Double Porsche feature for today.
I shouldn’t have to explain how I got these two models. The Boxster and the Cayman are two cars I usually would not look to collect because their 1:1's are a dime a dozen. Not unique enough to be worth the money or space. But when you start seeing half-priced diecast, you get that “why not?” attitude, and clicking the add to cart button becomes second nature.
So here we are. Red-over-tan Boxster S and blue-over-red Cayman S, both by Minichamps. I also picked up the yellow Cayman, but ultimately decided to keep the blue because of its more interesting color combination. That and it’s also more limited, with only 504 examples made. I opened the box for the yellow Cayman and took a peek. Not gonna lie; that yellow looks pretty damn good as well.
I’m not sure how long I’ll be holding onto these models, if at all, but at the very least I wanted to get in some photos first. Between the two, I like the Boxster more. I like the wheels more. I think the proportions are better. I prefer red over blue.
I subjected the Cayman to a brief eye test, which resulted in the conclusion that the front wheels are totally wrong. The size of the wheels doesn’t match that of the fenders. The front end sits too low. And are the brake discs abnormally large or what?
I’m also not fond of this particular wheel style and I wish they had gone with the thinner 9-spokes.
Overall, detailing is typical Minichamps, which means subpar for retail prices but acceptable for a clearance deal. Even without carpeting, interior detail is perhaps the best aspects of these two models, with tidy paintwork and great color choices.
These two models conclude the P-Car spree I’ve been on the past couple weeks. My recommendation is to get the 997 GT2 RS and the 991 Turbo S. Both are seriously fantastic models, so get them while you can. Meanwhile, a trio of Minichamps models should be here in the next week or two, so get ready...