This is sick. Crazy. Unbelievable. Astonishing. Enormous.
Where to start ? I’m so excited to write about it!
Imagine the situation, we have an almost unknown manufacturer with that strange name called Timothy & Pierre (mostly known for their Gemballa Enzo MIG-U1 in 1/18 scale), popping up from nowhere with Singer Porsche models.
If that isn’t a surprise. And the perfect example of how cool it is to collect in the 21st century.
Timothy & Pierre … nice name. I absolutely found nothing about this brand, neither a website, or information on forum, nothing. Unknown. Who are you guys? (Please, if you read, get in touch!)
With a french name as Pierre, maybe expatriate guys that founded their own brand in Asia wonderland of new diecast brands? Who knows.
But one thing is sure, I’m in love with their Singer.
Making a presentation of Singer Porsche is much more easy. Singer Vehicule Design is a brand founded by artist Rob Dickinson in late 2000 and established in Los Angeles, specialized in custom and restoration of Porsche. But not any restoration. His view of a restoration, giving birth to a new model (=reborn).
Singer Porsche are based on 911 type 964, and are totally rebuilt. Have a look at Singer website for more information.
This is a combination of two worlds i’m very crazy about: Porsche and premium diecast. I could hardly be more happy.
This UFO comes in an acrylic display case and a white leather baseplate. Yes, leather. Correct me if i’m wrong, but I don’t remember of a 1/64 case with leather.
Mine is a Targa, aka a cab version with this arch – or protection roll bar – typical of those Porsche. Timothy & Pierre also tooled coupe versions (be sure I have one on the way, and I’ll share it with you when I have it).
To be perfectly honest, I’m late in the game. There is a reason that is quite simple : the price. A car like this costs €40 / $45 at least. This is the extreme limit of price I can admit for a 1/64 car. My point is that you can have a very nice modelcar at 1/43 scale for a price very close (and sometimes very nice 1/18 models in resin too).
I am not opening a debate of how much you can spend into a 1/64 car, or how much it really costs, but more “do you want to” ?
I asked it myself many times before ordering (you can have 2xInno64 for one Timothy & Pierre model) and concluded to jump in. And man, it’s no regret. Zero.
I may be a little too much over excited in this post, but I promise this is true feeling.
Look at the rims. I have never seen Fuchs rims so well done. This car is a 1/43 car shredded to become a 1/64 car.
This is an orange nugget. It is ultra light, made in resin.
Everything looks perfect. Stance (you’re starting to know me) is perfect, color is perfect, details are higher end of the market, photo etched things here and there. Even wipers are far better than classic 1/43 cars.
This is high level. I loved shooting it. For a change, here are some pictures taken in my office directly.
And I also put it in the photo studio, to be able to catch the details of the interior, with a good lightning.
You’re not dreaming. Dashboard is well executed, even a Porsche logo on the steering wheel is done.
All in all, this Timothy&Pierre is a big slap in the face. I’ve honestly almost never seen such a precision and details at this scale. It is not cheap but worth each euro or dollar you put in it. Jump in !
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