Models For Sale
Please note: WE HAVE MORE MODELS AVAILABLE THAN SHOWN HERE!!
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This page will always change with additions, and deletions….. sometimes often; and that depends on the models we receive on consignment, as well as ones which we acquire for resale, and of course pieces that get sold. The models offered here most often come from private collections. Please note that some models sell very quickly, and while we try to update often, we can not always do so, which means that some models sell so fast that they never even get put on this page!
If you have specific interests or wants….please contact us so that we may assist as we have done, and continue to do for many clients.
The various models we sell here range in size, detail, price and rarity.
Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
Please note that there is only one of each model available.
1:8 scale – 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Model by R.A.E. Models Ltd. Made in England, circa 1998.
This very rare hand-built model perfectly captures the 550 Spyder. With its driver-side-only windscreen the model depicts a racing 550. It is from an extremely limited run produced by R.A.E.
This piece is finished with smooth gloss metallic silver paint work. The exterior features numerous subtle and correct details…photo etched parts as well as polished & plated metal bezels for the lights, accurate wheels, a two-into-one exhaust pipe, and more. The interior is fully detailed with correct framework, drilled pedals, bent type gear shift, handbrake, correct ‘banjo’ spoke steering wheel framing the detailed dash with gauges, delicate switchgear…and…
there is even a key in the ignition with another dangling from its key ring.
Rarely does one of these 550’s come up for sale, let alone in perfect and complete original condition as this model is.
It comes mounted on its original wood display base, which measures 24” x 12”.
R.A.E. Models Ltd. was established in 1975. Their primary business has always been in the model making field, but specializing in design and fabrication of interactive trade show and museum displays. Their rare 1:8th scale limited edition models (very low quantities) have always been scarce, and all were made in England.
1:8 scale – Porsche 550 Spyder, Carrera Panamericana 1954 “Fletcher Aviation”
Model by R.A.E. Models Ltd. Made in England, circa 1998.
This impressive hand built model perfectly captures the 550 Spyder. It is from an extremely limited run, less than 20 were produced by R.A.E. Finished in high gloss metallic silver with excellent colorful graphics. The exterior features numerous subtle and correct details…photo etched parts as well as polished & plated metal bezels for the lights, accurate wheels, a two-into-one exhaust pipe, and more. The interior is fully detailed with correct framework, drilled pedals, bent type gear shift, handbrake, correct ‘banjo’ spoke steering wheel framing the detailed dash with gauges, delicate switchgear Rarely does one of these 550’s come up for sale, let alone in perfect and complete original condition as this model is.
It comes mounted on its original wood display base, which measures 21” x 10”.
R.A.E. was established in 1975. Their primary business has always been in the model making field, but specializing in design and fabrication of interactive show and museum displays.
1:12 scale – Jaguar E-Type Roadster, Series 1
Model by Norev, 2022
The early 1960’s first series E-Type Roadster is another favorite car. We have yet to meet any vintage sports car enthusiast who doesn’t feel the same way!
This well detailed curbside model makes for a great display piece. From a serial numbered run of 900 pieces. This model comes with its original packaging and paperwork. It has never been displayed, and only taken out its box for these photos. Our blue E-Type for sale is number 535, and represents a great value at only $325.
1:20 scale – 1998 McLaren MP4/13 F-1 – “West” models
Both models are custom built limited edition models, built by Scott Miller who marketed all of his editions under the name “Slipstream,” which closed about 20 years ago. All of Scott’s F-1 editions were personally autographed by the drivers, and were extremely limited. Only 10 of each of these McLaren “West” models were produced.
Both are serial number 1 of only 10 produced of each.
Autographed Mika Hakkinen, S/N 1/10. Beautifully finished, mounted in display case.
Autographed David Coulthard, S/N 1/10. Beautifully finished, mounted in display case, and with an autographed photo!
1:43 scale – Cadillac Series 62 ‘Saoutchik’ Cabriolet, 1948
by Ilario Chromes
Jacques Saoutchik certainly was the master of outrageous art deco. Beautifully finished with superb high gloss paint, and featuring excellent detail all around including the interior. Ilario Chiera of France has been producing hand built limited edition models since 1984. Always with attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. The “Ilario Chromes” models were produced in editions of less than 200 of each model, and many were runs of 100 or less. They are rare and highly recommended true collector models.
This model comes mounted as shown to wood and leather base with an acrylic cover.
