DeAgostini Supercars

magazines and cars

magazines and cars

DeAgostini differs from my other models in that the cars come with a magazine and are sold through news kiosks rather than toy shops. Although some of the older models can be found at Drybridge Market or in Vagzlis Basroba (the sprawling market around the Central Train Station in Tbilisi). The cars are all in 1:43 scale, made in China.

The sixteen page magazines have nice pictures but the text is in Russian, so I have no idea what it says.

DeAgostini Supercars in 1:43. Left to Right: Aston Martin DB4, De Tomaso Pantera GTS and Jaguar E-Type

DeAgostini Supercars in 1:43. Left to Right: Aston Martin DB4, De Tomaso Pantera GTS and Jaguar E-Type

DeAgostini have different ranges I have already looked at their magazines and Soviet Cars. https://jimholroyd365d.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/soviet-cars-made-in-china-by-deagostini/

The magazines appeared fortnightly and comprised 80 magazine/car combinations, (see below for the list and release dates). The models look good and are faithful representations of the original car, but the quality is a little flimsy. Parts like bumpers and mirrors are fragile and the wheels aren’t always freewheeling.

Jaguar XK140, Aston Martin DB4 and jaguar E-Type

Jaguar XK140, Aston Martin DB4 and jaguar E-Type

The Aston Martin DB4 was the second model in the series (the first was a Lamborghini Countach, which I didn’t get). I don’t collect every model in the series and some cars like the Infiniti FX 35 don’t seem to me to be  “Supercars”.

Romanian advertisement for DeAgostini Supercars.

What I like about the series is that some more unusual cars (often ignored by other manufacturers) are released like the Alfa Romeo Montreal and De Tomaso Pantera GTS.

Alfa Montreal, De Tomaso Pantera GTS and Lamborghini Urraco

Alfa Montreal, De Tomaso Pantera GTS and Lamborghini Urraco

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Left to right: Aston Martin DB4, Lamborghini Urracco, Jaguar E Type, DeTomaso Pantera GTS, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Opel Bitter CD and Lamborghini Miura.

The back of the magazine advertises the next model and sometimes accessories like shelving.

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Opel Bitter CD and Lamborghini Miura

Opel Bitter CD and Lamborghini Miura

My latest acquisition is an Opel Bitter CD, a rare car with beautiful sports car lines. I am hoping to add the Mercedes C111 and Maserati Indy soon to my collection.

Lotus Seven

Lotus Seven

Here is a list of the first eighty cars and their release dates: (the ones I have ✓)

