Available for Sale - Models
Please note that all models offered are from various private
collections. Several are physically in our work shop now.
(Shown to the right are various photos. Click on a photo to see
larger images. Please note this page may change regularly depending
on the availability of different models. Prices will run anywhere
from $200 and up. Scales of models will range anywhere from 1:43
to 1:4 scale. See below for information on ordering.)
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1958 Maserati 3500 GT
1:10 scale by Michele Conti, made in Italy
Completely scratch built one-of-a-kind model by one of the best of the
old guard of model makers.
About Michele Conti:
In the early 1950’s Conti gained his full scale training as an apprentice
at the well known body manufacturer, Stabilimenti Farina, which
employed craftsmen who created shapes principally by hand. His
father was also employed there as a specialist in assembling doors,
hoods, and trunks of cars. When Stabilimenti Farina closed their doors
in 1953, Michele along with his father was immediately hired by
Pininfarina. It was at this juncture, during his free time and evenings,
that he started what would eventually become his future full time
career of building custom, scale automobile models. Because of his
reputation, craftsmanship, and dedication to realism, many of the auto
manufacturers entrusted Michele with actual factory drawings from
which to build his creations.
His early models were made from wood, which then evolved into
aluminum, and then copper and brass. Ultimately, he used similar
materials to those used in the construction of the full scale cars, in
order to recreate the realism of the original cars. The bodywork was
shaped over a scale wooden body buck, the interiors were reproduced
in upholstery materials, including leather, and the tires were cast from
rubber from miniature molds he made of the originals. Over the years,
countless articles on Michele Conti and his miniatures have appeared
in automobile magazines around the world. He passed away in 1996.
On May 18, 2003 , Michele Conti’s achievements were formally
recognized at the 2003 Reading Ferrari Concours d’Elegance. His son,
the late Maurizio Conti was in attendance to posthumously accept the
‘Enzo Ferrari Hall Of Fame Award’ for his late father.
About the model:
This is the one and only Maserati 3500 GT he ever produced, it is 1 of
1, and was originally built for a Mr. Gradrero, the owner of the car.
Those combined factors along with its overall striking good looks
make this a most desirable model. The beautiful metallic paint finish
shows a little of its age as is expected with a piece over 50 years old,
but this piece truly wears its patina very well. As with many Conti
models, this Maserati incorporates great detail along with working
features: Opening doors, hood and trunk - both the hood and trunk lid
have hinged prop rods. The spare tire which is mounted on a wire
wheel can be found by rolling back the leather floor covering over it.
Upon opening either door you will find a fully detailed interior with
carpeted floors, hand stitched leather seats and door panels, white head
liner and tinted sun-visors, and much more.
Price: Please inquire.
The model comes mounted to its original wood base with engraved
plaque as shown. Also included is its build certificate, and a large
wood case for transport.
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1927 Fiat 806 Corsa GP. - 1:12 scale
Grand Prix of Monza Winner 1927, driven by Pietro Bordino. An
important historical note that many people do not know.....The Fiat
806 was the first single seater Grand Prix car. The real car
unfortunately no longer exists, but here is your opportunity to own a
fantastic model of an important car in the the history of automobile
This custom built model is stunningly attractive, quite rare, beautifully
finished, and highly detailed including engine and cockpit with leather
trimmed seat and cord wrapped steering wheel. The body is all metal
as are many components. This model is one that you really need to
view a few times to fully appreciate.
Included is a custom made wood and acrylic display case with
simulated asphalt surface, an engraved plaque and a vintage enameled
Fiat emblem. You will NOT find another 806 model as good as this,
and it is the only one we have.
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1956 Jimmy Bryan’s Kuzma Dirt Champ car. ‘Dean Van Lines
The 1st USAC National Champion - 1:25 scale
This is a very rare and beautifully built piece with a high level of fine
detailing throughout. The perfectly fitting hood lifts off, fully
exposing a wonderfully detailed Offy engine, and everywhere you
look there are subtle details to take in such as all the suspension
components behind each wheel. Peer into the cockpit and there you
will again be treated to a healthy amount of very accurate detailing.
This is just a great model to have regardless of your collecting
interests, and it is the only one available.....anywhere.
Included is a custom made acrylic display case with simulated dirt
ground surface. Unknown builder, but all made in USA.
You may place your order by telephone, e-mail, fax or regular mail.
We accept checks, money orders, wire transfers and credit cards:
VISA, Master Card and American Express.
Prices subject to change without notice.