This next model came out in 2013/2014 I believe. At the same time, there were a few race/rally cars added to mix… This is the 1:18 scale, diecast metal, AUTOart Lancia Delta S4 street car available in Red and Silver. At the time of issue, the sense of urgency wasn’t there, even though I knew I wanted one. We all have our “priority” list, unfortunately, the Delta S4 fell short. Come 2020, I assume the AUTOart distribution centres are still full of stock, (this model reveals more 5000 units in production. A rarity in today’s market that any production level meets or exceeds this number). Highly discounted it was now time to purchase one, at about $100 CND this was a true bargain!
As for the model, it is brilliant, nothing more nothing less. The rear section of the car is fully available to open, and the detail inside is just as delicious. This option is worth the price of admission if you ask me! The front body is sealed, however, there is access to the upper storage and spare tire area. The Interior follows suit, just as refined as the exterior. At $100 this was a true bargain and these savings don’t around come around too often. Enjoy the pics!
I bought my Mclaren mp4 12c for the same price back then. I believe its the only Autoart model with a opeing fuel cap right?
God, I hated them for the rear ride hieght on this model!
Funny, there are so few new releases due to the crisis now that we collectors start to pick up special offers for models we always considered and gave a pass. In my case its the Lincoln Town Car Limo for 89 Euros.
Personally I find the current proposal of this 1:18 Lancia and AutoArt 1:18 Veyron L´Edition Centenaire at a reduced price to be unbelievable attractive.
Comparing with today’s AutoArt 1:18 Bugatti Chiron, the Veyron has the following unquestionable qualities:
– it has a metal body;
– it has really detailed engine;
– it has working suspension;
– it has nice-looking interior that tries to not look as plastic;
– and with all these benefits, it is cheaper!
So for me it’s obvious which one to prefer.
Good points! However, not have a metal body would not hold us back from purchasing a model. Engines are definitely sticking point, as we mention their level of detail is yo-yo like up and down with each new release. This also applies to interiors.