TRAX Model Car Reviews: Summer 2024
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TRAX Model Car Reviews: Summer 2024

By Shannons - 16 January 2024

1976 Ford ZH Fairlane Marquis

The ZH series of Fairlane was produced from 1976 to 1979 and the model took strong styling inspiration from Ford and Mercury US designs. Available with a choice of 302 or 351 V8 engines and standard 4 wheel disc brakes, the Fairlane was Australia's top selling luxury car of the era. Trax has captured the upmarket Marquis model beautifully in 1/43rd scale. The Marquis offered a range of upgrades including split bench front seats finished in velour or leather, power adjustment on the driver’s seat and unique wheel covers. Trax has reproduced two very attractive colours so why not spoil yourself and buy both. 

1961 Chrysler AP3 Ambulance

The AP designation of the Chrysler Royal luxury sedan and wagon models stood for “Australian Production”. Fitted with a V8 engine and a spacious interior, these cars were popular amongst well to do city professionals and wealthy farmers. Some of the Chrysler Royals were converted, when new, to ambulance duties, as the larger size of the car afforded the necessary space required for patients and equipment, while the V8 power was needed for performance. Trax has done a wonderful job in meticulously reproducing this ambulance in 1/43rd scale. It is highly recommended as a unique replica of Australian automotive history. Grab yours today!

1969 Holden HT Kingswood Utility

The HT was the second series in the all new body style that debuted with the HK. As Australia’s top selling car at the time, it was natural for farmers and tradespeople alike to choose the Kingswood ute when requiring a sturdy workhorse. Trax has replicated this HT ute very nicely in 1/43rd scale, with the choice of colour in Tuxedo Black being a particularly upmarket one. The model, replete with Monaro hubcaps and soft tonneau cover, will make an excellent addition to your model car collection.

1960 Vauxhall Cresta PA

The Vauxhall Cresta was sold through Holden dealers as a more upmarket choice alongside the usual Holden models, while sitting below the expensive Chevrolet and Pontiac offerings. The Cresta offered six cylinder performance and luxury leather interior in a modern styling package, especially compared to the FB Holdens. Trax has done a superb job in replicating the smooth, flowing lines of the Cresta in 1/43rd scale and has finished the model in period correct two tone colours. Be sure to secure yours today!

1976 Ford TD Cortina XLE

The TD was the last model in this body style and was Ford’s entrant in the medium car class, up against the Holden Torana and Chrysler Centura. The Cortina was available in either four cylinder or six cylinder form, going all the way up to 4.1 litres. The XLE was the luxury model in the range, offering comfortable interiors complete with woodgrain finishes, colour keyed hubcaps and more. The rectangular headlights were also an easy way to discern the TD model from its earlier TC predecessor. Trax really has done a super job in recreating this luxury mid sizer in 1/43rd scale. Stocks are limited so don’t delay!

1975 Chrysler VK Charger Police

Amongst the high powered Fords and Holdens, the NSW Police also used the VK Charger. The VK was fitted with the mighty 360 V8, which provided huge reserves of torque. Complete with police markings, sirens and lights, the VK Charger cut a very menacing figure for any would be criminals who thought to make their escape. This Trax model in 1/43rd scale is probably one of the few ways you would have to secure a VK 360 Police car these days - such is the rarity of the real thing. Make sure you order yours as they will go fast!

1975 Ford Landau

The Ford Landau was Ford Australia’s high end luxury coupe in the Thunderbird tradition. Powered by a high compression 351 V8, the Landau blended the luxury of the Ford P5 LTD with the styling pizzaz of the Falcon hardtop. These cars are very much sought after today and previous Landau models have also sold fast, so we recommend you order your 1/43rd scale example from Trax today to avoid disappointment.

1975 Holden HJ Monaro LS

The LS was Holden’s luxury version of the Monaro coupe, taking many features from the Premier sedan. The HJ series was the first facelift of the immensely popular HQ. Trax has done a mighty job of capturing the lines of this very rare car in 1/43rd scale. Very few HJ Monaro LS cars were made so we suggest you add this model to your collection while stocks last!


1980 Chrysler CM Regal SE

The CM was the final model in Chrysler’s long line of Australian Valiants. The CM SE was the top of the range sedan available and was offered with the 4.3 litre hemi six or the 5.2 litre V8. Luxury appointments including either leather or velour buttoned seats, power windows, Walnut look dashboard fascias and a host of other elements - all making the SE a truly impressive package. Trax has captured all the detail including the optional alloy wheels, in 1/43rd scale, so make sure you don’t miss this mini Mopar!

1971 Hillman Hustler

Based on the Hillman Hunter, this Chrysler medium car was assembled in Port Melbourne, Victoria. With the take over of the English Rootes group by Chrysler, it did not take long for the Chrysler Australia product planning team to apply some Mopar muscle car paint cues to this mid size sedan. With wild paint graphics that would not look out of place next to its Charger stablemate in the showroom, this Hustler certainly looked the part. It is great to see Trax reproduce some of these rarer, uniquely Australian models in 1/43rd scale. 

2021 Ford Mustang George Miedecke Race Car

Following winning his class for Group 3E Production cars at the Bathurst 6 Hour in 2021, George (the son of well known racer Andrew) will campaign this late model Ford Mustang throughout upcoming seasons. Trax has replicated all the details in 1/43rd scale of this fast pony, including roll cage, race wheels and full livery. Race to get yours today!

1976 Holden HX Sandman Panel Van

The Sandman was the most popular of the vans during the whole panel van craze that saw wild graphics and elaborate interiors being created by owners. Not to be outdone, the local Big 3 did not want to miss out on this lucrative market. Thus, the Sandman was born. Trax have captured all the look and feel of the times with this accurate 1/43rd scale model, in 2 period correct colours. It would be a groovy addition to any model collection, so what are you waiting for? 

1976 Chrysler VK Charger White Night

The White Night Chargers were special, limited editions in bold colour schemes that were sure to stand out in any crowd. Matching the extroverted exterior were bold interiors that let the world know you were driving something special. Trax has done a very nice job capturing these Disco Era Mopars and, like the limited originals, we don’t expect them to last long!

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