Polo Ralph Lauren has partnered with Amalgam Fine Model Cars to create faithful replicas of masterpieces from Ralph Lauren’s private car collection. Limited edition replica models fully capture the beauty and flamboyant lines of the original cars. There are four limited edition models at 1:8 scale in all, including his $40 million 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé, his $25 million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and 1996 McLaren F1 LM.
Each car in Mr. Lauren’s private collection is digitally scanned to capture the precise detail of every component. Accurate to one-tenth of a millimeter, the technology allows for the creation of an accurate scale reproduction of the original. A dedicated team of highly skilled model-makers worked for 3,000 hours to create the master model and an additional 350 hours to carefully assemble each individual limited edition model.
Each model comes on a custom-designed base with a removable covering and authenticated with its own unique edition number and certificate and is priced at $9,500 apiece. [Ralph Lauren]