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Hiya all,

Was there a special edition of the AUTOart IS300 released in yellow with a mahoosive wing in the back? Just saw this at the store, and wondering if it is a mod done on the car...

The wing is huge and has "AR" or "AP" on the sides of it.

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I'm 100% sure it's an IS300, since the driving position is the same as here in Canada (i.e. to the left)
 
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I don't know what it could be then Gary. It could be a new tuner version that I haven't heard about before.

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no no no, not those import tuners...

The IS300 I saw is an AUTOart, inside a normal IS300 box. It's yellow, with everything looking normal except for the wing. i.e. rims, doors, body look stock.

Looking at the dashboard, it's got a 2 tone thing. Beige and black (not sure about it, but it's 2 tone for sure). Looking at a normal black IS300, the dashboard is one colour only. Did the other colours of the IS300 have 2 tone dashes??
 

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There was an Orange AUTOart IS300 that replicated a SCCA Speed World Touring cars. Probably not what your talking about though? Check Scale18.com for a picture...
 
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Autoart only did the is 300 in yellow , blue and black , none of which had wings on them.
The Toyota RS200 came in yellow , white and silver , but again none had rear wings fitted.

The yellow car of each version comes with a 2 tone dash as standard . heres some pics

Lexus IS 300
 
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And the Toyota RS 200 Altezza

Not sure what you saw , but if it had a wing fitted , I doubt it was an Autoart . I even checked their catalogue to be certain but nothing there either :confused
 

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I'm 100% sure it's an AUTOart. Maybe somebody did a custom job on it, and returned it to the store afterwards... weirdness...
 

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It's an AUTOart, unmistakeably, because import tuners' proportions are completely wrong/weird. I'll try to take a pic next time I'm there. Or anyone who's in the Toronto area go to Speed Motorsports (search for it, it's close to Yorkdale Shopping Mall). It's in there... I'll try to catch a pic of it next time I'm there.
 

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Hello gundam40! I saw the car you are talking of about a month ago. They had it on sale for $55.00 i believe. It is an Auto Art. I think the wing was added by someone other than AUTOart. The shipping straps were off when i saw it. It does look good i thought. I almost bought it but i took a black one they had with no wing.

If you are thinking of getting it, it is a great looking car and a good price too!!

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hiya, thx for the info!
how much did you get the black IS300 for? If it's for 55, I'll think about the yellow with wing, but if it's less, I'm taking the black. I like my models in pristine condition :giggle
 

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Hello again gundam40!

I got the black one for the same price ($55.00). It is in great shape. The box is ok but not perfect. I also bought a AUTOart Mercedes AMG for the same price. I found them nice to deal with but not a big selection. I was there a month ago , maybe they have more stock now. I am hoping to make a trip to Toronto next week to find the new AUTOart Cadillac CTS-V. I will stop there as well as Prestige Auto.

I like going to Prestige because the selection is always good. I love my trips to Toronto for die cast cars!!!!!!!

Good luck gundam40!

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When are u coming to Toronto? Maybe we could make a group outing lol. A band of diecast enthusiasts, searching for good deals :giggle

I usually go to Wayne's Collectables. He's got good selection, and he's a nice guy ^_^
 

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That would be great! I will know in a couple of days when i will be heading to Toronto. I would like to see this Wayne's Collectables. I have never been.

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Saturday would be the best time for me, since I live in a city not quite close to the store. But I go to the store's city every saturday, so... :lol

Just give me a PM, and I'll see if we can get Kelvin (kkwhung) to come too! :happy
 
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And they lived happily ever after :lol

Seriously i'm glad the rear spoiler thing has been cleared up. That really did confuse me.

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