These Amazing Racing Models Cost More Than A Real Car

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They are all design after 24 Hours of Le Mans legends.

Amalgam Collection, makers of the most detailed model cars in the world, recently revealed a new 24 Hours of Le Mans series, starting with the 1969 Ford GT40. To create this new series, the model company partnered with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the organization responsible for organizing the Le Mans 24 Hours and the world's first-ever Grand Prix. This new collection will include legendary vehicles from Aston Martin, Audi, Bugatti, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, McLaren, and Porsche, ranging from the 1930s to today.

Buyers can purchase models in either 1:8 and 1:18 scale, with pricing ranging greatly depending on the size. None of these highly-detailed creations are cheap, with the smaller 1:18 model starting at $970. The 1:8 scale examples start at over $10,000 and can approach $20,000.

Amalgam Collection
Amalgam Collection
Amalgam Collection

In addition to the GT40 images released last month, Amalgam has now published more pictures showing some of the other Le Mans legends available in the collection. The vehicles pictured here include a 1963 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, and 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic. As you can see, each model is meticulously detailed with hand-made pieces created from digital scans of the real-life cars and their parts. Some of the models even feature realistic damage from their respective races, applied by Amalgam's artisans using archival imagery.

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Amalgam Collection
Amalgam Collection
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"It's incredibly exciting for us to partner with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the oldest and most prestigious automotive and motorsport organizations in the world. We are incredibly honored to become a part of the Le Mans family, and are looking forward to seeing what the future now brings," said Amalgam Collection CEO Ben Street.

If race cars aren't your thing, the company also offers a bespoke service to make a detailed model of your personal vehicle. Since these models are so expensive, we imagine most of the cars Amalgam turns into models carry seven-figure price tags.

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Amalgam Collection
Amalgam Collection
Amalgam Collection

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