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Touring Car Tuesday: Alfa Romeo 155 DTM

The only diecast I received this year for Christmas was from my wife (with some help) and this older release 1:18 Minichamps was it. Love the old school artistic box work on this series and hope to find a few others from it.

Now I’ve gone over the specifics of this car previously when I featured my custom 1:64 Matchbox 155 DTM release. Just to recap... Alfas Romeo wanted to climb into the heavy hitting DTM ring of the early 90s and builds an insane car from the ground up (loosely based on a road going version) that dominates it’s first year out. Revs to the moon!

Like I said previously this is an older model from Minichamps and suffers from the lack of details and quality that we’ve come to expect on current generation models. That beeing said details are still plentiful but no opening hood or trunk is hugely disappointing on a full weight metal diedcast. I added some details myself such as carbon staining on the exhaust heat shields and center lock nuts painted black to break the monotony of those white wheels.

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I love DTM, especially from this era, I hope I can add a Mercedes 190 and an BMW E30 M3 to this car eventually. Enjoy!

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