Models for your collection of the newly unveiled retro round rockets are on their way …
STORY: DYLAN GULSON
IMAGES: SUPPLIED (AUTHENTIC COLLECTABLES)
HOT off the reveal of today’s striking retro round livery the DJR Team Penske cars will run at next weekend’s Sandown 500 comes news that our friends at Authentic Collectables have just announced pre-orders for models in various sizes of the 1988 throwback Falcons.
The upcoming models will include both the #17 and #12 Falcons in the colours of Dick Johnson’s 1988 Shell Sierras to celebrate 30 years since Johnson clinched the ’88 Australian Touring Car Championship.
Authentic Collectables expect the models to arrive early next year with both cars available in 1:12, 1:18, 1:43 and 1:64 scale.
Each of the 1:18 scale models will be produced in die-cast with high detail featuring opening bonnet and doors (the boot will be closed) and come with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Authentic Collectables have also announced limited edition prints to celebrate the retro round livery, with two variants available for pre-order now.
The real-life Shell V-Power Racing Team cars have been on track today in testing at Queensland Raceway ahead of next week’s Sandown 500 with Alex Premat and Tony D’Alberto joining regular pilots Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard respectively for the Melbourne endurance classic.