Minichamps McLaren Diecast Formula 1 Cars
Diecast Formula One cars are sporting replica vehicles manufactured using the diecast method of precision metal casting. Minichamps are a German based diecast car producer which was founded in 1990. Minichamps McLaren diecast Formula 1 cars are considered of the highest quality, making the brand extremely popular with collectors, hobbyists and motor racing fans alike.
There is a wide range of Minichamps diecast Formula One cars available, many of which include associated vehicle makes such as Mercedes, Honda, Peugeot, Porsche and Ford. Some Minichamps diecast vehicles are produced as limited editions and many come with stands or cases or they come on their original packaging.
Formula 1 replicas
Minichamps is consistently at the forefront of each year's current Formula One replicas, in both 1:18 and 1:43 scale sizes. Many Minichamps McLaren diecast Formula One cars are highly sought after by diecast vehicle collectors and the brand is one of the most popular traded in the collector's market.
Authentic tobacco liveries can fetch higher prices such as the official West McLaren cars and the World Champions Collection series. One of Minichamps rare and much prized items is the McLaren F1 GTR West promotion model which was made for the West cigarette company.
In addition, Minichamps 1:43 diecast models tend to have the most variations in box inlays, which can also influence its value or re-sale price.
Many Minichamps McLaren diecast Formula One cars are in a series, which are themed around famous Formula One championship drivers and members of the McLaren racing team including Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Nick Heidfeld. These particular diecast Formula One cars have a fully styled racing figurine inside complete with race suit detailing.
The McLaren driver with the most wins is Ayrton Senna who scooped 35 accolades for the motorsports marque. World Championship McLaren diecast Formula One cars or cars driven by world champions earlier in their careers, which were manufactured with limited edition runs, can command a high price and are much sought after. In addition, driver signed models with a certificate of authenticity will make a rare model increase in value further.
McLaren is one of the most famous sporting marques in the world. The McLaren Formula One racing team are one of the most successful in Formula One history, having won 182 races. Today the McLaren Formula One racing team remain to be the second oldest active Formula One team.