The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

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Post by reeft1 » Thu May 25, 2017 5:48 pm

69 Costin Nathan Markey Targa Florio Got - Ebbro 44906 46th overall
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69 Lancia Fulvia F&M Special Munari Targa Florio Got - Pinko PI-272 9th overall, 2nd in class - Aledgedly in one test event for the F&M it was raining so the rally driver and co-driver wore neoprene wet suits!
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61 Abarth 700S Spyder Tubolare Abate Targa Florio Got - Pinko PI-221 DNF
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67 MG MGB - GT Special Hopkirk Targa Florio Got - Pinko PI-269 Not Classified
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by LUW » Thu May 25, 2017 7:49 pm

These cars are hideously superb! :D
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Jager » Thu May 25, 2017 8:24 pm

The finish on the Pinko models looks a little rough, but I'm assuming that's primarily due to the low res photos. Even then, the subject matter is so interesting a few rough spots can be ignored. The Lancia and the MGB in particular are stunning.
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Tom » Fri May 26, 2017 1:02 am

I agree. They probably look more like the real thing than most models, old race and rally cars weren't immaculate.

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Post by Alfaholic » Fri May 26, 2017 3:32 am

Pinko is not a brand I was aware of - I like their subject matter though. The Lancia in particular stands out for me.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:57 am

There is indeed a naive charm about them......

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Post by scalainj » Fri May 26, 2017 4:01 am

Eclectic batch but i like them very much particularly that Lancia
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Post by JSB33 » Fri May 26, 2017 7:36 am

MG for me and I think the rough finish is smashing.
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Post by reeft1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:07 am

I know others have already posted, but mine arrived yesterday (thrown over the side gate when it was a signed for delivery!) - awesome Spark Stratos (Targa Florio winner 1974 - Larousse) and Sunbeam Tiger (1965 Targa Florio - 16th overall, 1st in class - Harper)

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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:12 am

Great buys Paul, I have a hard time choosing a favourite.

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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by philsaunders » Tue May 29, 2018 3:11 pm

Wow, I can't believe this is my first time seeing this thread, Ian! Fantastic models from 3 of my favorite races! There are a few I have you'll have to look out for. Some years ago Reve Collection put out a lovely model of the Lancia Stratos that placed second to Porsche in '73. Minichamps and Schuco both produced the #103 911RSR from '73, and Spark put out a great museum model of the oddly-painted #9 Porsche RSR that was originally a test car and was pressed into service at the last minute.

Keep posting! Loving looking at these beauties, and as usual, your posts cost me money :)
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by reeft1 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:24 am

Thanks and glad you like then - i’ve looked at that Reve Stratos Proto a number of times but they cost well over £100 now, and its a similar story on the #9 car. Did you mean 107 rather than 103 (i can find the latter on Ebay at reasonable prices).

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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by reeft1 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:13 pm

54 Austin Healey 100S Shelby Carerra Panamericana Spark S4129 DNF
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Jager » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:48 pm

That's a stunner Paul. Hopefully it goes some way to making up for the disappointment of the Ford GT.

PS I note this thread started out as a Mille Miglia collection, expanded to the Targa Florio and now there are a few Carrera Panamericana cars creeping in.It's hard to stay focused isn't it :D .
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:00 pm

Great looking Austin-Healey model! :o
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:52 am

Love it, utterly fab.

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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by LUW » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:28 am

Caspita, that is nice! Honestly, one of the best CP cars I've ever seen
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Alfaholic » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:39 am

Very special. A CP collection would be a stand out on the shelves.
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by reeft1 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:49 pm

Thanks Gents. I like it a lot

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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by reeft1 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:40 pm

1950 Cadillac 62 - Deal - Carerra Panamericana - code 3 - 2nd overall
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Re: The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

Post by Tom » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:42 pm

I love CP cars and the Caddy is a delightfully unlikely racer. I bet it was comfortable, though.

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