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Have been thinking about splashing out on on one of these.......






(pics from lovespeed.com)

Am wrestling with the cost as i'd go for a RTR. It would be an internet purchase so buying blind I could do with a little advice - has anyone got one? seen one in the flesh? Is the quality that good and how do they run? (not planning to thrash it but would be nice to see the thing move).

Having just bought a MMK I've got a horrible feeling I'm about to be dragged into an expensive resin habit
 

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okay so I guess nobody has any knowlegde of the lovespeed Porsche so how about these two which are next on the potential list...........



Slot Classic Mercedes



Protoslotkit Porsche 908

Photos from getslotted.co.uk

Same questions as before I guess and as much as I like talking to myself I would love some informed input


Have been selling off some stuff on ebay to justify/fund some new purchases


In the meantime I'll just have to satisfy myself with the thought of replicating the finish of the 69 Le Mans over and over with that 908 and my scalex GT40.........
 

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The Slot Classic cars have the best reputation for detail but don't run as well as some others. The Protoslot using Fly running gear so that should run quite fast. If you want to break into resin take a look at MMK. These maybe the best compromise between Looks, speed and price. I have the Peugeot "Darl'Mat" and am considering either of these two:



 

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Cube,

I've seen those Porsche resin models but only on the net (slot32), so I can't really help since I didn't see them in the flesh, but from the picture I've seen, I think they definitely look great. Don't know how they run though.
 

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Hi Cube,

The Slot Classic cars have to be the benchmark cars for finish and detail. I have the Le Mans version of the Mercedes you've shown as well as some others. They are tremendous cars for some spirited "gentleman driving" around your track. They perform like a well-weighted Ninco Classic. No doubt Rail Racer will add his 2 Euros worth of advice as well as I know he's also a bigfan of these cars.


I have a few MMK's but the quality of glass parts (or lack of) and their flat-looking wire wheels lets them down imho. These can be corrected and you will find a thread somewhere here that helps. Take a look at their Porsche 356 if you are considering the LoveSpeed car, its a nice runner and looks good as well. MMK cars perform as well as Slot Classics, I can't say one make is better than another in terms of running. Sorry to disagree Dennis, maybe I've been lucky.

The Porsche is a Proto Slot, a great kit (are you considering kit or RTR?). Running gear is Fly or whatever you choose whereas Slot Classic is their own. You need a donor Fly car usually for running gear as well as interior details so don't forget to cost that in. Shaping some of the vacformed glass parts can be tedious but the result is a hand-made car of very high quality. If you have a little time and some basic tools, do yourself a favour and try a ProtoSlot kit, they are straightfoward to build if you've ever tuned an RTR slot car you wil have enough skills to make one.

Good luck.
 

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I can't disagree with Bump, the Slot Classic is the gold standard but then they are quite a bit more expensive than the MMKs. I plan on replacing the wire wheels with some BWAs and as far as the missing clear plastic bits I got something cooking there as well. It's all hush, hush but hopefully the results will speak for themselves.

Just a word of caution with the Protoslots, not all of their bodies are as true to scale as the others but the Porsche shown is one of my favorites. Electric Dreams has some instructions on their website on what needs to be done.

One last word on most of these cars. If you are expecting more detail than current mass-produced RTRs you'll be dissapointed. The details are softer, not as sharp as the plastic cars and there is no tampo printing but rather hand applied decals. What you do get is a hand-made car that to me at least has something that no RTR has, personality. A minature work of art that you'll cherish more than 10 RTRs.
 

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I'll have to check out the library on this but that Lovespeed car you are calling a Porsche. was probably designed by Dr Porsche but was built as a streamlined Volkswagen venture. For a high speed run somewhere.
 

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Thankyou all for your help, not having any first hand experience of these cars your expertise is invaluble.

Have decided to go for the lovespeed, foroslots new pictures just underline how stunning this car looks.

Larry Ls - I believe you are right, there is some interesting history of the cars at lovespeed.com

".......What you do get is a hand-made car that to me at least has something that no RTR has, personality. A minature work of art that you'll cherish more than 10 RTRs."

".......They are tremendous cars for some spirited "gentleman driving" around your track."

Just the sort of advice/confirmation that I was looking for


The Porsche 356 is the MMK which I bought a couple of weeks ago and what sparked the interest in this new area of slots which I had previously considered out of reach, but I have realised, as Dennis states, that i'd much rather have a smaller collection of higher quality than stacks of plastic much of which I bought on ebay whims.

Not sure I'm going to be able to resist the slot classic mercedes either, right, i'm off to assess my finances.........
 
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