It is April 2014. We acquired this model back in July 2013 at the Matchbox Convention in New Mexico, and took these shots shortly thereafter. We intended to showcase this model then.
But then news came, over and over, and this model became the Matt Damon of the Lamley Blog. (We will have to see who gets that reference.) Or maybe we forgot all about it until we were putting together the displays we showcased yesterday. One way or the other, we are finally showing off the Motor Max Pagani Zonda.
We know very little about this model. Motor Max specializes in larger scale models, but they have a 1:64 line that is very much on par with Hot Wheels and Matchbox. We only own one Motor Max, and it is the one we are showing now. So we will rely on some of our knowledgable readers to dish out more info on the line, where to get it, when the Zonda casting was released, etc.
We had been watching a few of these on ebay, ready to pounce, until we found this silver one buried in an extras box in Jeff Koch's room at Albuquerque. There appears to be two other colors, burnt orange and blue. And if ebay is any indication, the blue is most common of the three.
While the Lamley World revolves mainly around Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tomica, and Kyosho, we do have room for some exceptions. Auto World is infiltrating fast, and we have a few Majorettes. This Motor Max was an easy buy because as far as we know it is the only 1:64 version of the Zonda, and the Lamley collection needed a Zonda.
So we have it, and we like it. And we think a few of you will to.
(Find the Motor Max Zonda on ebay...)
Motor Max Pagani Zonda C12: