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Here's what I have out at the moment some in my hme office and some in the living room. Combination of Old Corgi & Dinky, Lotus's and Sci Fi.

We live in quite a small house now and most of my models are packed away and I have decided to sell some of them for others to enjoy.










The 300SLR is signed by Stirling Moss

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Adrian, are these real corgi boxes or repro?

Nice eagle collection :doc: Space1999 fan, huh?



'88 Excel SE - monaco white

'99 Elise 111 - azure blue �

'87 TurboEsprit - calypso red

'02 BMW 325ci convertible - diamond black


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The Batmobile and Green Hornet are Repro's. I make them myself to go with the restored models I do, however the SPV is original as is the box. Big Gerry Anderson fan as you can probably tell.

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Just came across this thread... 

Here's my collection... the majority of models are either Auto Art or Kyosho.


The 1/12 lambo's are Kyosho :)


I've got a soft spot for diablo's and countach's so I've got at least 1 version of each model offered by autoart or kyosho for the diablo and countach 
















Here are the 1/12's





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I have a UT Mclaren F1 road car in green, supposedly very rare, tenner in a charity shop

also have an autoart V8 Esprit, Land Rover Defender, Porsche Boxster, Diablo, Couple of 911's


Also have an Airfix Bentley blower to make up.

Amateurs built the Ark

Professionals built the Titanic

"I haven't ridden in cars pulled by cows before" "Bullocks, Mr.Belcher" "No, I haven't, honestly"

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here is an update of my collection along with a couple of Lotus themed specials i have made.  For reference none of the Corgi Dinkys are original they are all restored by me with reproduction boxes also made by me.












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Some amazing collections here guys.
I use my models as aspirational things. 
I buy the models of the cars I want to own and it hasn't failed yet. (Facel Vega one day)
When I owned the P1800 I was collecting all the white variants.
I do have the 1/18 FYEO white Esprit as well.



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I will have to take a few photo's of my Corgi Lotus collection I have 2 Lotus 11's a silver and a blue one, all mint and boxed. Several Lotus Elans including the Emma Peel white one with the Emma Peel figure a 'Tiger in your tank' and a few other Elans in the racing set plus the very rare Lotus Elite 'Flying School Set' from Marks and Spencer which an Elite is pulling a trailor with a plane on the back complete with the diarama type box of the flying school. Being a bit of a collector I have all these in absolutely mint A1 unused condition with boxes in equal condition and have built up the collection over the past 20 years or so. Just counted I have in total 24 Lotus model cars in my display cabinet.

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here is the Avengers set, again not original but restored with a reproduction box.


By the way love the G collection Moxie.



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Thanks. I just noticed there's one missing--his 1:43 scale S1 submarine. That Essex Turbo was s total bitch to find. 


My mom is a total Avengers nut. Just ask International Poolboy, who found it disconcerting using her loo once while staring at a poster of Emma Peel. 

1983 "Investor's Special Edition" Turbo Esprit (#43/50) | 2012 Evora S

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Bloomin heck! some great collections on here! Some of these model collections must be worth quite a bit Adrian you could probaly have another esprit if you sold that lot! here is a quick flic of mine:


Esprits interspersed with some of tHe Mrs's books. just the usual left to right top to bottom

Green Autoart V8 (de-winged as it fell off when moving house)

Yellow Autoart S1

Black Autoart s3 Turbo

Yellow Autoart V8

Orange minichamps S1

White Spark racing esprit

Yellow Autoart S3 Turbo

Black Auto Art v8

White Autoart S3 Turbo

Custom made blue S3 Na made to match my Na. same colour and black bumpers!

Essex Autoart S3 Turbo

Copper Minichamps S3 Turbo (minus skirack)

White universal hobbies S1

Red 02 V8 esprit (cant remember who by)

Yellow autoart v8

white autoart s3 turbo

yellow autoart s1

New esprit - (yeah right!)

Copper Autoart S3 turbo (minus ski rack...)

need more.....

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Like to see some more close ups of your custom made S3, same as yours Hopo. Looks really nice from a distance.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Ha cheers bibs.... not the book for me, aint got any pictures in it..

Ian, heres a bit better photo (still pretty pants!) taken at my old flat some time ago:

my car:




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Last post in January? I think it's time to update this topic... ;)


My last post here was in... 2009 :blush: 4 years ago I had ~50 diecast models in my collection. Currently it's a bit over 80 cars - still "could be better", but I'm working on it :devil: Here are photos of my collection from... erm... I believe, those photos were made on the beggining of 2013 :D


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On those photos you won't see the AutoArt Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1, which is also in my collection.


