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#1 OFFLINE   kitefighter

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:49 AM

I'm looking to add an air cooled Porsche 911 Turbo to my 1/18 scale garage. It's a long overdue omission. The model I would love to add would be the AUTOart Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 but unfortunately, examples are being offered at prices well beyond my current budget. So I'm looking for fellow collectors of this forum to help me decide.

I've looked carefully at the Norev 930 Turbo 3.3 but those awful tyres destroy the poise and scale of the model to my eyes when viewed side on.

So what about the Porsche 964 Turbo by Welly? It's not quite the era or shape I was looking for, but the prices are very reasonable.

Does anyone own both the Norev and the Welly air cooled Porsche Turbos? Which model of the two would you prefer - and why?

And how different are they to the benchmark AUTOart 930 Turbos?

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

Get a Norev and swap the tyres out. Or keep checking eBay to see if any AUTOart ones come up for normal prices. I have AUTOart ones, but luckily I got them when they were released, prices are completely bonkers now!

I've had Welly 964 Turbo's but they're not the greatest. I sold them on when GTS announced theirs.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:35 AM

Yeah, I would do that too. I just checked and Autoart spares have no more Autoart 930 wheels, was gonna suggest that.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:37 AM

If you are open to consider something else than the regular street version you could also look at the 934 RSR from Schuco or the 930 Turbo Wangan Midnight from Autoart.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:06 AM

Splurge for an Autoart 930, they are worth it, or maybe try to find an exoto 934, best of both worlds there. 934's are like yellowbirds that have race history's if you think about it. Pretty awesome Porsche.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:58 PM

I would get a norev 3.3 and swap the tyres, AUTOart ones are very nice but like you say, they're very expensive these days. Heres a guide on how to do it from a DX'er a few years back. http://www.diecastxc...urbo-tires-diy/

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

If you can afford spending around $200 then I highly suggest the Autoart Porsche 930 Wangan Midnight.  They are readily available right now but once they are sold out, like other Autoart 930's, they might be difficult to find.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:04 PM

I also recommend getting the Norev 930 Turbo, but with a Singer 911 / Fuch wheel swap!  Totally transforms the car... epic stance!

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:54 AM

Go for the Norev 930 and modify the wheels, either tyre change or complete wheel change. You'll have a car that'll look almost as good as the Autoart on a shelf.
The Welly 964 is a decent effort, but the cheap toy like wheels let it down.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:54 AM

The Norev 930 is a great option at roughly half the cost of the Autoart Wangan 930 however the wheels on the Norev are horrid and should be changed.  
I was fortunate to find both sets of wheels on eBay with out sacrificing a model but now the Singer wheels might be very hard to find.

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Here is my silver Norev 930 with GT Spirit Singer wheels.  
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:12 PM

Wow, the singer wheels do look awesome on it!

Here's another with just the standard Maisto tire swap and some lowering(and grinding to the rear wheel well interiors), you only need a crappy speedster in almost any condition as a tire donor
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Or you could just get the blackbird and add a badge
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And a blue one, although I never liked the foggy paint on it

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You can still get a silver norev in the US for under $80 shipped from an unnamed modelwarehouse with a NEXT 10% discount code.... Although I bought a couple from CK earlier last year for $50 something each.  One of these days I'm going to strip the spare for some viper green metallic paint.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:39 AM

They look really nice now, the Singer wheels look fantastic on the Silver one!!

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