SRC's long awaited Renault turbo and Villeneuve Ferrari are almost with us, apparently. Both will retail, roughly, at a very reasonable £54 each.
If you buy both, separately, the total bill be around £108 (depending on individual retailer). On the other hand, if you buy both as a boxed set, it appears that the total bill will be a whisker under £180.
This means that the box not only costs more than one car, but will relieve you of £72.
Am I getting too old, have I missed something, am I just plain wrong or does seventy two quid for a box appear to be a trifle upwards of normal box value?
I agree that this is the THE FORMULA-ONE-THIRTY-TWO SCRATCHBUILD FORUM. However, I buy a lot of cars and modify the running gear to (try) and be competitive at HPSCC. Quite a lot of this usually involves just completely changing out the whole chassis and using a Penelope Pitlane or similar-does that mean the car is then a scratchbuilt? Imho,it does, so items like the SRC F1 cars are of interest to readers of this forum. Its not the most economical way to go about the hobby when a car needs that level of modification,but few mainstream makers offer bodies as a spare part-which would be ideal,I reckon! Mind you,I won't get the SRC set because it is,as Laurence pointed out, £70-odd for a box...But there are collectors who want limited edition items and its their hobby, too. Good luck to them. They would be horrified with what I have done to some "limited editions"... TED....