Amalgam’s scale models are unlike any other. The company’s emphasis on detail is exquisite, creating car models that are indistinguishable from their real-life counterparts. The Amalgam car collection is growing thanks to a new partnership announced last week with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the organizing body of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The merger will allow Amalgam to recreate iconic cars from the history of the racing series.
Amalgam dates back to the 1920s to recreate cars from several brands including Audi, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, McLaren and Porsche. The level of detail goes beyond recreating racing cars, as some, like the Porsche 917K, can have a weathered appearance that gives the model car a broken headlight and a dirty, punctured front clip. Other iconic cars recreated for the model series include the Bugatti 57 G ‘Tank, Ferrari 250 LM, McLaren F1 GTR, Porsche 918 Hybrid, and more.
The new partnership “paves the way for exciting future collaborations,” which sounds more like a fairly open threat to bank accounts around the world. Amalgam’s recreations don’t come cheap, with prices for 1: 8 scale models hovering around $ 15,000. You could buy a used car with that money. The 1: 8 scale models are much cheaper at around $ 1,000 to $ 1,500. However, the cost is justified by the level of detail and craftsmanship.
Amalgam’s cooperation with ACO is just the latest of the brand’s partnerships. Earlier this year, the company announced that it had teamed up with Formula 1 for a sculpture concept. Amalgam also built on its 20-year partnership with Ferrari to enable Ferrari customers to get a replica clip of their new Italian supercar. Amalgam models are stunning works of art intended for a display case.