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  1. The white metal, hand-built 1948 Daimler Straight Eight, by Pete Kenna, has arrived and is now in stock.

    Three versions are available:

     

    1.   The 1948 Earl's Court Motor Show launch model: LJJ 11 "The Green Goddess". Metallic Jade green with cream hood and interior.

    2.    Two tone model in metallic blue and black with cream hood and interior.

    3.     All black model with cream hood and interior.

     

    Photos can be seen in the "Kenna Models" section of the site.

     

    Regards to all.

    Frank.

     

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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

     

    Master model builder (and brass pattern maker for Brooklin, Somerville, Western, etc.) PETE KENNA (Kenna Models) and BRITISH HERITAGE MODELS  have come to an arrangement where BHM will be a RETAIL DISTRIBUTOR for Kenna models in the United Kingdom!

     

    The first model to be commissioned by BHM from Kenna Models is the Daimler Straight 8 convertible (detachable hard top).

    Initial production will consist of 12 MODELS ONLY, divided into 3 variations:

     

    1.  =  5 only  x  reg. no. LJJ 11:-  the original model of the Daimler Straight 8, as launched at the 1948 Earl's Court Motor Show.

     

    The show car was, at the time, the most expensive car in the world and was presented in the livery of metallic Jade green with a cream interior. It acquired the nickname "The Green Goddess".

     

    The KENNA model is an exact replica of that car = a stunning model, 5" long, exquisitely detailed, of exceptional "Kenna" quality and supremely hand-built. The cream hood is removeable.

     

    2.  =  5 only x two-tone metallic pale blue and black. This beautiful colour combination comes with a contrasting cream interior and cream (removeable) roof.

     

    3.   =  2 only x black coachwork with contrasting cream interior = inspired by the car as shown in the 1950s' Norman Wisdom comedy film "Trouble in Store". The hood on this model is cream in colour and also removeable.

     

    I have seen these models in early build and I can honestly say that they are beautifully done. The build quality is SUPERB, the detailing EXQUISITE and the overall presentation is SUBLIME. Any of you who already own Pete Kenna models will know of the quality product that is associated with the name.

     

    The cost of each model is £125 + p&p of £4.99.

     

    To reserve your model (only 12 in the initial build) please contact me as soon as possible and I will pre-order it for you:

     

    Telephone: 01244 320761 or email: [email protected]

     

    Photos of the models will follow ASAP.

    Regards to all,

    Frank.

     

    BRITISH HERITAGE MODELS: The name you can trust...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  3. Hello all...

    the long-awaited 1961 Vauxhall Victor FB De Luxe model from SILAS will be arriving soon.

     

    The model will be in a choice of two, two-tone colour schemes: Alpine green/Glade green and also Lilace Haze and Dusk Rose. Production will be a LIMITED EDITION of just 125 each colour, so early pre-ordering is advised to avoid disappointment.

     

    Photos of pre-production sample models can be seen in the "Silas Models" category of the site.

     

    Anyone wishing to PRE-ORDER one or both of the colour schemes can phone me on: 01244 320761

    or email: [email protected]

     

    Regards,

    Frank.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Check out the "Ilario" section on the site to see a stunning selection of superbly handcrafted, exquisitely detailed beautiful models.

    Hand-built by artisan model producer Ilario Chiera from France, the models are miniature works of art.

    Limited to just 170 -180 pieces worldwide, they are extremely rare and will add a touch of elegance to your collection.

     

    Regards to all.

    Frank.

     

     

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    Take a look at the New Minimarque section on the site, to see some beautiful renditions of those all-time favourite, British sports cars - the MGB and the MGC.

     

    The models are hand-built in white metal, exquisitely detailed, of superb quality and beaitifully presented.

     

    Each model is a LIMITED EDITION of just 50, in its particular colour scheme, with its edition number stated on its plinth.

     

    They are all open roadsters.

     

    Beautiful models of an all-time favourite. I used to own a 1967 MGB roadster in Yellow Ochre with a black interior, reg no: WTU 262E.

    Ahhh, those were the days - before the baby came along and reduced me to a Volkswagen Beetle... :-(

     

    Regards to all,

     

    Frank.