1:24 scale – 1948 Cadillac Series 62 ‘Saoutchik’ Cabriolet
by Motor City USA
Say what you will, but the real car, and this model both make one heck of a statement. The real 1:1 Cadillac is one of just two with bodies designed by Jacques Saoutchik and made in France. This rare hand built, serial numbered limited edition piece was manufactured in the mid 1990s by Motor City USA who were one of many artisan model firms that are sadly no loner in business. They primarily produced American cars in 1:43 scale, and ALL of their models were made in the USA, in California. The original master for this production run was created exclusively for Motor City by renowned British pattern maker Pete Kenna. The model is made of white metal, is 9” long, and weighs in at 4.5 Lbs. Add another 1/2 Lb. for the wood base to round up to an even 5 Lbs! It is in as new condition. Fantastic high gloss paint finish, with an abundance of bright chrome trim, and excellent detail inside and out. Motor City models are highly sought after, and ones like this rarely come up for sale.
This model is SN 251 of 450, and is mounted to its original display base.
A little history on the 1:1 car…Jaques Saoutchik is probably most notable for his flamboyant designs for Delahaye, Delage, and Talbot-Lago. After World War II Saoutchik built two custom ordered Cadillacs for the American Market. The first (the car modeled by Motor City) was finished in black over violet with black cloth soft top and matching black and violet interior. The second car was more “in your face” vibrant with a white and violet paint job featuring cain hatch work on the doors.
1:43 scale – Porsche 911 GT-1, Le Mans 1996 – diorama open view
Custom built by Pro Line Models
This super detailed Porsche scene was built sometime between 1996 and 1997 using a limited edition kit by Provence Moulage of France, who are no longer in business. Pro Line was a USA based specialty model builder. Models such as this built by Pro Line were often built as one-offs. It is believed that Pro Line only built between 1 to 4 of these pieces. Quite rare. All of the parts in this diorama are fixed/set in position in the custom case as shown. The model is in perfect as new condition, and there a substantial amount of detail to be found everywhere you look, the pictures say it all. And this piece does display beautifully!
1:43 scale – Spirit of America, Bonneville 1963
by Ugo Fadini
This hand built limited edition miniature was the first 1/43 model ever produced of Craig Breedlove’s first jet car as it appeared in 1963 when, at 407.45 MPH, he set the fist of many Land Speed Records that made of him the legend he was. The first jet vehicle to set a LSR, at the time its case gave birth to some controversy and several published record lists still have this record as “unofficial.” Because his vehicle only had three wheels, the record could not be sanctioned by the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile), which caters for vehicles with 4 wheels or more. It was instead sanctioned by an equally “official,” international and representative body, the FIM (Fédération Internationale Motocicliste), so it is for all intents and purposes as “official” as any other record! The real car is on permanent display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL.
As with all Fadini models, this piece was personally hand-built and finished by Ugo Fadini. It is a superb model and is still regarded by experts as one of the best models of a LSR vehicle of all time. It was introduced in 1989, produced as a limited edition of 300 numbered pieces. The model features flawless high gloss two tone paintwork and fine detail all around.
As with most other Ugo Fadini models, it was offered with a wooden plinth, not visible in the pictures, but
attached at the bottom of the box.
Ugo Fadini started producing LSR model car editions in 1974, and continued to do so until 2016. The Spirit of America was his 10th edition. Fadini models have always been highly regarded as Ugo was always known for authenticity and accuracy being his obsessions. He devoted a huge amount of time and effort into thoroughly researching every car that he reproduced models of.
In the same vein as CMA Models – Fadini’s are known for being historically accurate.
1:24 scale – Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR set – 1997 FIA
This pair of highly detailed models was built by the late Dennis Koleber. Both the ‘Warsteiner’ and ‘Boy Girl’ cars come with personally autographed plaques by their respective drivers: Bernd Schneider and Klaus Ludwig. What can we say. Just look at the photos…. these are great highly detailed models with fully plumbed engine bays, and the interiors are also extensively detailed. The set comes with an acrylic display case which measures approximately 12” x 15”. The plaques have not been attached to the base, but we can attach them for you, or pack separately – your choice. This really is a stunning and extremely rare set.
1:8 scale Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
built by J.P. Fontenelle for Fine Art Models (FAM)
This extremely rare model is a superb representation of the Bugatti Type 55. It is serial number 2 from an edition of only 10 scratch built models constructed by master craftsman J. P. Fontenelle of France.
The body and most of the model is made of brass. Other components are machined & cast aluminum, Urethane, leather seats and wood steering wheel rim and dashboard. The engine is made of machined & cast aluminum, brass and nickel. Working features are opening hood/bonnet & trunk/boot, steering, suspension, and removable wheels.
The model being offered includes its original wood shipping box with hinged & latched lid.
