Anson - 1:18 Scale Diecast Just Gets Better
by Doug Breithaupt

Of the many recent manufacturers of 1:18 scale diecast, Anson Industries Ltd. stand out due to their superior product and excellent value. The 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is a perfect example. As with most of Anson's diecast, they are the only manufacturer to produce this model in 1:18 scale. Everything opens as it should with excellent engine detail, realistic interior, correct Firestone wide-white brand soft tires and perfectly detailed wheels. No one provides better 1:18 scale diecast at this value. Anson diecast make collectors wish they were 1:18 scale too!

The other Anson cars represented below are the Ferrari Dino 246 GT, Ferrari 328 GTS, Lamborghini Miura and Porsche 911 Targa, and are featured on the cars1-18 page.

Anson's Web site provides some helpful company background information . "Anson Industries Limited was established in 1992. It is one of the very few independent top quality suppliers of metal die-cast cars in the Far East. We are specializing in the licensed model cars, such as Cadillac, Ford, Ferrari, Porsche etc."




Anson is offering a variety of new cars for 1998. The 1998 Cadillac Seville may be America's finest luxury sedan and Anson is the first to produce this elegant automobile in diecast. They are also producing a wonderful 1963 Ford Thunderbird convertible, a car that deserves to be represented with other great collector cars of the 1960's. It is nice to see something other than a muscle car from this period of U.S. automobiles. Additional cars by Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Dodge and others provide something for every collector. For a full selection of Anson's new models, visit their Web site (click here).

Maisto, Bburago and Ertl should take close note of Anson. Anson is selecting models that collectors want and that other manufacturers have missed. The quality is high with all of the functions and detail that mark the best of the 1:18 models. At the same time, the prices have been kept very competitive. For collectors and retailers, this is all great news.