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    Silas models come along like British buses - you wait ages for one, then three come at once!!!

     

    More fantastic news just received from Frederic is that the 1952 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR is reaching the final stages of assembly and will be along soon!

     

    The model will be available in three colour schemes:

     

    Metallic steel grey with Burgundy red interior...

    Old English White with beige interior...

    Dark Indigo blue with pale blue interior.

     

    It will also be offered in hood up or hood down versions, making a total of six fantastic models!

     

     

    PHOTOS OF ALL SIX MODELS CAN NOW BE SEEN IN THE "SILAS MODELS" SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.

     

     

    Don't forget though, as always with SILAS, the models will be strictly LIMITED EDITIONS therefore early pr-ordering is advised.

     

    The SILAS Jensen CV8 model sold out at a rapid rate and a lot of collectors were left disappointed.

     

    Anyone wishing to pre-order the 1952 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR can phone me on 01244 320761 or email me on [email protected] to be guaranteed receiving the model/s of your choice.

     

    Payment is not required until the models have arrived into stock and are ready to be despatched to you.

     

    So get your skates on!

    Regards to all,

    Frank.

     

     

     

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    A unique model, from Frederic of Silas Models, has just arrived:

     

    the 1964 Vauxhall Viva HA de Luxe, shown in one of its export variants as the Vauxhall Epic.

     

    The model is LHD and features French number plates.

     

    As usual, with Silas models, it is exquisitely detailed, beautifully presented and of superb quality.

     

    A unique rendition of an extremely rare car, it deserves a place in your collection!

     

    However, only 200 of this LIMITED EDITION will be produced (100 in each colour scheme).

     

    Regards to all.

     

    Frank.

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    The BMC Farina models were first announced by Silas for production in 2011.

     

    Owing to manufacturer problems, the project was put on a back burner to allow other Silas products to go into production.

    Demand for these three models, 1962 MG Magnette Mk IV, 1962 Riley 4/72 & 1959 Wolseley 15/60, on pre-orders was amazing. Many customers were frustrated and very disappointed when the models failed to materialise.

     

    NOW - it gives me great pleasure to announce that the BMC Farina project is definiitely back on. Pre-production prototypes are being paint-tested and assembled for final fit.

     

    I am hoping it won't be too long now before the models are on the way to us.

    As always with Silas Models, these will be strictly LIMITED EDITIONS and will follow the pattern of 3 colour choices.

     

    THE ORDER BOOK IS NOW OPEN!!!

     

    To reserve your models, go to the SILAS section on this website, choose which colours/models you wish to pre-order then phone me ASAP to reserve your models.

     

    You are advised to do this as early as possible to avoid disappointment, when the models sell out.

    You may phone me on 01244 320761 or email me at [email protected] to place your priority PRE-ORDER. That will guarantee that you get your models.

     

    Regards to all.

     

    Frank.

     

     

     

     

     

  9. The Vauxhall Victors have sold out within 24 hours!. There are a few VX 4/90 available at the moment.

     

    More Victors will be available next week. Colours are Persian Blue/pale blue interior or Calypso red/beige interior.

     

    The initial order sold ut within 24 hours but more will be here soon. Keep watching the site or to pre-order, phone me on: 01244 320761!

     

    Frank.

  10. The wait is over!

     

    Just arrived within the last couple of days have been the SILAS MODELS 1963/4 Vauxhall Victor Super & VX 4/90 models.

     

    At present, stock is extremely limited, as these are painstakingly hand built, so if you need one immediately - grab one now before they sell out!.

     

    As usual, with models from Frederic, the detailing is exquisite, the finish superb and the presenration beautiful - remarkable value at the price he charges!

     

    All colours are LIMITED EDITIONS: VX 4/90 of 100 each colour, Victor FB Super of 125 each colour.

     

    More will follow but current availability is very limited. SILAS now sell to SIX different countries across the world.

     

    From a long-standing friendship between myself and Frederic Cros, of Silas Models, BHM is the sole importer and distributor of Silas models for the united Kingdom. Suggestions for future SILAS models will be passed onto Frederic.

     

    Best regards to you all for your continued custom and support - Frank.