Aged Porsche 917 KH scale model from the Amalgam collection is a work of art
Motorsport enthusiasts with lots of cash to spend are always on the lookout for some of the rarest rides. Just take a look at the winning bid amounts when a winning race car hits the bidding block. Unfortunately, not all of them are for sale. Another great alternative comes from Amalgam Collection, just like this Porsche 917 KH.
The sophisticated shades that go into any of the shop’s catalog scale models are breathtaking. For example, this remarkable replica of the 1971 Le Mans winner even shows weathering – an effect that only a few can perfectly pull off. Machines like these accumulate dirt, wear and more as endurance racing progresses.
“Exactly as raced by Gijs van Lennep and Helmut Marko at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 12 and 13, 1971,” Amalgam Collection describes regarding the details. Its team of artists relies on archive images as a reference for each Porsche 917 KH. At 1:8 it’s about over 23 inches tall.
It takes more than 450 hours for the establishment’s professional craftsmen to produce a Porsche 917 KH. Scale models are handmade mechanical works of art, unlike garage kits or mass-produced R/C toys. You will want to display it as one would a priceless artifact or painting.
Amalgam Collection, states that “this model has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the cooperation and assistance of Porsche in respect of finishes, materials, archival images and original drawings” . Collectively, their collaboration accumulated over 4,000 hours during the development phase. Only 22 copies of the Porsche 917 KH will be available for $23,000 each.
Images courtesy of Amalgame Collection