Fine Art Models (FAM) was a USA based firm located in Michigan, owned and operated by the late Gary Kohs (1944-2017), who was also a well known collector of automobiles, airplanes, fine art, and fine models made by some of the top model makers, which inspired him to start his firm Fine Art Models in 1990. He traveled the world and made numerous deals with model makers around the globe, contracting them to build editions for FAM, hence his alliance with J. P. Fontenelle. When Gary passed, the firm ceased doing business.
1:8 scale – 1924 Bugatti Type 35 GP de Lyon
Art Collection Auto – built by J.P. Fontenelle
This limited edition hand built semi-scratch built model was introduced in the early 1970s. Made in France. Two versions were originally offered; one was a simple curbside piece, and the other was this highly detailed model with engine, and many working parts. These Bugatti Type 35 models were and still are a high water mark in the world of fine collectible models. (This particular model represents an exceedingly good value, far better than say an all resin Amalgam Type 35 model at four times the price.)
The body and most of the model is made of brass. Other components are made of machined & cast aluminum, copper, ‘Dunlop’ rubber tires, and leather. The machine turned dashboard is complete with instruments, switchgear and wired magneto. Steering & suspension function, some other small parts also function and the wheels are removable.
1:14 scale – Ferrari 250 LM – HE14
This hand built model was made Italy in the early 1990’s by HE 14, also known as Enrica, or B.N.T. We believe that less than 100 of these were produced.
It is beautifully finished in high gloss red lacquer paint with stunning hand laced chrome wire wheels. The doors and front compartment panel open. Please note that though the rear body panel should open to expose the engine, it does not. It is fitted so tightly that it is doubtful it can be opened without causing some damage, so we are leaving it as is – more as a beautiful display model, and pricing it accordingly. The model comes mounted in its original display case. These models are extremely scarce today.
1:14 scale – Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer – HE14
Hand built in Italy by HE 14, also known as Enrica, or B.N.T. Beautifully finished, from a very limited edition produced in the early 1990’s and long sold out. The model is well detailed and features opening doors, and engine lid exposing a well detailed engine. It comes with its original wood and acrylic display case, and is in as new condition. The model comes mounted in its original display case. These models are extremely scarce today.
1:8 scale – 1943 Willys WW II U.S. Army Jeep & Trailer – Fine Art Models (FAM)
This rare limited edition semi-scratch built model was produced in 1992, and was the most successful of all models produced by FAM. The edition was limited to 250 individually serial numbered Jeep models, and note that only 10 Trailer models were produced. The Jeep edition sold out quickly as did the scant few trailers. According to FAM, the Jeep model was in development for more than two years, and once the prototype was completed it was then subjected to a thorough critique by the Smithsonian curatorial staff and further refined.
Fine Art Models (FAM) was a USA based firm located in Michigan, owned and operated by the late Gary Kohs (1944-2017), who was also a well known collector of automobiles, airplanes, fine art, and fine models made by some of the top model makers, which inspired him to start his firm Fine Art Models in 1990. He traveled the world and made numerous deals with model makers around the globe, contracting them to build editions for FAM. When Gary passed, the firm ceased doing business.
The FAM Jeep model is considered to be the finest model ever produced of a Jeep, and furthermore… these Jeep models are among the finest most detailed automotive models ever produced!!
The very first model from this edition is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. All of the edition models have a brass plate on their underside: “Smithsonian National Museum Models” – see the photo of the underside of our model being offered.
The body and majority of components are made of brass, assembled with miniature scale bolts designed and made specifically for these models, and some of the panels & components are soldered together. The two windshield glass panes are exactly that – they are glass. The seat cushions are upholstered in cotton perfectly simulating canvas in 1:8 scale.
We are detail fanatics here at CMA and can tell you in all honesty that the overall detailing and list of working parts on this model are substantial and rather amazing. Here’s the list of working features, which are all to scale:
Steering via the steering wheel.
Removable spare tire.
Removable jerry can with removable cap – you can fill it if you want to!
Top bows to attach the canvas top.
Hinged hood (bonnet).
Under the hood is a miniature removable lubrication chart for the Jeep & Trailer and a removable grease gun.
Removable radiator cap.
Hinged headlight brackets to allow access to work on the engine.
Hood hold down latches.
Windshield hold down latches.
Opening glove box door.
Hinged passenger seat.
Hinged rear storage compartments.
Windshield wipers pivot from side to side.
Adjustable rear view mirror.
Working side safety straps.
And yes, there is a bit more….
Shown here is an extremely small sampling of the numerous very special models that we have sold over many years.