The model today is the Porsche Type 64, or Porsche 64 to some. Model is manufactured by BoS, which stands for ‘Best of Show’. It is 1:18 in scale and is a sealed resin piece. This is my first BoS model, so I decided to include some photos of the box and internal packaging for those like myself who haven’t seen one in person until now. I don’t know much about BoS, though I have reached out to them on a couple of occasions for product information, which yielded zero responses from their team on both occasions. Their motto and themes seem to focus on the obscure, vintage specimens from the European market, the Porsche Type 64 being one of many releases to date.
The box is typical paper finished in black with BoS logos on various panels. Inside, the model is housed in a styrofoam shell. Both work well in keeping the model safely protected during transport. I did have a small issue with my model, though a minor one. One of the rear exhaust tailpipes did become dislodged from the model. A simple dab of ‘CA’ glue and she was back to 100%. The model itself is numbered, mine is #436 of 1000.
The Porsche Type 64 is definitely an unusual piece, which is most likely why I wanted one in my collection. The car looks more spaceship than automobile, which is due to the overly streamlined fenders, body panels, and wheel covers, giving the car a somewhat floating stance. I don’t know much on the history of the car, but based on images I reviewed, the BoS team has definitely captured the essence and beauty of the design. This includes the rivets, front and rear, and wheel covers, plus the side indicators too.
The windshield wipers are some nicely detailed photo-etched pieces. Front headlights and indicators, as mentioned earlier, are above average too.
Paint is consistent throughout, and the model’s silver guise definitely echoes a rich, luxurious feel and finish. The panel lines could use a little more refinement in some areas, which is more evident when you flip the model over to see the undercarriage, but this is typical of resin pieces.
Wheels, not much to see here as you can see they are covered. Under close inspection there is some detail there, but the rim is left unpainted, which based on the model of this price point is a no-no in my books.
I do apologize in advance for the lack of good quality interior photos. Interior detail is present, but lacks the refinement one would expect at the model’s price point. It seems unfinished and feels too plastic/generic for my tastes. The steering wheel is nicely defined alongside some of the dash instruments, but that’s as far as the refinement extends.
One thing you have with BoS models is access to obscure and rare pieces, most of which, if not all, no other major brands would ever consider offering in scale. Maybe for the odd exception in 1:43. This Porsche Type 64 cost me slightly north of $150 CND, and though the model is very good, there are some shortcomings I wouldn’t expect at the suggested retail. I’ve seen better execution in OttOmobile and GT Spirit for considerably less money, but one cannot forget the exclusive subject matter here. Enjoy the pics!