|Auto Art Dubai Police Bugatti Veyron on eBay|
Those are all parts of the hobby, but for me the purest part is that near-perfect diecast replica that speaks to why you collect. It doesn't matter how rare it is, how many you have, or who has more. All that matters is that it is a joy to have in the collection.
That is 1000% the case with the Auto Art Bugatti Veyron. And not any Bugatti (they have done three stock colors), but the Dubai Police model. A straight up 1:64 replica of a unique car done just about perfectly. Photograph it in the right setting and it looks like the real thing. And the real thing is a flipping Bugatti Police Car!
I didn't know about this one until I came across it on eBay. I was aware of the three colors of the 1:64 Auto Art Veyron, and in fact I owned all three at one point. It was a foolish purge for space that removed them, and I still regret it. But even then, as nice as they were, they didn't speak to me like some other diecast models do. But this Dubai police? It was a must. It is just far more interesting, and so beautiful.
I also can't fully explain my thing for police diecast. I have always found them interesting. TLV has done some unique police models, as has Greenlight, and Racing Champions just announced a few. I am just a sucker for them.
I inquired about the Veyron with the eBay seller, and learned that this was done by Auto Art for the Dubai market. We have seen these done by Majorette as well. That was all I needed and I ordered a couple.
And now that I have it, there is not an ounce of regret. The model is beautiful. Auto Art is known for their large scale models - 1:18 specifically - and as far as I know there aren't better made replicas out there. Their foray into 1:64 was regrettably short, and it has been a few years, but it did produce some cool models. Go to eBay or the Auto Art website (you can buy them there too) and you can see some of them.
Tomica Limited Vintage is for me the best 1:64 out there, but Auto Art is up there, and if they continued making them I am sure I would have quite a few. For now, I am thrilled to have this police car, and I even went back to eBay to buy one stock Veyron to keep it company.
This is why I collect...
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