Land of Hope and Glory Collection

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The ride height looked off in the marketing pics and unfortunately it is the case when held in the hand (which for a £90 Matrix model is disappointing) but as the only available version of the Ford GT40 MKIII, it was coming home with me regardless.....

I have a tiny bit of buyers remorse as I hadn't spotted the blue Matrix was a left hooker and the red Matrix a right hooker with an opened side window but i'll get over that.

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On my coming soon list, severe envy right now :lol:
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That is utterly fantastic. Droolworthy.

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I especially like the job they've done on the wire wheels. I could use a few sets of those to improve some other models! :D Nice add!
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Glad you like it gents

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That is rather nice. Definitely want one ride height issues or not
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I didn't see anything wrong with the ride height; now I do - thanks for pointing that out! :? What did annoy me was that all the tyres had the logos at the bottom as yours appears to have. I had to dismantle mine and move the wheels round to get them in the 'right' position. :roll:

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I'm not really bothered about LHD or RHD but the red one does look really nice, it's just that I always picture this car in blue.

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Ride height seems fine to me.

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You might want to look at the ride height of one of the road cars and see if they were higher than the race cars. It would make a certain amount of sense to give a bit more ground clearance. Sacrifice a bit of handling for better ride and not taking out the exhaust system on any surface not as smooth as a race track.
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oldirish33 wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:53 pm
You might want to look at the ride height of one of the road cars and see if they were higher than the race cars. It would make a certain amount of sense to give a bit more ground clearance. Sacrifice a bit of handling for better ride and not taking out the exhaust system on any surface not as smooth as a race track.
I looked at photos of the road cars and they were lower than Matrix has modelled

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It does look lower
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A couple more Ford GT road cars added to the collection - a MkI and a MkII - both partsworks.
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And a family picture of all the road cars together
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I love the blue and white theme!

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The MKI is especially nice, would like to have one here.
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TSM Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
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Gorgeous!

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Love the Aston!
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That's a beast !
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If only it were an electric car, then it might sell ;) :lol:
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Thanks gents.

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Juicy 8-)
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In period I'd hazard a guess that the wires and rims would be painted silver rather than chrome?

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Absolutely beautiful.

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Stunning, to say the least! ;)
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