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    Another 1:18 addition

    Most of you will be aware i have a small model collection, mainly 1:43rd scale Vauxhall/Opel/Holdens etc.

    I also have a few (three to be exact) 1:18 scale Opels, all in there own display cases dotted around the dining room and conservatory.

    At the end of last year i was hanging my nose over a Minichamps 1:18 model, but the price put me off.

    Just before the VAT increase (31st Dec to be exact) i decided to have it.

    This model is a different genre and marque, but a legendary car.

    With in a few days this arrived.




    A 1979 Lotus Type79 (commonly known as the JPS Lotus)

    As you can see from the pics a rather important detail is missing, due to silly tobacco advertising laws.

    An eBay purchase was needed.


    Once applied, they totally transform the car to how it should be.





    Removable engine cover (the Ford DTV engine is as normal, very detailed)




    (I would have had the sister car to this "Mario Andretti", but Minichamps have made a silly error with the USA flag on the rear of Marios helmet (it's mirror image) so i went for Ronnie Petersons)

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    Very nice indeed.

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    keif that model is great,i had a job to do today at a toy and model wholsaler called abgee in ripley and they had a 1.18 model of a aston martinDB5 in alloy with opening doors bonnet hood and the detail was amazing,its in a glass display box and they have a glove l was allowed to wear to "feel" the car,and a sign that says not for sale..
    if i wanted to be right all the time i would change my title to mrs ledster

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    Pretty sure I have an old scalextric one of this in the loft...
    FULL Black Leather Heated coupe interior for sale! £200!!!
    Click Here

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    Nice

    Reminds me of a MK2 Capri that lived down my street when I was wee in the early 80s, black, fully bodykitted complete with black front light covers, rear window lourves and emblazoned with JPS stripes and decals. Awesome
    I>< Silver Coupe ><I

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