Here’s How You Can Own All 350 Of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary Special Edition Models
Well, you won’t be able to but still, it’s worth a shot to get as much as you canby Kirby Garlitos, on
Before any of you start hyperventilating in excitement, there are a few qualifiers to keep note of. The first is that these aren’t the actual special edition cars that Ferrari is planning to roll out as part of its 70th anniversary. These bad boys are 1:8 scale models of the real things and they come from Amalgam Collectibles, the maker of exquisite scale models that have graced these pages a handful of times over the years. Remember the 1:8 versions of the Jaguar E-Type that secretly stole the show at the 2016 Paris Motor Show? Yep, it’s the same company that’s bringing us 350 of these special edition Prancing Horse beauties.
The differentiation among these Ferraris come in the form of liveries, which we also first saw in Paris back in September 2016. All those liveries represented various designs that were pulled from Ferrari’s long and illustrious history, including “The Schumacher,” “The Magnum PI,” and “The Prototype.” All told, Ferrari has 70 unique liveries on offer, all of which will be used on five of the automaker’s current models, including the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, California T, F12 Berlinetta, and the GTC4 Lusso. Do the math and that adds up to 350 different cars, each having their own mini-me versions courtesy of Amalgam Collection.
Needless to say, the scale models come with unparalleled detail. That much we can expect from the same company that brought us those beautiful E-Type scale models in Paris. That said, they don’t come cheap either as each scale model comes with a price tag of $695. If you can stomach that much damage to your wallets, it might be best to pre-order these scale models now ahead of their initial release in July since each of the 350 unique scale models are one-offs.
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Very tempting, indeed
Coming from someone who has bought his share of collectibles for absurd prices, this new collection from Amalgam is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Not that I’m diving head-first into it, but there is big appeal to collect these special edition 1:8 scale models, especially for those who proudly count themselves as loyal members of Ferrari’s tifosi.
Obviously, the biggest turn-off here is the price, which is expensive enough with just one scale model, but becomes even more difficult to justify if the goal is to get one livery for all five available models. That adds up to a total price of $3,475. I can’t speak for other people, but in my world, that’s an incredibly steep price to pay, even for scale models that are as detailed and as well-done as these.
There are 350 scale models available, but remember, each of these models are one-offs so if somebody calls dibs on a specific livery for a specific model, Amalgam won’t have any more to offer.
Another issue is the extremely limited availability. That sounds ridiculous considering that there are 350 scale models available, but remember, each of these models are one-offs so if somebody calls dibs on a specific livery for a specific model, Amalgam won’t have any more to offer. That could put completists in tricky positions, especially if they end up with a collection that’s missing one or two pieces.
Still, these issues shouldn’t take away from the fact that these scale models look incredible, as per usual from Amalgam Collection. I’m not likely to get any of them on account of the price, but I sure as heck won’t brush off those who decide to make the splurge on these special edition Ferrari scale models. After all, these liveries are unlikely to be made or used again anytime soon, so if there’s a chance to be part of or own a piece of Ferrari’s 70th-anniversary celebration, getting these scale models is as close as one can get without actually having to buy the real thing. That door leads to bigger financial justifications, and I’m not quite sure a lot of people are as willing to open it.
Source: Amalgam Collection