Complete list looks currently like this:


1. Fiat 124 Spider (/Fiat Spider 2000 (CS2/CSO))
2. Ford Mustang GT 40th Anniversary 2004
3. Ford Mustang Mach I 2004
4. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
5. Holden Monaro CV8
6. Jaguar XKR
7. Lamborghini Espada
8. Lotus Elan Coupe SE (S3)
9. Essex Lotus Turbo Esprit
10. Lotus Cortina Mk1
11. Lotus Esprit V8
12. Lotus Europa S
13. Lotus Exige
14. Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 EVO2
15. Porsche Boxster (986) Facelift

Action Performance:
1. Ford Cougar V6

1. Hispano Suiza HS21-GTS

Highway 61:
1. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
2. 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

1. Ferrari 360 Modena (Elite)

1. BMW M3 (E46) GTR (Street Ver.)
2. Caterham Super Seven (Cycle Fender)
3. Lamborghini Countach LP400
4. Lamborghini Urraco P250
5. Lotus Europa Special
6. Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Coupe (Street Ver.)
7. Smart Roadster-Coupe

1. BMW Z1
2. 1998 Ferrari F300 (M. Schumacher)
3. Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1. Alpine A110 1600S Tour de Corse
2. Dodge Viper GTS Coupe
3. Ferrari 550 Maranello
4. 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Cabriolet
5. Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (993)
6. Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (996)
7. Shelby Series 1
8. Volkswagen New Beetle
9. Chevrolet Corvette C1 (this one survived the flood in 1997!)

1. Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
2. Audi R8
3. Audi Supersportwagen "Rosemeyer"
4. BMW Z4
5. BMW Z8
6. 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
7. 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 Cabrio
8. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray
9. Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 Cabrio
10. Chevrolet Corvette C4 GrandSport Coupe
11. 2004 Chevrolet SSR
12. Chrysler Pronto Cruizer Concept
13. Dauer EB110 Supersport
14. Dodge Challenger R/T Concept
15. Ford Explorer Sport Trac
16. Ford GT90
17. Ford Mustang Mach III Concept
18. Ford Thunderbird
19. 1969 Ford Torino Talladega
20. Hummer H2 SUV
21. Jaguar S-Type 4.2
22. Jaguar XJ220
23. Jaguar XKR Convertible
24. Jeep Wrangler Sahara Hardtop (TJ)
25. Lamborghini Diablo
26. Lamborghini Murciélago
27. Lexus SC430
28. Mercedes-Benz 300SLR "Uhlenhaut"
29. Mercedes-Benz CLS500
30. Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG F1 Safety Car
31. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
32. Morgan Aero8
33. Nissan 350Z Nismo S-Tune
34. Opel Speedster
35. 1965 Pontiac GTO Convertible Hurst Edition
36. Porsche 550A Spyder
37. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (996)
38. Porsche 911 GT1 (996)
39. Porsche 911 Targa (996)
40. Porsche Carrera GT Concept
41. Porsche Cayenne Turbo
42. Smart CityCoupe
43. 1951 Volkswagen Beetle

1. Bentley Continental Supersports




Models "on the way":


1) AutoArt BMW M3 (E30) Sport Evolution (black) - it will look great with black Sierra RS and anthracite Mercedes 190E EVO2 ;)

2) Norev Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV - I was planning to make a police version from it, but I'm afraid I don't have skills, and for now noone wants to make it for me. Or wants, but the price is way too expensive for me... Still, stock Murcielago SV will still be a great addition to collection :)

3) maybe something else :)


How about your collections? Any new additions? :)

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Theses are getting hard to get hold of and are getting pricey. Another one of the 2010 Paris Consept Esprit BBR models sold tonight for £117.00


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Wow, some really nice collections here!! 


As a kid/teenager I had about 40 different models of the Dodge Viper RT/10 & GTS, my all time favorite car(s). Most of the cheaper ones are gone, only kept the best few.

Moving in with my girlfriend right now, but luckily was allowed to "fill" the display case to my like :) Still need to improve on my Lotus lot, I'm currently looking for the Esprit models some of you already have from AutoArt (Essex, copper and white Turbo, Bond models) - but hard to find for a reasonable price in my area. So far I have the Esprit V8 in red, the Europa S in silver and white, a black Exige and a red Elan SE. 




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Still have a 1/8 scale Lotus 72D model that I built in the mid 70's. Sucker is just about exactly 2 foot long. The decals have seen better days in all those years.

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if you see :-) my Lotus Room.



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