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Collection 1:43


Current Collection

DAF 32 Royal Dutch Beachcar, Carozzeria Giovanni Michelotti 1966 1:43, ref. RM049

In 1966 carozzeria Michelotti of Torino Italy built this one-off beachcar on base of the DAF 32 variomatic chassis. The car was created by the famous and prolific designer Giovanni Michelotti and delivered to the DAF factory in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In the same year the car was given to the Dutch Royal family who used the beachcar for many years near their summer residence in Porto Ercole, Italy. Since 1996 the beachcar is on display in the DAF Museum in Eindhoven. It is nicknamed "DAFKini".

   

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Ginetta G40 2010 1:43, ref. AV007, orange

Very nice compact streetlegal sportscar based on the G40 cup racer. Every detail of this model is well reproduced, including the headlight units made of a black base part with added lenses, a decal for indicator lights and a vacform on top. The dashboard is intricately detailed with white and silver decals, and the Rimstock wheels are faithfully reproduced in miniature. Also we have included the visible parts of the rollbar in the interior.

   

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Ginetta G40 2010 1:43, ref. AV007, metallic silver, with rearspoiler

Very nice compact streetlegal sportscar based on the G40 cup racer. Every detail of this model is well reproduced, including the headlight units made of a black base part with added lenses, a decal for indicator lights and a vacform on top. The dashboard is intricately detailed with white and silver decals, and the Rimstock wheels are faithfully reproduced in miniature. Also we have included the visible parts of the rollbar in the interior.

   

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Ginetta G32 Coupe 1989 1:43, ref. AV006, red ( Ford XR2i based)

Attractive sports Coupe ( Ford Fiesta Mk2 XR2i based ) built by Ginetta from 1989-1992. Around 115 cars were completed by Ginetta. This was Ginetta's return to the market for complete factory build cars. The model has the Fiesta Mk2 RHD dashboard.

   

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Bristol Fighter 2003 1:43, metallic silver ref. AV005

Super sportscar made by Bristol Cars from 2003 - 2011, about 13 - 15 cars were finished before production stopped. This car is Dodge/Chrysler Viper based. The most impressive car ever made by Bristol.

   

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Bristol Fighter 2003 1:43, metallic blue ref. AV005

Super sportscar made by Bristol Cars from 2003 - 2011, about 13 - 15 cars were finished before production stopped. This car is Dodge/Chrysler Viper based. The most impressive car ever made by Bristol.

   

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Bristol Fighter 2003 1:43, orange ref. AV005

Super sportscar made by Bristol Cars from 2003 - 2011, about 13 - 15 cars were finished before production stopped. This car is Dodge/Chrysler Viper based. The most impressive car ever made by Bristol.

   

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Morris Mini Sport Zagato 1961 1:43, ref. RM048

Zagato's attempt to build a lightweight body on Morris Mini Traveller platform. Did not make it to production and only one car was built in 1961 in aluminum. Design by Ercole Spada.

   

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Hillman Imp Sport Zagato 1963 1:43, ref. RM047

Zagato's attempt to build a lightweight body on Hillman Imp platform. Did not make it to production and only three or four cars were built in 1963 in aluminum. Design by Ercole Spada.

   

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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Ghia 1952 1:43, ref. RM046

One-off LHD car built by the famous coachworks Ghia Torino.

   

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TVR Trident Convertible 1965 ( Griffith based ) 1:43, ref. RM045d

one prototype built by Fissore in Italy, prior to bankrupcy of TVR. Martin Lilley's personal car, resides now in Belgium

   

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TVR Trident Coupe 1965 ( Griffith based ) 1:43, ref. RM045c

three prototypes built by Fissore in Italy shortly before bankrupcy of TVR. all cars do still exist

   

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Porsche 989 1989 4-door prototype 1:43, ref. AV004b metallic blue

apparantly Porsche built more than one 989 in full scale, this car was metallic blue and equipped with the contemporary Design 90 wheels ( made by O.Z. ) which were also fitted to the Porsche 928. it seems that the blue car was fully functional and has been used for road testing.

