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Exoto's 1/18 1954 D-Type Jaguar

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I took these pics in answer to a post in the 'general' forum so since I have them, they might as well be on here as well:

The D-type Jaguars were one of my favorite sports racecars (from an era when style mattered and racecars were easily identified).  As well as building models, I also collect some diecasts and this 1/18 metal model (mostly stamped metal body) from EXOTO back in 2011 was without a doubt the most I've ever spent on a model (even though it was on sale at the time of my purchase), but It remains, however, the most absurdly detailed model I've ever acquired.  Although some versions of the Exoto D-types are still available from Exoto, the prices are now in the stratosphere. Because of the extensive detail, the model is quite fragile and  just about every time I remove it from its display case, there's some part that I have to fasten back in place.

This particular car evidently won the Reims 12 hour race in 1954, driven by Whitehead and Wharton.















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Back when racing cars were beautiful. Truly extraordinary level of detail.

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I would pay wathever they ask if they have a model just like that of a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan. 

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Just when you thought you'd seen everything. Absurdly detailed is right!  Amazing.

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That is a beautiful model.  Best ones I have are the Ertl Precision 57 Chrysler 300 and Tbird.   Hwy 61s approach those.  But nothing as nice as an Exoto.  

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