De­sir­ables

More As­ton-re­lated good­ies, in­clud­ing a new ad­di­tion to your Scalex­tric sta­ble

VANTAGE - - Desirables -

One-77 sculp­ture by Em­manuel Zurini £POA pull­man­gallery.com

Em­manuel Zurini al­ways man­ages to do a lot with a lit­tle, us­ing just a few care­fully teased lines to cre­ate im­me­di­ately recog­nis­able sculp­tures of iconic trains, planes and au­to­mo­biles. This bronze of the mus­cu­lar One-77 is one of only eight pro­duced – mak­ing it an even rarer thing than the One-77 it­self.

1:18-scale DB4 GT en­gine model by CMC ¤116 cmc-mod­el­cars.de

To any­body who ap­pre­ci­ates good en­gi­neer­ing, the straight-six of the DB4 GT is as won­der­ful to be­hold as the car it­self, and that fa­mous 3.7-litre unit has now been faith­fully re­pro­duced in model form by CMC. At one-eigh­teenth the size of the orig­i­nal, it’s the rare old en­gine that can be brought home with­out an­ger­ing Man­age­ment.

‘Su­per 8’ shirt by t-lab £27 t-lab.eu

Suzuka is one of the world’s most test­ing cir­cuits, blend­ing tech­ni­cally de­mand­ing sec­tions with fear­somely fast cor­ners. It’s also among the most eas­ily recog­nis­able with its fig­ure-ofeight lay­out, which is crisply printed on this new t-lab shirt.

Scalex­tric GT3 Van­tage £40.99 scalex­tric.com

The Nigel Hud­son/adam Wil­cox GT3 might have been pipped to the GT Cup Cham­pi­onship last year, but no car on the grid was more pop­u­lar. The un­usual paint­work – matt black with a brightly pat­terned rear – made it a real head-turner, and un­sur­pris­ingly it caught the eye of the peo­ple at Scalex­tric, too. Their ver­sion of the As­ton has all the fea­tures com­mon to their lat­est cars, in­clud­ing Mag­na­trac­tion and work­ing rear lights. De­sir­ables is com­piled by Chris Bietzk. If you’d like to have an item con­sid­ered for in­clu­sion, email eds@van­tagemag.co.uk

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