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#1 twinpotter

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Posted Mar 21 2018 - 11:29 AM

What do you think.

Is this collection of Stirling Moss cars, wort it 🤔🤔

https://www.diecastl...l-sterling-moss

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Posted Mar 21 2018 - 01:41 PM

I'm not a fanatic diecast collector, but 100 pounds each for a 1/43 model would be far too expensive for my taste.

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Posted Mar 21 2018 - 02:13 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, TP. If you're a fan of Sir Stirling (and I think a lot of people on this forum will be), and if you're really enthusiastic about 50's-early 60's cars, then I could understand you considering it. Personally, I would only be interested in 7 of the collection (XK120, C-Type, W196, 300SLR, 250F, Vanwall, DBR1). The others I wouldn't be so bothered about. And at £100 each they are out of my range, unfortunately. A total of £1,100 for the whole lot is out of the question for me! But if you have the means and the enthusiasm, treat yourself. You never know, if the production is limited to 500 sets, it might turn out to be an investment.

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Posted Mar 21 2018 - 03:00 PM

Thanks for your comments and thoughts.

The collection, even though affordable for me, is a tad expensive and a lot of money to spend.

I like to see things in the flesh, before purchase and with this collection you can't really do that.

A big decision I feel.

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Posted Mar 21 2018 - 06:18 PM

Just me, prefer 1/18 found at garage sales and resale shops.

Fresh collectibles mature very slowly.
If not very fine detail and quality might not sustain their offer price.

There seems a lot of effort to create value and provenance so have to assume they realize customers will expect the models to set a high bar.

If one's good two's better.



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Posted Mar 23 2018 - 02:14 AM

I used to collect a few models  I've never been in the shop but Grand Prix models in Banbury where I live have been going for years. Their prices are quite reasonable.




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