Bentley's New Continental GT is an Incredible $9,000 Custom Scale Model

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    So, you're not allowed to put it together yourself? It is probably not possible but still, it's a challenge.
     
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    I bought a real Corvette C5 for less than that. :lol:
     
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    You’d pay $9,000 for a kit? I wouldn’t take the risk
     
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    No, I wouldn't but if I would, I'd want to assemble it myself. What is the use of spending that ridiculous amount of money on a kit car if only you can do is look at it.
     
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    If I'm spending that kind of money I would want someone way more skilled than me to assemble it.

    That's why there are 2 markets to cater to different people, model car kits and model cars. This is the latter. Plenty of people spend big on pre-made display models, just look in the GTP scale model thread.
     
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    Are they being built directly by Bentley? I’m curious as it seems like something Amalgam would be interested in doing
     
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    I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that they are. But don’t quote me.

    You must be pretty handy with building if you think you could build this without stuffing it up. I personally love kit building, but I just couldn’t take the chance.
     
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    Might get one of those 1:64 models, they look nice.
     
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    This costs just as much as what I just paid for a 1990 completely original Miata with 13,700 miles on the odometer. I think I know which one Id rather have.

    Not that I’m their intended audience for this, though.
     
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    I never said that I can build it myself. I only said that I would want to assemble it myself. I'm not that kind of guy that buys model cars (1:64 or 1:8) to just put in a room and look at it. When I was still a kid, I had a few model cars but my parents gave everything away without me knowing it. I found out later of course.

    What I was trying to say that I never buy pre-build model cars whatever they cost, not even for €5. If I buy a 1:8 model kit car (thanks @Robin) I want to build it myself, like Pocher cars.

    I'm pretty sure that I will mess up trying to assemble this Bentley.
    That is what I said in my first post in this thread.
     
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