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I have a chance to get a 1997 Mclaren FI car # 40.
it is going to cost quite a bit for a 1/18th
Is it hard to come buy?It would look good with my other Gulf cars :tempted
I've ordered so much this week i just want to know if i should go for broke :scared
thanks in anticipation.
steve
 
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Any Ut mac is hard to come by, particularly the Gulf ones.

I dont know how rare it is, some others can probably give you a better info about that.

How much are they asking for it?
 

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Sorry to break it to you, but they're quite rare these days.

Two things you want to check on the car are:

- condition of the paint on the wheels
- state of the decals (make sure they're not dried, cracked, broken)

Best of luck with this!
 
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Thanks Burn,thanks Felix.
problem is i won't get to see model until it arrives although my supplier is very good.Guess it's going to cost him as well.
It is going to cost around £90.00.....$170 US.
Is it worth it.....suppose you could say how badly do i want it.
I just don't want to spend that sort of money if it's not worth it :confused
 
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I think it is overpriced, really.

MaxPower had one for sale some time ago (I dont remeber which number though) and it wasn't that expensive.

If you REALLY want it, then go for it, but it is a but too expensive in my opinion. I wouldn't get it. Plus, you will not be able to see it before. Maybe even your supplier doesn't really know about the condition of the model.
 

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Yikes!! That IS pricey! As much of a McLaren F1 GTR fan that I am, US$170 is a lot of money for that UT model, let alone any 1:18 model. The primary reason I say that is because those UT models are not high in detail. The quality is acceptable. BUT, if you want a race liveried F1 GTR in 1:18, UT is the only game in town. As UT no longer exists as a company, those cars are in limited "circulation" and hence the high price they command. Speaking personally, I'd sooner bank that US$170 towards a really detailed car like an Exoto Sauber C9 which will satisfy any collector's desire for detail and fine workmanship (barring any horrid Quality Control problems we've been hearing lately).
 
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Thanks guys,
i think you've made my desicion for me.
thanks but no thanks i think at that price.
you're right that money could be better spent. :badidea
 
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I agree with your decision. :cheers

I too was stuck with the dilemma of the Gulf Syndrome. :giggle

A MINT (box & car) was 'on sale' for the price of $200 USD. I would love to have one for the collection, but not for that price. I wouldn't even pay that much for the Loctite, and I want that one - BAD. :help *$150 is the highest I would pay for the Loctite*
 
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Is the loctite that priced? Man I was lucky with that catch too then! 26 euros :giggle

I agree with your decision stevie, it was just too much. A better detailed car can be obtained easily for that amount.
 
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Is the loctite that priced? Man I was lucky with that catch too then! 26 euros :giggle
Thanks! I really needed to hear that. :help

I think I'll go smash my toes now.

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