There are all sorts of scale-model brands out there, but one of the best has to be Exoto. The company produces extraordinarily detailed representations of both racing and classic cars from the 1950s up to present day. One example is this 1/18th scale Ferrari 500 F2 that is realistic in the extreme, right down to the sparkplug lead wires on the car’s 2.0-liter V-12 engine, the fuzzy bucket seat and the wooden steering wheel. Even tread on the Ferrari’s Pirelli Corsa tires looks period correct. The 1952 short nose and the 1953 long nose Ferraris are available for $1,300 each. Check out the full assortment at

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