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Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by TomoHawk, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. TomoHawk

    TomoHawk Rookie

    Jan 24, 2004
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    i have a small collection started, and I was wondering of there was a kind of a 'shoppping list' of cars for your collection.
    I have so far:
    246GTS Dino(HotWheels, 1:18, yellow)
    250 Testrossa (Burago, 1:18, red)
    250GTO (Burago, 1:18, red)
    250 GT "Berlinette" (Universal Hobbies, 1:18, red)
    250LM (HotWheels, 1:18, red)
    275 GTB4 (HotWheels, 1:24, red)

    Wanted
    166MM
    250 carrera Panamerica
    250 GT or SWB
    125
    815
    625 TF
    375 America
    250 GT Europa
    410 Superamerica
    California Spyder
    250 GT Ellena
    250 California
    250 GT Lusso

    Not a bad set sop far, I think, with no (blasphemy),and I plan on makint it all 1:18 scale in the end, but what am I missing?
     
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  3. Mule

    Mule F1 Rookie
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    Tomo,
    Unfortunately, there are thousands and thousands of diecast Ferraris and F1 cars out there. It is best to pick a subject, color, scale, or subset and try to collect those. I don't think anyone can say they have "all" of anything ("all" 1:18 Ferraris), because as soon as you do, you see another one. I have "all" of some very specific catagories, like all the Minichamps 1:43 F333SP's made (13 of them).

    A lot of websites give complete listings of the models they have made. Some are personal, and some are the companys' own.

    Ebay is another good site to research, even if you don't buy. You can see what was made. There are lots of "discussions" on quality, so there are many manufacturers at different levels and prices.

    Say, start with 250 series, and do an Ebay search and see what is out there (probably Jouef mostly, but Mattel may release one). Try to compile a list, and then start a search for those. Or, search for Hot Wheels 1:18 and see what you don't have.

    A lot of the ones you want may not have been made, so if you have a list, you don't spend time looking for something that doesn't exist.

    There seems to be more in 1:43 scale, but if you want 1:18, stick to it.
     
  4. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Each to his own, but as a modeller scale to me is everything. That's why I decided early on to stick with what I had been collecting at that time, which happened to be 1/18. I'm not saying 1/18 is the best or anything, but since I've started in it, I'll stick with it. Even if that means I'm missing out a whole bunch of good cars.

    Of course 1/43 is popular and 1/32 is growing as I realized once I got back into slot cars. Lots of good cars in that scale too.

    I once thought, that I had cornered the 1/18 market, but as Mule said, there is always another one around the corner. And now that I found some pricey 1/18 models in the 200 - 400 $ range, I know that my collection has to grow very slowly. Maybe one of those a year or so.

    For a long time I was struggling over whether I need the spider, berlinetta etc version of each model (e.g. 348 targa, spider, berlinetta) or not. I finally caved in. But now I realize there is even more to it: I found a targe (GTS) version of a 512 TR. So now I'm looking for a 512 TR spider. It never ends! And that's not even counting my own modifications to models (e.g. 348 Challenge).
     
  5. jj2728

    jj2728 Karting

    Jan 19, 2004
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    in addition to what's been mentioned above, there are sites out there dedicated to diecast collecting and you may want to check into those....as mule said, ebay is a great source for info, and if you know what you are looking for and have priced it out beforehand, the occasional deal...i collect strictly 1/43 competition any era...if i see a car that i like i'll buy it (and there are way too many that i like) especially if i've been to a race where it competed..... right now i'm building a 1969 amon ferrari 612p can am car as raced at mid-ohio..
     
  6. Eric W

    Eric W Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    Here's my current list of Ferraris:

    ’62 Ferrari GTO (HW – Red-1/18)
    ’64 Ferrari GTO (Guiloy – Wine – 1/18)
    ’67 Ferrari P4 (Jouef – Red – 1/18)

    ’71 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (Kyo – Black – 1/18)
    ‘72 Ferrari Dino (HW – Red – 1/18)
    ’72 Ferrari Dino (HW – Yellow - 1/18)

    ’83 Ferrari 308 GTB QV (Kyo – Red – 1/18)
    ’84 Ferrari 288 GTO (HW – Red – 1/18)
    ’84 Ferrari 512BB (Kyo – Black – 1/18)
    ’87 Ferrari F40 (HW – Red – 1/18)
    ’87 Ferrari 328 GTS (Anson – Red – 1/18) SOLD
    ’87 Pininfarina Mythos (Revel – Red – 1/18)

    ’92 Ferrari 456 (Burago – Blue – 1/18)
    ’94 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (UT – Red – 1/18)
    ’94 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (UT – Yellow – 1/18)
    ’94 Ferrari F355 Spider (UT – Red – 1/18)
    ’94 Ferrari F355 Spider (UT – Yellow – 1/18)
    ’94 Ferrari F355 GTS (UT – Red – 1/18)
    ’94 Ferrari F355 GTS (UT – Yellow – 1/18)
    ’94 Ferrari F355 GTS (HW – Black – 1/18)
    ’95 Ferrari 512M (HW – Red – 1/18)
    ’95 Ferrari F50 (Maisto – Red – 1/18)
    ’95 Ferrari F50 (Maisto – Yellow – 1/18)
    ’97 Ferrari 550 Maranello (UT – Red – 1/18)

    ’00 Ferrari 360 Modena (HW - Yellow -1/18)
    ’01 Ferrari 360 Spider (HW – Red – 1/18)
    ’01 Ferrari 550 Barchetta (HW – Yellow – 1/18)
    ’02 Ferrari 333SP (HW – Red - 1/18)
    ’03 Ferrari 360 Spider (HW – White – 1/18)
    ’03 Ferrari Enzo (HW – Yellow – 1/18)
     
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  8. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Here's whats in my collection

