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#126 OFFLINE   Mike K

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:34 PM

View Postferrariforever, on 15 April 2020 - 12:07 PM, said:

If they really don't need to pay any license fee to the 1:1 brand if the model is old enough, then the most profitable model would be a Ferrari, any 60s Ferrari model will sell like hot cake.

I was told that their DB4 zagato, Talbot, and the type C are sold less than their Ferrari models.

I think as any other manufacturer, they should maximize their profit.

Other manufacturers don't have problems selling classic Astons and Jags.  Before AutoArt reissued the E-Type, it was selling for well into CMC money, and some others like the Cult XK120 are completely gone from the market.  I think that CMC has continued to make great choices as far as subject matter, the real question is if they're worth the money any more.  I've never pulled the trigger on the DB4 Zagato, even though it's one of my favorite cars, because of the glaringly wrong tires and wheels.  And then they did it again with the C-Type, after another price increase.  The Talbot seems to be by far the best out of those 3, but I waited to get one at a discount, just because it's not easy to justify $400+ on any one model, even when it's really good.
Maybe only their Ferraris and Mercedes can survive this trend.  Come to think of it, now I'd rather see reissues of the 250 California, GT SWB, Uhlenhaut than anything else.

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:41 PM

I would like to see a Bentley Embiricos or the blue train :drool5: , Mercedes 300SL gullwing, BMW 507, Porsche 356 GT, Porsche 910, Maserati A6GS and the 275/C Speciale.

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 07:31 PM

View PostMike K, on 15 April 2020 - 03:34 PM, said:

View Postferrariforever, on 15 April 2020 - 12:07 PM, said:

If they really don't need to pay any license fee to the 1:1 brand if the model is old enough, then the most profitable model would be a Ferrari, any 60s Ferrari model will sell like hot cake.

I was told that their DB4 zagato, Talbot, and the type C are sold less than their Ferrari models.

I think as any other manufacturer, they should maximize their profit.

Other manufacturers don't have problems selling classic Astons and Jags.  Before AutoArt reissued the E-Type, it was selling for well into CMC money, and some others like the Cult XK120 are completely gone from the market.  I think that CMC has continued to make great choices as far as subject matter, the real question is if they're worth the money any more.  I've never pulled the trigger on the DB4 Zagato, even though it's one of my favorite cars, because of the glaringly wrong tires and wheels.  And then they did it again with the C-Type, after another price increase.  The Talbot seems to be by far the best out of those 3, but I waited to get one at a discount, just because it's not easy to justify $400+ on any one model, even when it's really good.
Maybe only their Ferraris and Mercedes can survive this trend.  Come to think of it, now I'd rather see reissues of the 250 California, GT SWB, Uhlenhaut than anything else.

Totally agreed, those models seem to be selling above US$6xx (in some colours) and continue to be highly sought after. Since they already have the molding for models like the 250 SWB and 250 California, it would be interesting if they could release maybe 1-2 more colours for those.

Edited by rapide66, 15 April 2020 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2020 - 06:33 AM

View PostMike K, on 15 April 2020 - 03:34 PM, said:

View Postferrariforever, on 15 April 2020 - 12:07 PM, said:

If they really don't need to pay any license fee to the 1:1 brand if the model is old enough, then the most profitable model would be a Ferrari, any 60s Ferrari model will sell like hot cake.

I was told that their DB4 zagato, Talbot, and the type C are sold less than their Ferrari models.

I think as any other manufacturer, they should maximize their profit.

Other manufacturers don't have problems selling classic Astons and Jags.  Before AutoArt reissued the E-Type, it was selling for well into CMC money, and some others like the Cult XK120 are completely gone from the market.  I think that CMC has continued to make great choices as far as subject matter, the real question is if they're worth the money any more.  I've never pulled the trigger on the DB4 Zagato, even though it's one of my favorite cars, because of the glaringly wrong tires and wheels.  And then they did it again with the C-Type, after another price increase.  The Talbot seems to be by far the best out of those 3, but I waited to get one at a discount, just because it's not easy to justify $400+ on any one model, even when it's really good.
Maybe only their Ferraris and Mercedes can survive this trend.  Come to think of it, now I'd rather see reissues of the 250 California, GT SWB, Uhlenhaut than anything else.

