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frankk
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Hello from Central California

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Excellent Site

Long time 1/43 scale collector. Started with Starter, Provence Moulage and AMR kits.

I gone thru many themes over the years, about 20 year ago I started concentrating on Spark Porsche at Le Mans.

Thru Le Mans 2009 Spark has made 425 Porsches (I think) I have 414, so the quest continues for the 11 that I'm missing.

Tom
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Welcome to S143! Quite a few LM collectors and Porsche collectors here... looking forward to seeing pictures of your collection!

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Welcome on board. We are all very friendly (well, most of us ;) )

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You'll be at home with others on here of the Porsche persuasion! Welcome.

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Welcome aboard.
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Hi and welcome :)

Jager
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Welcome Frank

There's lots of shared interests in your chosen themes here. As a Le Mans collector, I have quite a few Porsches, but haven't tried to track them all down. My own database lists 430 Spark Porsches; 422 produced and 8 announced but not released, so we're pretty close. This includes the KB SPark, Cartima, New Ace and Biante versions that I'm assuming you've included too.

What are the ~11 that your missing? Why don't you post them in this thread ... we're always pretty good at spending other peoples money around here !
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen

frankk
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Hello Jager

Yes, I've included all that you mentioned except not familiar with New Ace. I only know of 5 pending releases. The three 917's and the two 1985
Rothmans.

I'm looking for the following Spark Porsches. S1869,S1875,S3435,S3442,S2046,S3453,S0986 and the two Spark/BAM 2004 Le Mans Car 90 and the 2006
Le Mans car 98.


Would greatly appreciate if anyone has any of these cars and willing to sell them!

Cheers,
Frank

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Hi Frank, thanks for the quick reply.

New Ace is a Hong Kong based retailer who have commissioned some models from Spark. One of those was the 1988 #4 'Camel' Porsche 962 (Code : NA005).

Aside from the forthcoming 917's, I have the following listed as previously announced releases.

Manf Code Release Year Marque Type Race No
Spark S4411 2016 Release 1967 Porsche 911 S #67
Spark S4686 2017 Release 1968 Porsche 910 #45
Spark S4411 2016 Release 1970 Porsche 911 S #64
Spark S0884 2016 Release 1971 Porsche 911 S #38
Spark S4687 2017 Release 1973 Porsche 910 #22
Spark S4174 2015 Release 1994 Porsche 911 RSR #66
Spark S4446 2015 Release 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 #37
Spark S4445 2015 Release 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 #36
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen

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Welcome to the forum Frank
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Welcome to the forum Frank. Congratulations and good luck on your noble quest.
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Hello and Welcome!! :)
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Welcome.
You had me at Le Mans but I am firmly in the Wankel camp here.
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Greetings & Welcome!

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