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Poll: Real or model? (80 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Voted Real (47 votes [58.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.75%

  2. Model (33 votes [41.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.25%

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#21 Mooneyzs

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

Guessed model on this one since I haven't a clue.... :lol:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:35 AM

The side of the hood says real.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:46 AM

As a Bugatti nut, I even know which car it is and the history of it. There are only 3 of them.


Yup. Never seen a model version of this particular one.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:17 AM

Sure Did Skip......check your PM......

you are correct Skip......But Close.......

Edited by MikeMc, 12 April 2012 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

model


joe

#26 Ryan S.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

I'm going to say real this week.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

I have to say real, so I am probably wrong! :huh:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

Have to say real

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:04 AM

it's Friday, where's Harry, asleep again, geez you'd think he's gettin' old or sumpthin'. :P

#30 Harry P.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:23 AM

Pretty close vote... 41 REAL, 31 MODEL.

It's REAL!

And yes, there are models out there of this car. Not plastic kits, necessarily, and not in 1/24-25 scale... you guys have to remember that a model doesn't have to be 1/24-25 scale and plastic! ;)

#31 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:36 AM

This one was very hard to tell, that's why the vote was a bit close. Thanks for doing these, Harry.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:10 AM

Pretty close vote... 41 REAL, 31 MODEL.

It's REAL!

And yes, there are models out there of this car. Not plastic kits, necessarily, and not in 1/24-25 scale... you guys have to remember that a model doesn't have to be 1/24-25 scale and plastic! ;)



How about some links or pictures

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:13 AM

Pretty close vote... 41 REAL, 31 MODEL.

It's REAL!

And yes, there are models out there of this car. Not plastic kits, necessarily, and not in 1/24-25 scale... you guys have to remember that a model doesn't have to be 1/24-25 scale and plastic! ;)


Hmmm...you're right. The only Bugatti Atlantic models I knew about were based on the black Pope Atlantic owned by Ralph Lauren. The car in the quiz is the Rothschild Atlantic with different features, which last year went to the Mullin museum for around $35 million (the most expensive car ever auctioned). After a little more digging, I found two diecasts - a 1/43 Looksmart version of it, plus this 1/8 beauty by Amalgam (GBP 4,400 - about $7,000).

https://modell-parad...-met-light-blue

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PS: The car in Harry's quiz is the real deal, photographed by Michael Furman, who also did the photography for an awesome book on Ralph Lauren's car collection, "Speed, Style and Beauty."

http://www.bloomberg...or-top-car.html

Edited by sjordan, 13 April 2012 - 05:39 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:34 AM

WOW!!!! Thanks Mr Jordan.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:55 AM

Yup, that's a Furman shot from the Lauren book.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

Had to be real! No one would build a model that dang ugly! :lol:

Edited by Johnny, 14 April 2012 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

Had to be real! No one would build a model that dang ugly! :lol:


Well, someone thought it was pretty enough to pay $35 million for it, as you can see from my post above! ;)

This beats out a Ferrrari 250 GTO that sold not too long ago for $32 million. Of course, these are recorded sale prices. It's unknown what other cars may have cost in private transactions that aren't recorded, and the Japanese and Chinese spend megabucks for collector cars.

Edited by sjordan, 14 April 2012 - 12:32 PM.


#39 Joe Handley

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

$7,000.00 for a diecast!? I couldn't make enough to buy that from selling my Jeep!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

$7,000.00 for a diecast!? I couldn't make enough to buy that from selling my Jeep!


Check out Fine Art Models for large-scale models that go for around $30,000. About what Gerald Wingrove charges for his masterpieces.