The Ecurie Ecosse blue with white stripes would be my picki'm having a hard time deciding which version of the c type to get. this is gonna be a tough choice.
I think those are just bad pictures. I've seen other pics people have posted on facebook and it looks on par with the car as seen today.Has anyone already seen the C-Type Ecurie Ecosse version in real life?
The model is now being offered by CK but have a look at CK's own pictures - the colour looks horrible:
Its been photographed with both types of wheels but originally had the cast-aluminum. https://www.ultimatecarpage.com/img/Ferrari-275-GTB-C-128925.htmlI'm quite interested in the M-210 Ferrari 275GTB/C in plain red without racing decals. However on their website they said that it would feature "cast-aluminum wheels and Pirelli tyres instead of Borrani wire wheels" because the plain version never saw "the rigor of wheel-to-wheel competition".
Anyone have more insight into this as it seems quite a major turnoff, if true.
Thanks man!Wow, I just head a peek at your collection/cabinet of model cars and must say its probably one of the most tasteful I've ever seen.
I'm not too familiar with CMC, so just wondering how their models with racing decals are perceived vs. the ones without? I know for the 275GTB/C, the racing ones are all limited editions, but do they retain their value as much or even better than the street version? I'm considering putting in a pre-order soon, given the pre-order discount.
i think his question was regarding the CMC models.In the real world a 250 GTO with a significant race history is worth the most.
no way are the yellow and silver gto's valued more than #172. those colors along with #86 are the easiest to get.Yes, regarding the 250 GTO, I think the current value from high to low is:
Essen midnight blue, #19, red, blue, silver, yellow, #172, #86.
Nah, I wouldn't worry, the limited editions won't get sold out until next year at the absolute earliest. I'm not crazy about the limited editions anyway. The pullman is one car that should be in black. If you're thinking of the same two big retailers in the US that I am thinking of, they still have stock available of both colors. Don't forget there are still several iterations that have yet to be released so the demand for the ones that are already available will likely slow down.Does anyone has a feeling Pullman is getting sold out? It seems to me like only 2 stores here in US got Pullman and seems like one of them already sold out champagne (non black version) already. CK seems to sold out both models already, so is American Excellence which is actually MCW. I want to buy both of them, but I know that some stores will have discounts in a week or two of 10-15% and let us be honest, on $750-800 we are talking about $75-120 of saving per model. Does any one has the same feeling?
I agree, red wasn't my first choice for the interior either but I doubt it is as bright red as it appears in some pictures and you see on other models (like the CMC testarossa or black california). Take a look at this 1:1 black pullman with the red interior:I agree that black is the natural colour for the Pullman.
What I don't like is the striking red interior CMC has chosen for their black edition. IMO this doesn't fit together - its a contrast to the simple elegance and understatement of this iconic car.
The dash looks nice but the rear half of the body should be longer. I wish they did a better job correcting the shape in the 1:18 version but I'm still looking forward to this model.New pictures of a Black Prince prototype:
What are the opinions here on CMC's 275 GTB/C ?Cool, finally some news from CMC. Still waiting for their 275 GTB
They just didn't update the website. Originally, they were planning to make chassis 09063 in beige along with the LeMans winner. Then they decided to make 09057 in metallic blue instead as well as the copper and gold versions. I think CMC may still make the LeMans winner some point much later as a second release. They've been big on reintroducing models they've made in the past lately like they did with the birdcage, sskl, etc. It's hard to say which version of 09057 will be produced as i've seen the car with and without the bumper and with and without the borani wheels at various events. I wouldn't put too much stock in the marketing photos they post on their websites. When the announced news of the Talbot Lago, they used a picture of a car with white walls. That was never realized.Does anybody know why M-212 is a different model on CMC's different websites ?
- cmc-modelcars.de - "CMC M-212: Ferrari 275 GTB/C, 1966, Chassis 09057" - link 1: https://www.cmc-mode...tnummer-98-copy and link 2: https://www.cmc-mode...sis-09063-beige .... not sure why both links look to refer to something complete different, but they end up with this photo of the model (well the car on which the model will be based):
Not surprised about the Borani wheels. It greatly inflates the part count that they like to include in marketing materials.I've asked CMC what the spec of the models will be and they indicated all models will have bumpers (unlike the photo shown of M-212), and only M-210 (the 'standard' red version) will come with the magnesium wheels, and the rest all with Borrani wire wheels.
It may be a modern paint job but I think it is a period correct paint color, meaning it was available to buyers during that period. I've seen pictures of other 275's with similar paint jobs. I think the color may be Azzurro Metallizatto. Personally, if I were to buy a real car that needed restoration, I would want it in a color scheme I found to be the most desirable. On the other hand repainting a car that holds significant historical value (i.e. racing pedigree) is sacrilege.The beige car is 'period correct'.
The metallic blue car is a modern paint job, and looks like a car that competes in historic events..
If I was paying the usual CMC prices, it would have to be a replica of a car that existed at around the time of introduction.
This is important to me personally, I always prefer originals than modern overhauls in scale.
I was scared after watching that video too but I believe his pullman was from the first batch. They seemed to have resolved many of the qc issues in the following batches. I received my black version this summer and was very impressed by the qc. The paint was as smooth and mark free as i've ever seen on a black model.Cool, cheers.
I've just watched a long review / un boxing video of a Black one on YouTube. I noticed that the wheel hub caps didn't seem to stay in place and moved easily.
Also, when he used the rubber plunger tool to open the trunk, one of the hinges broke. Plus there were two random screws just lying around in the box.
The hood star seems to be too big.
The thick and thin digits on the licence plate look strange.
The molding line on the right of the intake, under the hood should not be there.
I watched a short video showing another Black car, that one just had music and no voice etc, even though they had gloves on, the paint showed a lot of marks.
I really like the car and would love to buy this model, but I'm not sure if it will be as good as I'm expecting it to be.
Even after the restoration, the CMC GTO looks a hell of a lot closer to the real car than the Kyosho. Not to say that the Kyosho doesn't look like other GTO chassis, but in that particular example, the CMC is far and away the superior model in my opinion.The car CMC based their model on 3809GT (ex 3527GT) was restored a few years ago to its correct early body configuration by Ferrari Classiche.This GTO is an early-type car with smaller oval radiator opening, sidelights below the headlights, vertical brake cooling slots in the nose and bolted rear spoiler.
So all the CMC 250 GTO versions now carry a wrong nose... Regardless of their level of craftsmanship and market value.