EDITS: I removed some cars and changed a few things. Also added additional pics where I felt so inclined. What to get? I’ve got a budget of $200, although less is better. This will be my “pinnacle piece”, so it has to be fantastic in almost every way. Color, design, detail. I’m open to suggestions, but here’s some ideas I had.
Minichamps BMW M3 DTM from American Excellence. Sadly only the doors open, but for that price, it’s not a deal breaker. It would go with...
Minichamps Porsche 918 Spyder from American Excellence. Possibly my favorite of the hypercar trinity, in a color I’ve seen the car in. To be paired with DTM for $195 shipped.
TSM Model 1977 Porsche 936/77 for $180 shipped. Now firmly placed in high dollar range, we have a perfect model. Martini, classic Porsche, Martini, racecar, Martini, full feature, Martini, limited edition, and Martini. Did I mention Martini? Also t_s, one of our resident 1/18 collectors, said that TSM diecast was THE best 1/18 brand after getting one of these. The level of detail is mind boggling.
*Note: I would be getting the silver car, but the red shows the best detail.
CMC 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizion for $195 shipped. It’s at the very top of the budget, but it’s a CMC and it’s a Ferrari. Can’t go wrong with either.
AUTOart McLaren 12C GT3 for $190 shipped. IT’S GULF! It would be an easy choice normally, but there are so many great choices. The 12C is one of the prettiest recent supercars, and this one looks just as good.
AUTOart Lamborghini Veneno for $190 shipped. While some may (understandably) dislike the styling, it appeals to me. It’s Lamborghini styling on steriods, which means it’s crazy insane. It’s also in it’s original colors, so that also appeals.
AUTOart Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster for $190 shipped. Dream car. Dream colors. Not dream price.
AUTOart 2009 Lola Aston Martin LMP1 #007 for $138 shipped. It’s Gulf and 007! However, Aston Martin LMP1 cars did terribly, so no real history sadly. Possibly the cheapest AUTOart Signature out there.
AUTOart Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversary for $190 shipped from ModelDiecastCitizen. Dream car. Dream color. Not necessarily dream price, but cheapest I’ve seen. Howard’s article here.
So what are your favorite car or cars? Leave your thoughts below!