Whenever I think I've overdone it, I just check Craig's latest post
Me neither, I prefer the black/turquoise one, personally, but this is an interesting option - Where did it race, as I don't recall it in period?The livery on the Maserati looks great, I didn't know this one!
I see you got the Topspeed Castrol Ford GT - I was very tempted as I went to Daytona in 2019, but it sold out quickly everywhere.I haven't bought a model for a while so these are my latest purchases.
But Marcos did it 6 years before that!l have never seen the 365P in silver - Pre-dates the McLaren F1 by 30 years with it's central seating too
That's a great model - I have one and it really is excellent.Once upon a time there was a manufacturer called "BBR" offering 1/18 high end diecast models on par with CMC:
The Exoto Grand Sport is a nice model, I've had a soft spot for the GS since receiving a book with a section on the GS's history in it many years ago and picked one up in one of Exoto's sales many years ago (mine's the more familiar blue, though, as the shot that inspired my interest was).I was on YouTube looking at a three-parter of the 1964 Road America 500 and although my original reason for coming on the site was just to verify the number on the Chaparral 2 in the race for one of my histories here, I watched the whole thing. Fascinating...
And I was struck by the fact that Jim Hall not only entered a Chaparral, he also entered a Corvette Grand Sport, the same one he and some hired gun named Roger Penske drove in the Sebring 12-Hours earlier that year. The pair and Hap Sharp would co-drive the GS while also rotating in the Chaparral (they'd do the same thing in next year's race, replacing the now-retired Penske with Ronnie Hissom and Bruce Jennings - no, not that one! - and finish 1-2 in two Chaparrals). In the 1964 event the Chaparral retired with brake issues but the Grand Sport would finish 3rd, losing 2nd place to the Ken Miles/John Morton/Skip Scott Cobra roadster in the last few minutes due to having to stop to fix a loose wheel.
I'm not a classic Corvette fan, but that history made me sit up and pay attention when I found out that Exoto issued a model of this car. In addition, this add is an example of eBay's "Make An Offer" option working the way it's supposed to: REALLY well in my favor.
It's your model, but it IS a racing car, so I'd leave it in race livery personally (although racing cars ARE my thingAnother 1:12 added to the collection - 1:12 Mercedes CLK GTR. It's got a small bit of decal damage and a couple of easy to fix issues, but only paid £100 for it so I'm not that bothered. I'm contemplating getting rid of all the decals and doing a kind of road conversion as racing cars aren't my thing. what do you think???
Seller's pic from eBay
Nice classics there.Got these two today in: Minichamps Mercedes 300SL W198 on Ebay. The Norev Citroen DS23 is a local buy, got it secondhand, dusty and without box but for a nice price (40 euro). Really like the color on both.
Worth spending on, IMO.Dave, with all these adds, where do you keep your family - in the garage?
I for one have blown my budget for the rest of 2020 and Christmas and - oh, yeah, my Mom's birthday is coming up...Well, she likes singing phone calls - who doesn't?
But this was a must-have and, as usual, grabbed it with a last-second snipe - one of BBR's later (and pushing last, ignoring all the Ferrari F1s they put out) - diecasts (seller's pic):
Ah, I see there's a reflection in the chrome, which what was confusing me - ThanksAbout the Porsche, yes its the Cam2 livery. The sidepods are chrome just like the Sunoco version. Thanks mate, indeed looks excellent.
The Castrol colours always look good - I've got one of these and the Le Mans winner in Silk Cut colours.Another first - my first Exoto, the 1988 Daytona 24 hour winner. A relative bargain in current terms at just over £200, looks like it's in good condition. Seller's photo:
The boxed diecast issue is one most of us face!I really need to re-organise my display cabinet now, I have some absolute beauties that are still in their boxes!