Look up “AUTOart” on just about any diecast model car forum, and you are sure to find endless complaints about composite models and rising prices, and a yearning for the “good old days” of AUTOart.

Well, the good old days are now. What you see before you is a full opening DIECAST AUTOart model that, thanks to it being the Model Citizen LaLD MOTM, was delivered to my door for a mere $85. To make things even better, everything that looks like mesh, is actual mesh, even in the little cranny behind the exhaust. Everything else is typical AUTOart, and makes this my best value purchase in quite some time.

It’s hard to see, but it says Superlegerra