1973 911 RS 1:18 from Welly | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 10, 2019

1973 911 RS 1:18 from Welly

The 73 911 RS (Rennsport or ‘racing sport’) is considered by collectors to be one of the hottest classic Porsches ever. The 207 HPsportscarwas built specifically so Porsche could enter racing. 500 were required for the homologation but they built 1580—still a small number, making these cars rather rare and very expensive. A Sport Lightweight version sold for $1.4 million.

Welly makes a brilliant 1:18 model for not a lot of money. They offer it in white, black and the classic acid green.

Pros: Detail is fantastic considering the price point. Hood and trunks have dog leg hinges but the saving grace is that the hinges are very thin. The ducktail has superb grill and chromed 2.7 script. The paint is generally smooth but a bit of orange peel is evident. Great engine bay despite not having much plumbing details.

Cons: Indicators and tail lights have solid colours which should have had reflectors behind for added realism. Front opens to reveal a solid plastic hump which is the simulated cover for the spares and battery, neither of which are visible.

Verdict: Terrific model for roughly under 7-8k BDT along with shipping.

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