Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine A what now? The Melkus name goes back several decades and was a small manufacturer of sports and racing cars in Dresden, at the time in East Germany. With the Iron Curtain coming down the family firm became a BMW dealer before the founder’s grandson set out to make cars once more. The new car was based on a Lotus Elise platform with a turbocharged version of Toyota’s 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine and the styling included gull-wing doors, as had its Wartburg-based road going forerunner the RS1000. Sadly the firm is now in administration as they couldn’t find enough people willing to pay four times the price of the Lotus. A shame because it’s a handsome little beast and the model makers have captured the shape very well. The orange finish is very vivid and the white decal stripes neatly applied.
One of the market leaders in die-cast models. Good shapes, excellent paint and decoration. 1:43rds are kerbside while 1:18ths usually have plenty of opening parts and detail. Also an increasing number of 1:43 resincast models. Made in China.
Melkus RS2000 model by Minichamps
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