Back in January we wrote about an exciting new series of 1:18-scale models of iconic Japanese cars of the 1980s. Made by LS Collectibles, they were still in the prototype phase, and the first one was the long-awaited A60 Toyota Celica Supra. The cars are very close to completion, and are now available for pre-order.
The Celica Supra is offered in three colors, Super Red, Gloss Black, and the rare Light Blue Metallic. The cost of each one is €134.95 (or about USD $162) including tax, which is a competitive price for a low-volume 1:18 resin model.
We spoke with designer LS Collectibles’ designer David Houston, who is a big fan of Japanese cars and is the main advocate for their inclusion in the company’s lineup. He told JNC that while close to production, these are still prototypes and that he is working on revisions to the ride height, wheel and tire size, side window trim, roof spoiler and interior colors. Note that the cars are US-spec P-Types with LHD steering.
The second-generation Supra has long been missing from the 1:18 scale world, though versions in smaller 1:64 diecast and 1:24 plastic model kits exist. David says that it is important they receive enough orders for these cars so that he can justify more Japanese cars of the era in the future. He has a few ideas up his sleeve. The Celica Supra is available for pre-order on LS Collectibles’ website and will be shipped in July 2018.