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[Review]Minichamps Monday

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I scored this Bentley Continental GT on Saturday. Overall it is a great model for the price, although it does show some Minichamps quality issues.

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Let’s just start with the bad. The panel gap is not the best on the hood and trunk:

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The orange peel on the roof is bad (at least for a high end model):

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And it has a paint affliction on the rear arches:

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It’s not bad, as it just affects both of the rear fenders.

So is there anything good about it? In short, yes. I mean, why else would I buy it?

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The engine is decent, not AUTOart crisp, but very nice regardless.

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The wheels are a work of art:

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It’s carpeted:

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Every opens and closes smoothly and nicely. The doors even have a quiet ‘thunk’ when they close.

But the interior is what sold me:

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Was it worth the $59?

Maybe? I’m not sure. It’s a great top shelf model, as the black paint hides most of the flaws. But I’m a Bentley fan, so I’ll enjoy this while I have it. I might end up selling it on eBay, but that’s a good bit farther down the road.

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