Motorsports enthusiasts with a lot of money to burn are always after some of the rarest rides out there. Just take a look at the winning bid amounts when any winning racecar hits the auction block. Unfortunately, not all are for sale. Another awesome alternative comes from Amalgam Collection, just like this Porsche 917 KH.

The sophisticated nuances that go into any of the scale models in the shop’s catalog are mind-blowing. For example, this remarkable replica of the 1971 Le Mans winner even shows weathering – an effect only a few can pull off perfectly. Machines like these accumulate dirt, wear, and more as the endurance race progresses.

“Exactly as raced by Gijs van Lennep and Helmut Marko at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 12th and 13th of June 1971,” describes Amalgam Collection regarding the detailing. Its team of artists rely on archival imagery as a reference for each Porsche 917 KH. At 1:8, it measures approximately more than 23 inches.

It takes the establishment’s professional staff of craftsmen more than 450 hours to complete one Porsche 917 KH. The scale models are handmade works of mechanical art unlike mass-produced garage kits or R/C toys. You’ll want to display this as one would of a priceless artifact or painting.

Amalgam Collection, says “this model has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Porsche regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings.” Collectively, their collaboration has racked up over 4,000 hours during the development phase. Only 22 examples of the Porsche 917 KH will be available for $23,000 each.

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Images courtesy of Amalgam Collection