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Poll: Real or model? (82 member(s) have cast votes)

Real or model?

  1. Voted Real (39 votes [47.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.56%

  2. Voted Model (43 votes [52.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.44%

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#21 CorvairJim

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:46 PM

Ach, "Der Truffel-Jager von Zuffenhausen", the famous Porsche 917-20 "Pink Pig" as campaigned by Reinhold Joest and Willy Kauhsen in the 1971 edition of the "24 Heuers du Mans" (LeMans 24 Hour race). The actual car is now in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

As for this photo, I'm not 100% certain, but I think it's the real deal. The weathering of the lettering on the tire sidewalls just looks too spot-on to have been done by a modeler who most likely would either have done the entire car as shiny as this one is including brand new appearing tires, or weathered to a post-race appearance. These tires look like they've been sitting in a museum a while to me. The photos I've seen of the actual car show the same incerdibly narrow, incredibly even panel lines, and that fine mesh grille would have to be some extra sheer cloth to look this good in scale.

#22 W-409

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:49 PM

This is hard one. But I say model. Somehow it just looks really nice model more, than real. But let's see of friday, I might be wrong, as usually. :lol:

#23 Jon Cole

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:03 AM

Even models are real. :blink: ;) :D

#24 Crazy Ed

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:44 AM

Ach, "Der Truffel-Jager von Zuffenhausen", the famous Porsche 917-20 "Pink Pig" as campaigned by Reinhold Joest and Willy Kauhsen in the 1971 edition of the "24 Heuers du Mans" (LeMans 24 Hour race). The actual car is now in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.


What's most Funny about this Car is it was a Martini Car and the Martini folks thought the paint was so ugly they refused to have their name on it!

#25 dimaxion

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:32 AM

Sooo ..weee ! I like this little piggy . Is it one of the pigs 'Green Jelly' sang about ?? Thanx ..

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:00 AM

I dunno...........something about that body thickness around the wheelwells screams model to me. It could be the way the body work was on the 1:1 though. Nice racer real or model! B)

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:11 AM

just to be contrary... i say model.

no, really; did the actual car look that "perfect" in person? most actual race cars look kind of "off" in person..... they're supposed to go fast and make corners, not sit still and look pretty!

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:21 AM

To many things here tell me VERY WELL DONE LARGE SCALE MODEL!....

handcrafted to ...

#29 Joe Handley

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

I'm going with model on a gut feeling, and if I'm wrong, so be it :)

Edited by Joe Handley, 03 January 2012 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:54 AM

After consulting my expert from the U.S. Mint, I say ..........Model :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:26 AM

model

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

I am going to say model

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:46 PM

model

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

looks like the real deal to me.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

got to go with model.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

Well of course its real, either a real car or a real model :lol: :lol:

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:44 PM

MODEL

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:56 AM

EYEGORE says model! ;)

#39 CorvairJim

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:36 AM

Well Harry, with less than a day to go, you've apparently got us guessing - The voting is tied at 34! I can't wait to find out tomorrow whether or not I'm right...

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

im going with model