K & R Replicas AC 3000

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K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by David MG » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:51 am

Got this earlier this year but forgot to post it...................

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by JSB33 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:56 am

mg-monster wrote:Got this earlier this year but forgot to post it...................

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I had a school boy crush on this car, I really thought it was something while at the end of grammer/beginning of Jr High.
What sort of price tag for this one, David?
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by David MG » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:05 am

JSB33 wrote:
mg-monster wrote:Got this earlier this year but forgot to post it...................

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I had a school boy crush on this car, I really thought it was something while at the end of grammer/beginning of Jr High.
What sort of price tag for this one, David?
Off eBay it cost about £20. But to order a new one you are looking at £60.
I suppose it was relatively cheap because of the mediocre colour :oops:
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by BertOne » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:04 am

I always loved this car and I have this model in dark blue. It's not bad for the time it was made but this is a car that surely needs to be made again to today's standards. Unfortunately model makers seem to have only heard of one AC, so this along with the beautiful 428 from the late sixties seem unlikely to be made again. :cry:

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by David MG » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:09 am

BertOne wrote:I always loved this car and I have this model in dark blue. It's not bad for the time it was made but this is a car that surely needs to be made again to today's standards. Unfortunately model makers seem to have only heard of one AC, so this along with the beautiful 428 from the late sixties seem unlikely to be made again. :cry:
Here is an AC 428 designed by Frua.............................

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And in coupe form

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But what about the AC Aceca from 1950?

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by JSB33 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:20 am

All 3 for me please :mrgreen:
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by David MG » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:29 am

Well one can only hope that NEO, Spark, Bizarre can do it.
After all NEO are going to produce a Monteverdi

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So their is hope........................................................
And if this makes you interested try this and look under cars....

http://www.tobiasullrich.de/monteverdi/cars/all/
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by BertOne » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:06 am

I'm really looking forward to the Monteverdis (they're making the 375L too) and I may be mistaken, but I think the bloke who's behind Neo was also behind the (now defunct?) Replicars range which made a 428 in the nineties. The problem with that one (apart from the cost) was that it totally failed to catch the elegant lines of the original and had the ground clearance of Fifty Cent's Hummer!

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:03 pm

JSB33 wrote:All 3 for me please :mrgreen:
For me too! Especially the AC 428s! ;)
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Paulius43 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:33 am

BertOne wrote:I'm really looking forward to the Monteverdis (they're making the 375L too) and I may be mistaken, but I think the bloke who's behind Neo was also behind the (now defunct?) Replicars range which made a 428 in the nineties. The problem with that one (apart from the cost) was that it totally failed to catch the elegant lines of the original and had the ground clearance of Fifty Cent's Hummer!
NEO indeed is a Replicars brand, Replicars is a Dutch shop which comissioned many models from diverse manufacturers. Remember the Spark Jaguar concept series?
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by BertOne » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:19 am

Yes Paulius, I think the AC428 was built by SMTS for Replicars and they were always patchy in terms of both quality and body shape. More recently he's been using Spark to great effect but do you know who makes the Neo models now; are they still sub-contracted or are they a self-contained organisation? Whoever it is, is doing a great job and it would be great to see some ACs - they'd sit nicely with the Alvis, Jags and Jensens.

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Lighters » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi David / Bert One

Would either of you chaps consider parting with your delightful white metal AC 3000 ME models (Bert One - I was the guy that purchased your Enco Jensen FF model - and collected in person).

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by reeft1 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:53 am

I have an unbuilt kit of this that is not for sale but great to see this thread revitalised

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Jean B. » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 am

Right now on ebay https://www.ebay.de/itm/Modelkit-Metal- ... SwQqdaz3W1 - virgin kit, original packaging, not so expensive. :?: (And if you need someone to build this for you, let me know ;) )

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by BertOne » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:02 pm

Lighters wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:39 pm
Hi David / Bert One

Would either of you chaps consider parting with your delightful white metal AC 3000 ME models (Bert One - I was the guy that purchased your Enco Jensen FF model - and collected in person).

Nick
Hello Nick. Pleased to see you took my advice and joined us here on S143! Sorry, but although the AC isn't up to scratch by today's standards it's still the only model available so I'll be hanging onto it. Cant' believe this thread goes back to 2009 and still no sign of a modern model of this enigmatic, pretty car. Come on Autocult, Neo, anyone let's have one - it'll be a surefire seller I promise you.

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by David MG » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi Nick,
I am the same as Will. I’ll hang on to it until a better one comes along.
Have you tried K&RReplicas?
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Lighters » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:40 pm

Hi chaps

Thanks for responses and advice dispensed.

BertOne: I'd be delighted to take you op on your kind offer to meet with you and fellow 1:43 enthusiasts sometime over a drink

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Lighters » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:01 pm

Well, you good people, I'm now the proud owner of this fine example (at least, I hope its a fine example, it was posted today from an emporium called 'MiniMini' in Paris...)
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Tom » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:03 pm

Congrats, good colour.

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Lighters » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:04 pm

... Alhough i'd still love an example finished in white...!

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by dcast » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:59 pm

Congrats! Always nice to see collector finally getting appearantly hard to find model :)

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by reeft1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:32 am

Very nice

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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by JSB33 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:22 am

The color looks great on it.
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Re: K & R Replicas AC 3000

Post by Lighters » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:16 pm

reeft1 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:32 am
Very nice

Hello Reeft!

I credit you with my good fortune - you kindly suggested 'Auto Jeune' of Paris as s supplier of white metal models (where I subsequently purchased a 'Replicars BV' model of a Jaguar XJC) which, in turn, led me to a further Parisian retailer called 'MiniMini'. So thank you, Reeft!

I'm now asking myself which other major European capital cities are home to specialist model car retailers.... .
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