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I just recieved a Vanquish 1/32nd. slot. When I opened the box
it wasn't the car I expected. It was weathered like it had just came off the track.
I also noticed that the base has some letters and numbers in gold. Is this a
limited issue car? Is it worth more because of this? Does anyone know how to remove the weathering without damaging the cars original color and sponsorship?
Is anyone interested in this car for possible trade?
Thank you for any, and all info regarding these cars,
JDRacing
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the car is vanquish a
Ca-4 Mc Laren M8D
It is covered in road film and looks like maybe rubber, and oil or so.
It is car number 8 blue, very nice looking car except I can't find it
either in this paint scheme. Very neat if you like the real raced look.
I just really wanted the car as it appeared in the picture all nice
clean and shiny.
It has a cereal number on bottom of chassis and base of display that reads
D 049/100 in gold permanent marker.

Thank you for the reply,
Jeff Deaton

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This is fascinating.
It does sound as though it might be a secret, under-cover special - escaped into the wider world by accident!
I would suggest holding on and not doing a thing to the car until it is identified - it MIGHT just be worth something as an exclusive special!
Anyone have any insight on this?
 

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now that has got me sorta excited that i may have
something special.
thanks for your input.
maybe someone else will enlighten us as to what this all means?
thanks again for reply,
jeff
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Hi,

those weathered cars are a semi-official LE of 100 pcs./model, issued by the german vanquish distributor. This effect was NOT done by Vanquish, thus the "semi-official". BTW, those cars have no special "collectors" value.
 

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That's what I was thinking. There was a Fly model a few years ago with a similar story attached. I believe it was a Viper. Done by a shop and denounced by Fly. When Fly caught wind of what was going on they contacted the shop and kindly asked them to cease unless they wanted wished to speak to Fly's legal team. Sounds like a pretty cool car though. I would keep it.
 

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Biberle usually has some acute insight into German activities!

Whether 'Official' or not, I agree with LSI - that car IS special and it will almost certainly command a premlum price in years to come.
 

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As well as the Fly Viper, there was also a Ninco Ferrari 166 (the red one) that appeared as an aftermarket weathered edition. Ninco were similarly not amused but ignored the comments about it.

In my experience, aftermarket cars such as these have no real value compared to the original manufacturers cars. There have been many over the years, such as the tampo-printed SlotSwap event cars, the silver Fly Joest Porsche, and the many proffessionaly converted cars done with decal sheets. None have attained real interest for the collector unless they are targeting a specific market such as Le Mans etc, and want all possible variations. Most are very hard to sell at all, let alone get a decent return for the original cost. Try Ebay, there are enough buyers on there who will pay good monay for almost anything.
 

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As a collectors car it may well interest someone. These things are only worth what someone will pay for them and it sounds like at least the weathering has been correctly applied ,i.e. mud and grime on top of the laquer not underneath! Shiny mud
 
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