I agree that the AUTOart E-Type is selling quite well.
But looking at the recent CMC models, I think their Ferrari models are the best selling models. It can be argued that Ferrari has the largest fan base. The Talbot can be a beautiful car/model according to some people, but the brand is just too obscure.
So from a business point of view, I'm sure CMC knows how to maximize their profit.
BTW, I applaud for the diversity of making various models, but business is business.
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Posted 17 April 2020 - 05:33 PM

I would buy a dark blue Ferrari 250 GT SWB competizione or normal with camel or tan leather interior. But if they decide to re-release the rosso I wouldn't complain!!! That's one of my favorite Ferraris.

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 07:51 AM

Meanwhile CMC has made all pre-war silver arrows by MB and Auto Union.
But they have the W154 only in the version of 1938. :gaah:

Hard to understand because the 1939er W154 represents the climax of silver arrows and is such a beautiful race car.

==> Please CMC, do the W154 of 1939, PLEASE!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:58 PM

Since CMC is making Ferraris, I would love a 250 LM and a Porsche 910 & 911R since they have the 901 base.

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 03:46 AM

View Postjandro_f1, on 28 May 2020 - 05:58 PM, said:

Since CMC is making Ferraris, I would love a 250 LM

+1 for sure! There are few classic Ferraris that are more stunning than the LM! It would sell well too

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 09:18 AM

View PostGuiddy, on 29 May 2020 - 03:46 AM, said:

View Postjandro_f1, on 28 May 2020 - 05:58 PM, said:

Since CMC is making Ferraris, I would love a 250 LM

+1 for sure! There are few classic Ferraris that are more stunning than the LM! It would sell well too

I have been waiting patiently for the Exoto XS Ferrari 250LM. But I am not game enough to pre-order from Exoto directly. The 250LM is my favourite Ferrari - I have the 1/18 Amalgam but would love a fully opening diecast version as well

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:48 PM

View Postsimondc07, on 29 May 2020 - 09:18 AM, said:

View PostGuiddy, on 29 May 2020 - 03:46 AM, said:

View Postjandro_f1, on 28 May 2020 - 05:58 PM, said:

Since CMC is making Ferraris, I would love a 250 LM

+1 for sure! There are few classic Ferraris that are more stunning than the LM! It would sell well too

I have been waiting patiently for the Exoto XS Ferrari 250LM. But I am not game enough to pre-order from Exoto directly. The 250LM is my favourite Ferrari - I have the 1/18 Amalgam but would love a fully opening diecast version as well

The 250 Ferraris are among my favorite: 250GT, 250 GTO, 250P & 250LM. I have the Hot Wheels elite version, not that bad. But I would love a CMC model of that car! Also a 330 P4 would be just my dream! That's my favorite racing Ferrari of all.

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 09:55 AM

View Postsimondc07, on 29 May 2020 - 09:18 AM, said:

View PostGuiddy, on 29 May 2020 - 03:46 AM, said:

View Postjandro_f1, on 28 May 2020 - 05:58 PM, said:

Since CMC is making Ferraris, I would love a 250 LM

+1 for sure! There are few classic Ferraris that are more stunning than the LM! It would sell well too

I have been waiting patiently for the Exoto XS Ferrari 250LM. But I am not game enough to pre-order from Exoto directly. The 250LM is my favourite Ferrari - I have the 1/18 Amalgam but would love a fully opening diecast version as well

Is it fair to say that is never coming? Are Exoto even making new models anymore?

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 02:15 PM

View PostGuiddy, on 01 June 2020 - 09:55 AM, said:

View Postsimondc07, on 29 May 2020 - 09:18 AM, said:

View PostGuiddy, on 29 May 2020 - 03:46 AM, said:

View Postjandro_f1, on 28 May 2020 - 05:58 PM, said:

Since CMC is making Ferraris, I would love a 250 LM

+1 for sure! There are few classic Ferraris that are more stunning than the LM! It would sell well too

I have been waiting patiently for the Exoto XS Ferrari 250LM. But I am not game enough to pre-order from Exoto directly. The 250LM is my favourite Ferrari - I have the 1/18 Amalgam but would love a fully opening diecast version as well

Is it fair to say that is never coming? Are Exoto even making new models anymore?

I read somewhere that Exoto usually likes to wait to get certain amount of preorders and then to start production. However, since their preorders take at least forever if not longer, I really wouldn't feel comfortable making preorder on anything. In particular, I don't feel comfortable because in preorders you pay "full" price, while final product can cost several (3-4) times less.




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