Automodello’s review models were crisply executed, with glossy paint jobs and fine detail that make these stand out from many 1/43 brands. For instance, the red model is left-hand drive with the photoetched chrome windshield wipers posed to sweep right-to-left. The blue Tribute model is right-hand drive, with the wipers posed the opposite way.
In addition the Tribute model features classy wire-spoke wheels, as opposed to solid wheels on the red model.
In any case, detailing is strong, with photoetched chrome trim around all windows; the big lens-covered dual headlights; front and rear bumpers; a gas cap atop the trunk; and latch below the Marcos nameplate on the trunk’s rear lip. Door handles are scoops in the doors’ edges, and there’s a highlighted keyhole on each door and Marcos logo on the hood.
The small running lights below the split front bumper (again, much like the Jaguar E-Type) almost look to glow, and the trio of taillights are well executed too.
Interiors are tan in the red model and black in the blue car, with the tan being more interesting because you can see more detail on the lighter color. The review model has a black three-spoke wheel, shifter, and dash face, and you can see the instrumentation on that model. You also can see the silver door releases and assist handles in both models’ interiors.
You’ll notice there are no mirrors on either model. That’s not a mistake; it’s because mirrors were optional on the original cars.
Tires are treaded, but with no branding, and the single exhausts are black and well-detailed. Both cars are mounted on black bases, with the car’s name printed midbase; the acrylic tops fit snugly and are cleanly molded. The red model reflects the car displayed in the 1964 Racing Car Show display, and the blue model represents a model shown in 1964 sales brochures.
A black model with tan interior is planned too, as an Homage Edition, with only 24 to be made. Talk about rare!
1964 Marcos 1800 red/royal blue
AM43-MAR-180-LS (red), AM43-MAR-180-TE (blue)
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