№ 1 – 15.02.2011 | LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP500 S
№ 2 – 08.03.2011 | ASTON MARTIN DB4 COUPE ✓
№ 3 – 22.03.2011 | MERCEDES McLAREN SLR
№ 4 – 05.04.2011 | JAGUAR XK140 ✓
№ 5 – 19.04.2011 | MASERATI COUPE
№ 6 – 03.05.2011 | CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z51COUPE
№ 7 – 17.05.2011 | SALEEN S7
№ 8 – 31.05.2011 | BMW Z8
№ 9 – 14.06.2011 | LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO
№ 10 – 28.06.2011 | FORD GT40
№ 11 – 12.07.2011 | LOTUS ESPRIT V8
№ 12 – 26.07.2011 | ASTON MARTIN V12 VANQUISH
№ 13 – 09.08.2011 | ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL COUPE ✓
№ 14 – 23.08.2011 | MERCEDES SLS AMG
№ 15 – 06.09.2011 | SHELBY 350GT ✓
№ 16 – 20.09.2011 | JAGUAR E-TYPE ✓
№ 17 – 04.10.2011 | CHRYSLER/DODGE VIPER SRT-10
№ 18 – 18.10.2011 | NISSAN GT-R
№ 19 – 01.11.2011 | BMW M1
№ 20 – 15.11.2011 | BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT
№ 21 – 29.11.2011 | PAGANI ZONDA C12S
№ 22 – 13.12.2011 | MASERATI GranTurismo
№ 23 – 27.12.2011 | BMW X6 M
№ 24 – 10.01.2012 | LEXUS LFA
№ 25 – 24.01.2012 | ASTON MARTIN AMV8
№ 26 – 07.02.2012 | LAMBORGHINI P400 MIURA ✓
№ 27 – 21.02.2012 | SPYKER C12 SPYDER
№ 28 – 06.03.2012 | FORD MUSTANG G
№ 29 – 20.03.2012 | AUDI Q7
№ 30 – 03.04.2012 | LOTUS EXIGE
№ 31 – 17.04.2012 | KOENIGSEGG CC 8S
№ 32 – 01.05.2012 | TOYOTA GT-ONE
№ 33 – 15.05.2012 | Land Rover Range Rover Sport
№ 34 – 29.05.2012 | McLAREN F1
№ 35 – 12.06.2012 | LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO
№ 36 – 26.06.2012 | LOTUS SEVEN
№ 37 – 10.07.2012 | PANOZ ESPERANTE GTR
№ 38 – 24.07.2012 | LAMBORGHINI URRACO ✓
№ 39 – 07.08.2012 | Infiniti FX
№ 40 – 21.08.2012 | LOTUS ЕLISE GT1
№ 41 – 04.09.2012 | JAGUAR XK COUPE
№ 42 – 18.09.2012 | DE TOMASO PANTERA GTS ✓
№ 43 – 02.10.2012 | ASTON MARTIN DB7 ZAGATO
№ 44 – 16.10.2012 | ALFA ROMEO GT 3.2 V6 24V
№ 45 – 30.10.2012 | CADILLAC ESCALADE
№ 46 – 13.11.2012 | TVR TUSCAN T440R
№ 47 – 27.11.2012 | LISTER STORM GTL
№ 48 – 11.12.2012 | ASTON MARTIN DB9 or DB9 VANTAGE
№ 49 – 25.12.2012 | AUDI RS6
№ 50 – 08.01.2013 | BMW 645Сi COUPE
№ 51 – 22.01.2013 | LEXUS LX 570
№ 52 – 05.02.2013 | NOBLE M14
№ 53 – 19.02.2013 | ALFA ROMEO 8C SPIDER
№ 54 – 05.03.2013 | KOENIGSEGG AGERA
№ 55 – 19.03.2013 | McLAREN MP4-12C
№ 56 – 02.04.2013 | NISSAN 370Z
№ 57 – 16.04.2013 | MERCEDES GL500
№ 58 – 30.04.2013 | CHEVROLET CAMARO SS
№ 59 – 14.05.2013 | GUMPERT APOLLO
№ 60 – 29.05.2013 | DODGE CHALLENGER SRT-8
№ 61 – 12.06.2013 | Porsche 959
№ 62 – 26.06.2013 | Bugatti EB 110
№ 63 – 10.07.2013 | Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1973
№ 64 – 24.07.2013 | Maserati Quattroporte
№ 65 – 07.08.2013 | Mercedes C111
№ 66 – 21.08.2013 | Venturi 260 Atlantique
№ 67 – 04.09.2013 | Opel Speedster
№ 68 – 18.09.2013 | Mercedes ML500 w164
№ 69 – 02.10.2013 | Donkervoort D8 GTO1
№ 70 – 16.10.2013 | Porsche 911 GT3
№ 71 – 30.10.2013 | BMW M3 GTR
№ 72 – 13.11.2013 | Mercedes-Benz CLS
№ 73 – 27.11.2013 | Pegaso Z102
№ 74 – 11.12.2013 | Opel Bitter CD ✓
№ 75 – 25.12.2013 | Maserati MC12
№ 76 – 08.01.2014 | Mercedes-Benz SL 600
№ 77 – 22.01.2014 | Chevrolet Corevette Stingray 1963
№ 78 – 05.02.2014 | Maybach 62
№ 79 – 19.02.2014 | Maserati Indy ✓
№ 80 – 05.03.2014 | Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse W221

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Maserati Indy

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