The culprit behind my latest splurge was a slew of Easter sales over at American Excellence. I sifted through pages of discounted models and found a few BoS Models that piqued my interest, despite having next to no knowledge of concept cars. At half-off their original prices, though, these were too good to pass up. I’m far from a Scott Nadeau, our chief concept car connoisseur, but I’m making progress.
The Mercedes-Benz C111 was the first one to catch my eye. In fact, I’ve had this one on the backburner for a while when it was on sale for $90, and an additional 30% off sealed the deal. It’s a sealed resin model, so you don’t get the functional gullwing doors, but everything else checks out. The front wheels may be a bit too far out the fenders, but the proportions otherwise are pretty good. Scott recommended the Guiloy version of this car just the other day, which he’s showcased before (see below), but I’m leaning towards the overall accuracy of the BoS despite its lack of features.
The BB CW311 is a car I had never heard of before, but anything with the three-pointed star can have my attention (and my money). It’s not even officially a Mercedes-Benz product and wasn’t built in a M-B factory, but are you going to argue against a pearly-white, spaceship-looking wedge with a rearview mirror on its roof? I think not. If you’re looking for something interesting, look no further.
Lastly, we have a healthy dose of orange juice for your morning. I don’t even like Audis, but the Quattro Spyder is a car I’ll eventually need for a complete supercar collection. After all, it’s the spiritual precursor to the R8, and I finally have one to line up next to its brothers.