Mini Motorsports Car: Bidding Starts at $85,000
Are you into slot cars and classic automobiles? You’re in luck! There is a current bidding opportunity offering the ideal harmony of both. The Porsche 917 Slot Car Racing that is currently up for sale and it is creating some very high values.
Developed by Slot Mods of Detroit, Michigan, the slot car is gifted a copy body of the Porsche 917 in the signature blue hue with the iconic Gulf liver. Featuring a clamshell design that can be remotely opened to expose a whopping 13-feet-long and 6-feet-wide track layout, it is a part homage to the racecourse seen in the 1971 film, Le Mans.
Constructed out of timber, the two-lane race course is adorned with handcrafted track surfaces, architectures, placards, vegetation, and viewers. This track is supplied with side-lighting, Armco-style guardrails, and grandstands and is wired to be utilized with a 120-volt power source. The outline has two S-bends bounded by straw bales, trees, and bushes.
The pit area boasts a distinctive set-up; including an open-air crew station, buildings with lined-off car storage and a raked, two-level grandstand which looks out over the forward drag. Little sculptures depicting mechanics, racers and viewers are scattered around the course, while trackside advertisements featuring Shell, Agip, Champion, Girling, Bilstein, and Solex can be seen in attendance.
Included with the raceway is a pair of stools, two controllers and a set of nineteen slot cars adorned with vintage livery. The selection consists of a Ford GT40 camera car which has been modified, a Ferrari 512 Coda Lunga, a Lola T70, a Porsche 917 Martini style and another Porsche 917 in Gulf paintwork to represent the #20 driven by Steve McQueen in Le Mans. Also featured is the Porsche 917K in Salzburg trim that won the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans, piloted by Hans Herrmann and Richard Atwood.
The majestic Slot Mods Porsche 917 Le Mans Slot Car Raceway unmistakably merits every cent of its current bid of $85,000. This remarkable work of art and craftsmanship will come to an end in four days since the auction concludes then.
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