3034.

Black Bandit which is GreenLight’s triple black theme gives an outlaw look with black body paint, black interior and black rims.  The feel is entirely revolutionary rebellion.  GreenLight continues with the German Engineered Volkswagen make into the third release of this internationally successful series. This series is a 1:18 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

In 1950, Karmann approached Volkswagen with a design for a new vehicle.  Karmann had a working relationship with Volkswagen. The idea was initially rejected by Volkswagen so Karmann approached the coach building company Carrozzeria Ghia of Turin who built the first prototype of the vehicle.  In 1953, Nordhoff, the head of Volkswagen at the time, gave approval for the vehicle to be built by his company.  On July 14th 1955, the vehicle was unveiled to the public. 

These 1:18 die-cast replicas feature detailed engines, real rubber tires, metal body and chassis, detailed graphics, custom license plates and are officially licensed. Their release is scheduled for beginning of 2011 and will be available through official GreenLight hobby shops and wholesale dealers.  


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