   

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Porsche 989 1988 4-door prototype 1:43, ref. AV004, silver metallic

initiated from 1985 this was Porsche's attempt to produce a four-door full 4-seater, project was cancelled in 1991 due to high production cost. finally it was the initiator of the succesfull Panamera introduced in 2009.

   

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Aston-Martin DB3/3 1953 ( Roy Salvadori ), ref. RM043

one-off body by Vignale from Italy for DB3/3 chassis, in 1959 the body was moved to a Ferrari 340 America !

 

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Ferrari 340 America Vignale ch. 0196A 1:43, ref. AV002

has the same body as the Aston-Martin DB3/3

   

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Ferrari 212 Vignale ch. 0205EL 1:43, ref. AV003

has the same body as the Aston-Martin DB3/3, body was lifted from 0196A in 2007 and transferred to 0205EL.

   

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Rover 2000 TC Zagato Coupe 1967 1:43, ref. RM042

one-off protoype by Zagato from Italy, never made it to production.

   

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SS Jaguar 3.5 liter Coupe by Graber 1938 1:43, king's blue, ref. RM041

Wonderful body by Graber, made in 1938 on Jaguar 3.5 liter chassis, this is a one-off. When delivered by Graber to the customer who gave the order to build a bespoke body the car was most likely black over grey. In the nineties the car was painted royal blue (similar to king's blue ). The car still exists and was repainted around 2011 in silver metallic.

   

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SS Jaguar 3.5 liter Coupe by Graber 1938 1:43, silver metallic, ref. RM041

One-off body by Graber, made in 1938 on Jaguar 3.5 liter chassis. For the short story of this car see info on the blue model above.

   

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Aston-Martin DB2/4 Drophead Graber 1954 1:43, ref. RM040

one-off made by famous Graber coachworks Switzerland. car is in USA now repainted warwick grey.

   

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ghia Study 1955 1:43, ref. RM038 red

one-off protoype by Ghia from Italy, never made it to production.

   

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ghia Study 1955 1:43, ref. RM038 black

one-off protoype by Ghia from Italy, never made it to production.

   

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MG-TD Bertone Coupe 1952 1:43, ref. RM037

the "savior" of coachworks Bertone Italy, only 66 LHD cars were built for export to the USA, imported by Arnolt.

   

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MG-TD Bertone Drophead 1952 1:43, ref. RM037d

the "savior" of coachworks Bertone Italy, only 33 LHD cars were built for export to the USA, imported by Arnolt.

   

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Jaguar Mk2 Coupe prototype 1964 1:43, ref. RM035

in 1964 an unknown UK based coachbuilder built one Mk2 Coupe prototype on a slightly shortened Mk2 chassis, with the 3.8 liter XK engine. Jaguars Cars Ltd. saw nothing in a production model because an Mk2 Coupe 2+2 would compete with their upcoming 2+2 E-Type.

   

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Bristol 406 Zagato GT 2+2 1960 1:43, ref. RM033

six cars built in lightweight aluminium on Bristol 406 standard chassis by Zagato in Italy, 1960.

   

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Maserati A6G/54 Zagato 1954 1:43, ref. RM025 red

the first bodystyle of 20 A6G/54 chassis bodied by Zagato.

   

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Maserati A6G/54 Zagato 1954 1:43, ref. RM025 blue

the first bodystyle of 20 A6G/54 chassis bodied by Zagato.

   

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Lancia Appia GTS Zagato 1957 1:43 ref. RM019

Zagato's version of the coachbuilder's chassis based on Appia 2nd series. Approximately 150 cars were built by Zagato on this chassis. GTS bodies were similar with some minor detail differences.

 

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Bristol 406 Zagato GT SWB 1960 1:43, ref. RM016

one strict two-seater car built in lightweight aluminium on Bristol 406 short chassis by Zagato in Italy, 1960.

   

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AC-Bristol Zagato GT Coupe 1958 1:43, ref. RM013

Probably two Coupe cars built by Zagato Milano on AC Ace chassis, combined with the 2.2 liter Bristol engine. Certainly one car still exists and was first registered in the Vaude/Waadt kanton in Switzerland. Once this car was owned by famous swiss racing driver Jo Siffert.

