Yep, you read that right. This awesome recreation of an 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza will cost you a cool $65,000. Unsurprisingly, that kind of money gets you a massive masterpiece that’s built just like the full-size car, and is so well-detailed that I thought it was the real car until I saw those giant-sized fingers holding the keys. The model is over 30 inches long and weights an amazing 43 pounds. The car is offered by The Collector Studio, which offers these details:
This is a scratch-built, museum-quality metal model with over 6200 (!!) components. … The complete electrics and electrical cable assembly are built as per the original car. The dashboard and all instruments (with needles), switches, hand gas (working), adjustable wheel for the hydraulic torsion shock absorbers (with engraved letters), the big tachometer behind the steering wheel, with the two keys for the starter instrument are all there. … All parts are screwed together. The engine is complete with all additional parts, gearbox with the blockade for the reverse gear, ventilation of the clutch, etc. … 0.5mm copper sheet metal was used for the complete body work. … All body parts are fastened with quadratic screws and secured with 0.3mm wire. The windshield is made with real glass. Under the seats you have two boxes, one for the battery and the other for the tools (included). The wheels can be removed and the locking mechanism has two different threads, on the right side left thread, and on the left side right thread. Even the caps are engraved.
As noted, this model is for static display, but could certainly be made radio-control. Or, you could go RTR with a full fleet of five 1/5 scale classics if you’ve got $125,000 burning a hole in your pocket. Call it a bulk discount, that’s just 25,000 per car! According to The Collector Studio, “Each is fully operable by remote control, capable of speeds up to 80 mph!”
Full-size car image via FavCars.com
How much for just the engine? All the fasteners are functional.
Suspension detail, complete with massive drum brake, leaf springs, and friction damper. State of the art in 1931.
Itty-bitty key fits into the dashboard–now that’s detail!