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#1 OFFLINE   Scuddy

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 01:22 AM

Howdy folks.

My first 2021 acquisitions are in. These were ordered on Jan 2 and arrived yesterday.

The Lancia is lovely, and with its pretty/butch shape and vibrant Martini livery, it really pops when you see it. Thereís lots of detail to admire, which makes one part of it all the more surprising - the rear wheels are linked via an axle, so they donít spin independently. That minor observation aside, I can see why many collectors cherish this one.

The Fiat is excellent, too. As far as I can tell, bar the wheels and livery, itís the same engine wise and inside as the Alitalia car. This is no bad thing as the engine is nicely detailed and the interior is ok, too.

A few shots of them below. Enjoy :-)

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Edited by Scuddy, 09 January 2021 - 01:24 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 03:44 AM

Love the Lancia - congrats Scuddy!!
A perfect combination of a nicely detailed diecast, an amazing livery and 1:1 that has a winning history... :10:

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 03:54 AM

Must be my age, but they're a couple of favourites of mine.

If anything, I think I like the 131 Abarth more, there's something so cool about the chunky saloon with all its scoops and bulges.

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 07:36 AM

Lucky you!
My 037 is stuck somewhere in the postal system.....
And mine is the same Monte Carlo winner, always an attractive option for me.
I didn't go for one of the Fiat's, I'm hoping Kyosho will rerun their 1980 Minichamps winner.
The Monte Carlo car was almost unique, being the only 131 built by the factory with the larger rear light cluster.
According to my book on the rally 131's, all of the factory cars were essentially the same inside (apart from bits of equipment and seat type).
Incidentally, looking through any sources I can find, the original Kyosho Fiat's were tarmac spec, unlike some of the 'new' ones which have narrower wheels and tyres.

One last point - I originally used only the first two letters as the rally name, only to see Minichamps substituted in the posted text!  :dunno: :wtff:

Edited by slartibartfast229, 09 January 2021 - 07:39 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 09:01 AM

Thanks, gents :-)

@vulpex - youíre right, the Lancia ticks many boxes as a diecast and a 1:1. I was really torn between this one and the Totip livery car. If I can make the sort of justification for buying it using the logic thatís unique to diecast collectors, I may get that too :-)

@ snowman - I hear where youíre coming from. Not to take anything away from the Lancia, but if youíre going to beef up a pretty little two seater and decorate it in a brilliant livery, of course it will look great. But do the same to an orthodox looking saloon, and the results are even more impressive because it looks cooler than a three box deserves to :-)

@ Slart - hope you get yours soon. It will be worth the wait :-) I did have a slightly ulterior motive for buying that 131, which will hopefully be revealed in a month or so ;-)

Edited by Scuddy, 09 January 2021 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 06:52 PM

The 037 is my favourite model car overall!

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 12:50 PM

View Postkasparek, on 09 January 2021 - 06:52 PM, said:

The 037 is my favourite model car overall!

Now I have mine, I can fully understand why you said that! The 037 is delightful! :-)

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 01:28 AM

Hey folks. The 1:1 of the 037 Monte Carlo car was up for sale. You can see some nice pics of it here:

https://www.coys.co....ohrl-1983-monte

Edited by Scuddy, 16 January 2021 - 01:29 AM.


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Posted 16 January 2021 - 07:24 AM

View PostScuddy, on 16 January 2021 - 01:28 AM, said:

Hey folks. The 1:1 of the 037 Monte Carlo car was up for sale. You can see some nice pics of it here:

https://www.coys.co....ohrl-1983-monte
Oh dear!
Selling off the family silver.
Very sad to see the decline of the once great car name.
Sometimes bean counters convince management that motorsport is a waste of money.
So, Subaru - a faded name (among enthusiasts).
Mitsubishi - a faded name (ditto).
Add any other once great competition oriented company you want here.

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:23 AM

It’s true that sometimes commercial or financial obligations mean that brutal decisions have to be made, no matter how unsavoury they seem to enthusiasts :-(

The link is hopefully useful to compare the 1:1 with the 1:18 :-)

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 10:44 AM

View PostScuddy, on 16 January 2021 - 01:28 AM, said:

Hey folks. The 1:1 of the 037 Monte Carlo car was up for sale. You can see some nice pics of it here:

https://www.coys.co....ohrl-1983-monte

I suggest also this video: https://www.youtube....h?v=badFXU_HtQs
It should really be this 037. English subtitles available.
The best part is in the end, when he meets a suv, and when it shows the (I think) owner's box (probably a collector in US)!
I suggest a lot of his videos (Davide Cironi): maybe always a little too enthusiast, but they worth it. Also the interviews.

View Postslartibartfast229, on 16 January 2021 - 07:24 AM, said:

Oh dear!
Selling off the family silver.
Very sad to see the decline of the once great car name.
Sometimes bean counters convince management that motorsport is a waste of money.
So, Subaru - a faded name (among enthusiasts).
Mitsubishi - a faded name (ditto).
Add any other once great competition oriented company you want here.

I totally agree! So sad. There would be so much to say about this "management"...
Lancia has been ahead also in this.  :rolleyes:
Now they are selling Iveco. :sad:

View PostScuddy, on 16 January 2021 - 10:23 AM, said:

It’s true that sometimes commercial or financial obligations mean that brutal decisions have to be made, no matter how unsavoury they seem to enthusiasts :-(

Yes, but I think they destroyed value instead of creating it.
What is Lancia now? What is the italian car industry now? Nothing.
And what Subaru and Mitsubishi will be?

Edited by kasparek, 16 January 2021 - 10:44 AM.





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