Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM — Just look at that meticulous detail! If it wasn’t for the fact that it’s a scale model, you might be tempted to hop in the driver’s seat.
We’re talking about United Kingdom-based Amalgam’s creation of high-end 1:8 scale models. One example is the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 — with bodywork by period coachwork expert Carrozzeria Touring — that won the Mille Miglia.
The model is based on one of only five cars built especially for the Mille Miglia, chassis 412031. Driven by Clemente Biondetti, the No. 143 car emerged victorious in the 1938 edition of the legendary Italian race, two minutes ahead of another 8C 2900 driven by Carlo Pintacuda.
The representation has been handcrafted and finished in Amalgam workshops with the cooperation and assistance of the manufacturer regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings.
And to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Audi’s fifth 24 Hours of Le Mans win, Amalgam has created a special race-weathered 1:8 scale model of the car that was victorious in June 2005.
This limited edition of 15 models — Amalgam’s largest special edition to date — shows every detail of the race dirt that adorned the car after its 24 hours in competition. The base model was developed using data supplied by Audi AG, who also scrutinized the resulting prototype to ensure complete accuracy of the model.
Watch a YouTube video about the company’s approach to creating models.