When I started collecting Lamborghinis naturally the Miura became a highly sought after model, even more so for the rare AutoArt models, they don't make too many of them in a batch and once they sell out they can become very hard to find, and start to demand ridiculous prices.
Because of this my main collection of 1/18 Miura models consists of Kyosho built units, and they are very nicely finished, but when I started to change the layout of my showcases I came to the conclusion that I needed a white Miura to complete a line up from Countach over Diablo to Murciélago in this bright shade, so my search for an AutoArt Miura SV in white began.
This might not be a major issue for most, you tend to encounter them on eBay from time to time, but the prices are stupendous ... so I continued my search until I found one in the Netherlands at a reasonable price of 40 Euros. Safe to say I didn't hesitate a moment and bought it on the spot.
The box was still in mint condition and the car had been on display behind glass, so no worries there, when I came home I placed it in my collection next to a silver metallic Miura SV from Kyosho ... and was somewhat disappointed to be honest.
Sure this AutoArt model looks good on it's own, but don't put it next to a Kyosho model, it will look a lot less detailed unfortunately.
It is obvious this Miura SV model was built in the early days of AutoArt, and it shows in the small details, nonetheless I was still happy with the model as I served it's purpose perfectly : being shown next to a white Countach, a custom built white Diablo and the Balloon White Murciélago (all from AutoArt) ... a really nice row of white cars, which is why I wanted to buy this specific model anyway.
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