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What do you get the car enthusiast who has nothing? We’ve got the perfect gift – a scale model Classic Wreck.
It may look like it’s meant to be displayed proudly on cement blocks on the front lawn, but Classic Wrecks are ideal for the underachieving man’s office or den. These junkyard-bound cars are 1/24 scale models that boast broken windows, bumps, scrapes and rusted and/or missing parts. A few of the beauties that have seen better days include a 1957 Thunderbird, a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette and a 1927 Lincoln.
Any man can buy a scale model 1960 Ferrari or Lamborghini Aventador (ok, maybe not that one), but it takes a guy who’s confident that he doesn’t need a flashy car to define his work ethic to display a Classic Wreck. And besides, at $40 to $70 per model, you don’t have to work long to afford one. You can buy one of these masterpieces on Esty.
Remember we told you about that Lamborghini Aventador LP700 model car that is selling for about $4.8 million (15 times more than the real thing)? Well, now there’s a model that’s set to beat that price tag.
The Lamborghini Aventador in question has been gilded in gold. German car model maker Robert Guelpen is in talks with a private collector for this special commission, which will see this model sporting the Midas touch. Guelplen is set to break his old record with this new version. There’s no word what he’ll use this time around to craft the golden model, but we’re guessing platinum, carbon fiber and diamonds will make its way into the mix. Word on the street is that the gold model will boast 700 diamonds studded on each of the two seats inside, a chassis made with solid gold, and accessories like platinum wheel rims.
If you had the money, would you spend it on a gold model or do you think spending so much on a car you can’t even drive is a waste? Let us know in the comments section below.
[Source: Born Rich]
If you’re a scale model car aficionado, you know that Amalgam Fine Model Cars offers some of the highest-quality models on the market. If you fall into the aforementioned category, you’ll be ecstatic to learn that Amalgam has added another creation to their range of intricately detailed 1:8 scale replicas – the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.
The full-sized version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport set a new record for the world’s fastest production car at an amazing 267.81 mph. It ousted the previous record set by the SSC Ultimate Aero, which had a 256.12 mph run. As a homage to the powerful Veyron, Amalgam has painstakingly recreated this car in 1/8 scale.
Every detail on the model Veyron has been replicated – you won’t be able to tell the two apart (well, other than the fact that it’ll be hard squeezing into the model version). The limited edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport at 1/8th scale is available for £4,325 (about US $6,680).
We seriously suggest checking out the shots of the interior below. You’d swear this is the real thing.
GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron SS 1:8 Scale Model
[Source: Born Rich]