You may be looking for the "White
Metal" 1:43models by Durham Classics
This sold on ebay May 2002,
I miscalculated the time difference and got home from a restaurant 30 minutes after
end of auction :-(
I would dearly like to know more about these ?
They appear to have made a lot more models mounted
on Pencil Sharpeners than Model cars !
Only info I have is the
info below from the auction and an
Durham Industries, Inc., 41 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010