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Not the greatest model ever, but this is a rare 1:18 Meccano / Triang Ferrari 512S Speciale 1969. I changed the stock wheels but have kept the originals and the rather nice original box. It must be quite rare as I've not seen many in my thirty-odd years of model buying.

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A GMP McLaren M8 that I repainted. Are we counting customs?

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Not 1:18 and not a car (1:12 Bluebird K7 boat) but quite a special model for me

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Rusty old Citroen 2CV

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Finally an old custom - a modified Polistil Maserati

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Here's a few oldies I bought when I first collected which don't align with my current themes, but are keepers.

Signature 1928 Chrysler Model 72
'Le Mans racing Chrysler style'
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Ricko Cadillac V16 Aerodynamic Coupe
'16 cylinders of American luxury'
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Road Signature 1963 Chrysler Turbine
'A jet car for the jet age'
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Not the greatest model ever, but this is a rare 1:18 Meccano / Triang Ferrari 512S Speciale 1969. I changed the stock wheels but have kept the originals and the rather nice original box. It must be quite rare as I've not seen many in my thirty-odd years of model buying.

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A GMP McLaren M8 that I repainted. Are we counting customs?

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Not 1:18 and not a car (1:12 Bluebird K7 boat) but quite a special model for me

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Rusty old Citroen 2CV

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Finally an old custom - a modified Polistil Maserati

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Great stuff! Yes, customs are counted, too! 😀
 

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Neat Citroen, I presume? :)
DS19 Chapron to be exact. I've learned about them only recently and never seen one in the flesh, despite visiting the Netherlands a couple of times. It was offered by Citroen dealerships but actually made by a coachbuilder/dealer Henri Chapron, which made the process more complicated than necessary in the spirit of French automobile I guess ;) Whole assembled DSes with some structural changes went to Chapron from the factory only to be cut and reassembled again as cabriolets. Original Chaprons are so expensive nowadays that people continue to make the conversions. The side view of the roofless DS sitting low on its hydropneumatic suspension is - in my hunble opinion - one of the best silhouettes in the history of automobile.
 

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DS19 Chapron to be exact. I've learned about them only recently and never seen one in the flesh, despite visiting the Netherlands a couple of times. It was offered by Citroen dealerships but actually made by a coachbuilder/dealer Henri Chapron, which made the process more complicated than necessary in the spirit of French automobile I guess ;) Whole assembled DSes with some structural changes went to Chapron from the factory only to be cut and reassembled again as cabriolets. Original Chaprons are so expensive nowadays that people continue to make the conversions. The side view of the roofless DS sitting low on its hydropneumatic suspension is - in my hunble opinion - one of the best silhouettes in the history of automobile.
Thanks for the history! :)
 
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