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Love the Kyosho Hi-end Ferrari 250 GTO. What a fantastic piece. I got the regular non high end one years ago before the price hike and still loving it to this day. I think i went through a few upgrades of the GTO LOL. From Bburago then Hotwheels but both doesnt do the 250 GTO justice in term of accuracy or details so bought the Kyosho one. And unexpectedly presented with an option to own a silver one by CMC years later for cheap so jumped at the chance. I have an incoming 250 GTO 1964 by CMR and would love to see how it measures up to my old faithful Kyosho.

Yes, CMC 250 GTO red is now about 800 euro
CMC 250 California red is about 700 euro
CMC 250 GT SWB red is about 500 euro
CMC 250 Tests Rossa is about 350 euro

Let's see how the upcoming 275 GTB will increase in value, I predict between the California and the SWB.
It would be interesting to revisit this post in a few years time to see where prices are at. I already paid in full for the upcoming CMC 275 GTB/C at a local dealer, so let's see when that will be ready. In addition, I'm still trying to get my hands on a 250 SWB and DB4 GT Zagato. I was out of the hobby for a while, so I can't exactly blame myself for missing out on them when they were new.
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Missed this reply from several months ago and just saw it when I scrolled up. Looking at the going rate for the 250 SWB and Testa Rossa it is funny to think back that I paid more for the Testa Rossa 6 years ago. Paid $300 AUD for the TR and $200 for the SWB and the SWB wasn't even on my radar at the time but just thought grabbing both from the same seller and worked out a bundle deal. Glad that I did back then or else I won't have the chance now.
 

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Wow that's a wide range of 250 GTOs from a quality/accuracy standpoint. I'm quite envious when I hear about such prices for CMC models. I remember you have a silver 250 California which I find to be most beautiful; but with a market price of US$800+, I cannot justify such a purchase.
 

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I sold the Bburago 250 GTO and LM shortly after I upgraded to the Kyosho and HWE model respectively but still keeping the yellow Hot Wheels 250 GTO mainly because it came in the cool Hotwheels' tubular display case and it looks cool on its own on the desk.
I was very fortunate to have gotten the 250 Cali when Modelissimo had sale on a range of CMC models i think 5 years ago if i remember correctly. Definitely can't justify paying so much for one now. I guess the same can be said about the Fiat transporter too. It was available at about $800ish AUD at my local specialist bookshop years ago but I couldn't justify paying so much for one and now they are definitely wayyy out of my league, 3 grand was the latest sold figure I saw on eBay AU recently.
 

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In 2017, Audi unveiled the fourth generation of its RS4 Avant (B9), which like the previous generation is only available in wagon form. Since then, this has been my favourite "practical" vehicle with sufficient rear legroom and cargo space, combined with 444 horsepower capable of propelling the car from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds. While Audi is more famous for the larger RS6 Avant, I actually prefer the size and styling of the RS4.

This particular model by GT Spirit is in my favourite "Nardo Grey" but features the ABT tuning and modifications. Personally I prefer the more subtle styling of the regular RS4, as I find the blacked-out trim and large rims a little too aggressive and aftermarket. While the frontal air intakes of most Audi models by GT Spirit are in fact solid, this RS4 Avant features opening intakes in all the right areas which is quite commendable.











 

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The 2018 Aston Martin Vantage should have been the car that 007 drove in "Spectre" had he some patience, instead of the awkwardly-designed concept DB10. The Vantage is characterized by an aggressive yet minimalistic styling, which adopts the grill design from the ultra-limited 2015 Vulcan as well as sleek taillights which wrap around the back of the car. Powered by an AMG-sourced V8, the Vantage has an output of 503hp, capable of a 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds. The dimensions and stance of the 2018 Vantage helps it better differentiate itself from the grand tourer of the DB11, in a much more effective manner than the previous Vantage from the DB9/Virage. It is a shame that this car hasn't sold very well, primarily because of its price point, a not insignificant premium to the previous Vantage as well as comparable Porsche 911 and Mercedes AMG GT, as well as a controversially-styled interior. I just hope the upcoming DBX saves the company from extinction.













 

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Quality wise so much better than the HWE DB10.
Although I don't like the 1:1 headlight. A bit anonymous.

That V8 Vantage in the Living Daylight color is really magnificent. Really rare nowadays.
Yeah, I had planned to get the DB10 in order to complete my 007 Aston Martin collection, but I ultimately couldn't bring myself to get the HWE one, because of the panel gaps, exacerbated by the awkward styling of the 1:1. That being said, I have to agree with you on the headlights of the 2018 Vantage, which leave more to be desired and reminds me of those from a Mazda Miata (no offence), not a good sign for a car starting at US$ 150,000.
 

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Love this Vantage with the red interior, very elegant!
Thanks!

In my opinion and from a design standpoint, BMW experienced a golden age in the late 1990s and early 2000s. From this era, saw several noteworthy examples, including the timeless Z8, E39 M5, E46 M3 and E38 7 Series, the latter of which is today's topic. I don't usually collect cars outside Ferrari/Aston Martin, but the E38 BMW holds a special place in my heart not least because of its association with 007 in "Tomorrow Never Dies", but also as a car my family owned for several years two decades ago. I admire the understated elegance of the E38 750iL especially in this dark blue/beige spec. This compares with the overtly sporty Alpina B12 6.0 version with slightly oversized rims, lower bumpers and blacked-out trim. Both models are made by OttoMobile to a very high standard of quality and with surprisingly impressive paint, which leave little to complain about especially given their original retail prices.













 

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What a handsome couple the E38s are. I too think that the BMW design around that time is probably the best IMO. from E46, E39 to the E38. Much like the Bruno Sacco's era of Mercedes saloons a decade ago. Truly timeless beauties.
Thanks, I recall you have in your collection the same E38 BMW 750iL model in dark blue as well.
 
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