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If you just glance at the images you might be mistaken, but these cars are "just" scale models of the real deal.

By Doug Stokes

Mon, Oct 11, 2021 02:54 PM PST

Better think again, because the dedicated engineers and artisans over across the pond in Bristol (UK) at the Amalgam Collection are dangling some amazingly detailed (and accordingly-priced), museum-quality, limited-run scale model cars in front of us just-as-dedicated car people that just boggle with their intricacy and detail.

closeup of the Ferrari model car with the steering wheel in the foreground.
The detail is amazing, even on the steering wheel.

With models in a number of scales from 1.1 (that's full size) to 1.12, the detail on every Amalgam offering that we've seen is nothing short of astounding. Of course, this sort of masterwork comes at a price. For example, a 1.4 - that's one-fourth the size of a real Mercedes-Benz-AMG W-11 Formula One car - will run a collector just under thirty-five thousand (yeah, US dollars) while an 1.18 scale model of the same will only set one back a bit under a grand.

a green Ferrari scale model car with great detail.
No touching!

OK ... agreed. This is a dream book for most of us, but I think having a close up look at these treasures is great fun no matter.

a green classic vintage car model by Amalgam.
It ain't always Ferarris..
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We still aren't sure if this is a real car or not.


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Doug Stokes

Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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