    1/18's

    Kyosho Jota Miura Red
    Kyosho Countach Red
    Kyosho BB512
    Kyosho 308QV red
    Kyosho 308 carb
    Kyosho 427 Cobra blue
    Auto Art Murci that orange color
    Auto Art Diablo Vt Roadster yellow
    Auto Art 78 Corvette Aniv car Sliver
    Auto Art C5-R Corvette yellow
    Auto Art Viper GTR
    Auto Art C5 50th aniv Corvette conv. ruby red
    Maisto CLK GTR
    Maisto MB SLR
    Guitoy Mcleran F1
    Guitoy Ferrari 250
    BBurago F-40
    BBurago 250 Testa Rossa
    BBurago C5 coupe
    BBurago C5 rag-top
    UT Ferrar 550 Marenallo
    UT 62 Corvette Mako Shark
    SunStar Delorean DMC-12
    Exoto #65 GrandSport
    Exoto Silver GrandSport roadster
     
  9. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

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    I too prefere the 1:18 scale cars. There are some rare ones out there that I just can't justify paying for....yet anyways. Here is a pic of most of my 1:18 diecast Ferraris....oh and the "big one" too.
     
  10. Maximo_Tifoso

    Maximo_Tifoso Karting

    Jan 8, 2004
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    Houston TX
    My collection started from a Bburago 250TR and Testarossa 84', both in 1/18. 94 cars later, I still havent' scraped the surface of what my collection could be! I don't have enough time to list them all!!!
     
  11. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Sheesh, exactly the same here: Started with those two models back in the late eighties. By now I think I got something around 70 cars or so (haven't counted them for a while).

    My proudest achievement: Sticking with buying the F1 cars since 93.
     
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  13. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    1/18 is the best to start with, pretty economical.

    BUT, 1/43 allows you to get much more selection, ie., historic races, drivers etc.

    I've also purchased many 1/24 scale, in between, to find certain models.
    For awhile this was popular with Bburago, who had many selctions.

    Will scan and post pics later.

    Have FUN!

    When I bought the 1/1 scale, I knew it had gotten out of hand!
     
  14. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Once I discovered the one-offs in 1/18 I scratched 'economical' from the vocabulary.

    Another great advantage of 1/43: You need less room. This is becoming a bit of an issue with my 1/18 cars. Running out of shelf space.
     
  15. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Ok, since I'm sitting at my desk and my cars are right next to me, I have:

    330 P4 Jouef
    250 GT SWB Eagle Racing
    250 GTO Mattel
    California Spider Mattel
    250 LM Mattel
    Daytona Spyder Mattel
    246 GT Mattel
    512 BBi Chrono
    Testarossa Mattel
    512 M Mattel
    308 GTB Kyosho
    328 GTS Anson
    328 GTB Kyosho (in the mail)
    456 GT Mattel
    288 GTO Mattel
    F40 Mattel
    F50 Mattel
    Enzo Mattel
    333 SP Mattel
    360 Coupe Mattel
    360 Spider Mattel
    355 GTS UT
    355 Spider Mattel
    550 Barchetta Mattel
    550 UT
    575 M Mattel
     
  16. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    What's a 550 UT?
     
  17. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Sorry Andreas, it's a 550 Maranello made by UT.
     
  18. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Ah, got it.

    Nobody here seems to have the 365 (the predecessor to the 512 BBi, not the Daytona)?

    I'm still looking for that one. Exoticar claims to have it, but the picture I see in the catalog and the car I found at their shop was just another 512BBi with a different paint job.

    I have brought this up before and somebody did confirm, that there is another model out there, which indeed is different from the 512 BBi

    Anybody, Buehler?
     
  19. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The 365BB should have NACA ducts at the rear 1/4 panel , and I think three tail lights on each side, right?
     
  20. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I think that is correct.
     
  21. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I'm going to a hobby shop tomorrow at lunch to check out their collection of 'old' 1/18 Ferraris. Last time I was there they had a Boxer, but I didn't check to see if it was a 512 or a 365. I'll look for you.
     
  22. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks! If it is somewhere in the usual price range of below $ 100, pls just buy it and we'll figure out the details later.
     
  23. Mule

    Mule F1 Rookie
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    I remember the discussion and pictures on the differences in the 365 and 512 from Kyosho. I had put a picture up that showed the differences, but I think Tifosi said there were other changes not made on the model. I have a black and red of each, and they look different enought to me. Got all four at Exoticar.
     
  24. Eric W

    Eric W Formula Junior

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    Exoticar does still have the Kyosho 365 GT4/BB in stock. I saw quite a few that last time I visited the warehouse. I don't live to far from the main store in Avon, MA so I'm able to stop in periodically.
     
  25. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I seem to recall that it's 'off color' (not red). Is that ok w/ you?
     
  26. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Off color is not a problem. Neither in 1/18 nor in 1/1 scale. That's what we have paint for.
    :)
     
  27. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    There are the ones i have:
    Red 250 TR
    Red 250 LM
    Red 250 GTO (#24)
    Red 246 Dino GTS
    Black 512 BB
    Red F512M
    Yellow Testarossa
    Grigio Ingrid 456
    Red 550 Barchetta
    Red 575M
    Hot Wheels 360 Challenge
    Red 360 Modena
    Yellow 360 Spider
    Red 360 Spider
    White 360 Spider (Hot Wheels' WHIPS Series)
    Steve Earl/FoH 360 Challenge
    Red F40
    Silver F50
    Yellow F50
    Yellow NNO
    Red NNO

    These are the ones i want:
    All of them except the ones listed above...
    :D
     
  28. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    DES, why do you call a 456 an Ingrid?

    Wasn't Ingrid the code name for the Scaglietti and had never anything to do with a 456 or am I missing here something?
     

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