   

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Jaguar Mk2 Drophead Vicarage 1:43, ref. RM005

Made in 1990 this was Vicarage's attempt to build an Mk2 Drophead. Total production numbers are unknown, it is believed that approx 100 Mk2's were converted to Dropheads. On special request one Daimler V8 2.5 was converted too in exactly the colors of our Mk2 model.

   

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Collection OOP 1:43


Models out of production ( OOP ) and can not be ordered anymore

Out of stock

Bristol Fighter 2003 1:43, ref. AV005 "Viperstripe"

Super sportscar made by Bristol Cars from 2003 - 2011, about 13 - 15 cars were finished before production stopped. This car is Dodge/Chrysler Viper based. The most impressive car ever made by Bristol. This model is a limited edition of only ten white models with blue Viper striping. These are not available anymore.

 

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Opel Corsa C1 5-door Hatchback 1:43, ref. RM031

Corsa C1 5-door version of which no other 1:43 model was ever available

 

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Opel Astra-G OPC Turbo Hatchback 1:43, ref. RM029

limited edition by Opel OPC, based on Astra-G2.

 

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Opel Astra-G OPC Turbo Caravan 2003 1:43, ref. RM026

limited edition by Opel OPC, based on Astra-G2.

 

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Lancia Appia GTE sperimentale Zagato 1959 1:43 ref. RM017

Zagato's first version of the Appia GTE based on Appia 3rd series chassis. A handful of cars were built by Zagato with this bodystyle.

 

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Opel Astra-G OPC Hatchback 1999 1:43, ref. RM012 - Copy

Opel has built and sold 3000 off of this car.

 

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Opel Combo B 1:43, ref. RM009

Combo B1 delivery van of which no other 1:43 model was ever available

 

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Jaguar XK140 Zagato 1957 1:43, ref. RM008

Around 1957 famous coachbuilder Zagato aquired a wrecked XK140, repaired the chassis and mechanics. The owner of the car asked Zagato to build a lightweight body on the chassis. For years the car was in Italy, later sold to the USA and it is unknown where the car is now.

 

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Projects


Please have a look at current and past projects

currently in development the Dutch Royal Beachcar, made by Giovanni Michelotti in 1966. now initiating some test 3D prints. wicker seats and dash very hard to make, but we will find a solution. another issue are the frills under the parasol, but we will ask a befriended sewing workshop for help to find the right material.

CAD development of dashboard for 1:14 RC truck. target : production of metal mould for ABS plastic injection moulding.

CAD development of complete interior for 1:14 RC truck. target : production of metal mould for ABS plastic injection moulding.

CAD development of bodyshell for a one-off car which once belonged to an Italian Countess, seen on the picture is shown the hard-pattern to make the moulds for resin casting. The model is available now, see our collection page.

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sponsorship of toy bank zoetermeer

a very nice publication in Diecast Collector, thanks to David Wright and the team of Diecast Collector. Please read the article in full in the printed paper edition or with an online subscription. The Blenheim S3 will be available in the first quarter of 2021.

customer's opinion about the DAF 32 Beachcar

publication in NAMAC Auto in Miniatuur

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Established in 1998 our beginnings were quite humble producing simple but accurate 1:43 models ( which was a standard at that time ) but some two years later we introduced a line of classic 1:43 scale models ( Jaguar, Bristol etc. ) with more detail and photo-etched parts and mouldings which proved to be very collectable and popular amongst collectors. We use to work with a team of 2 - 4 members, depending upon workload and type of project. After all we managed to acquire a great deal of experience in modelmaking and production and soon many collegues in the field found us to start working for them too. In the year 2008 came a major breakthrough in development when we introduced a 3D CAD/CAM system for development, 3D printing and milling of master-patterns. Though models made before that were accurate enough, with the CAD/CAM system we can develop quicker and more accurate with less adjustments in the final production process. Of course we realize that this is to the benefit of customers/collectors as well. Our 1:43 models are accurate, made of resin, white-metal, nickel-plated parts, aluminum, plastic windows, decals, photo-etch and nylon rubber tires. Our models come in a transparent showcase packed in a cardboard box. Models are wholly Made in Europe and in general we only produce 100 off models worldwide.
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