Monday, January 18, 2010

MAISTO 1948 PORSCHE NO.1 TYPE 356


When Maisto puts "Special Edition" on something, they're not just blowing exhaust fumes. It used to be that this Porsche No. 1 Typ 356 Roadster could only be owned by the fabulously wealthy, but now you can have one too. Sure, it's a bit smaller--in 1:18 scale the car measures about 8 by 2.5 inches--but it's lost none of its elegance in the miniaturization process. Pop the back hood to reveal a remarkable engine replica, not to mention a spare tire and a tool kit. Pop the trunk to find a spacious luggage compartment. Open either door to get to the steering wheel, which controls the movement of the rubber front wheels. You may be so entranced with this Porsche you'll be tempted to buy a real one. The box says for ages 3 and up, but unless your 3-year-old has a fine appreciation for automobiles the model craftsmanship here will go unnoticed. The collector, however, will recognize it immediately. --Keith Simanton

Beautifully crafted 1948 Porsche No. 1 Type 356 Roadster diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Maisto. This is a very highly detailed 1948 Porsche No. 1 Type 356 Roadster diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Maisto. Every details are well put together. Great collectible or gift piece. 1948 Porsche No. 1 Type 356 Roadster diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Maisto is one of the best showcase model for any auto enthusiasts.

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