1:8 Jaguar E-Type Scale Models Are The Secret Gems Of The Paris Motor Show
Prepare to spend a small fortune thoughby Kirby, on
Did you love the Honda Civic Type R Prototype? Not so high on the Seat Ateca X-Perience? We all have different opinions on what was hot and what was not at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. That said, we can all safely agree that the 1:8 scale models of the Jaguar E-Type that Amalgam Collection unveiled at the event were all sorts of awesome, price tag notwithstanding.
Coupe, convertible, and lightweight versions of the E-Type were displayed in Paris and each were designed with incredible detail, right down to the wooden steering wheels, leather seats, and rubber tires. If you didn’t know any better, these E-Types looked literally like miniaturized versions of the real things. They’re not drivable for obvious reasons, but they sure make for a great display piece for those who count themselves as avid aficionados of Jaguar’s most iconic model.
The only downside to these pièce de résistance scale models is that, according to Motor1, one unit costs €9,100, or a little over $10,000 based on current exchange rates. It’s a steep price that’s not too far off from what you’d have to pay for a base Ford Fiesta that costs $14,090. Then again, it goes without saying that these expensive scale models are marketed more for those who don’t mind spending that amount to get their hands on these 1:8 scale E-Types.
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Amalgam Collection is the top-class of the scale model world
The details behind these Jaguar E-Type scale models are incredible and it goes to show the kind of craftsmanship that Amalgam Collection is known for. In fact, if you take a trip to the company’s website, you’re going to see plenty of incredible pieces, ranging from 1:8 scale models of classics like the Mercedes 300 SL Roadster and modern supercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1. The company also offers 1:12 and 1:5 scale models and life-sized replicas of Formula One steering wheels.
The E-Types that were shown at the 2016 Paris Motor Show are unlikely to be sold in volume, so don’t expect many to be available. Judging by how many of the products it has on its website are sold out, it’s safe to say that the 1:8 E-Types will be sold out in no time. I mean, if I had the $10,000 to spend on something like this, that Lightweight version is definitely going to my work desk.
Unfortunately, I don’t have 10 grand to blow on a model car, so the most I can do is marvel in awe at them from afar. But for those who do have the money, feel free to spend them. No judgments coming from here.
Read our full review on the Jaguar E-Type here.
Source: Amalgam Collection