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How to Afford a Lamborghini (or Three)

Let’s admit it: The price of Lamborghini super cars have sky-rocketed well beyond the reach of everyday car enthusiasts. Heck, even the price of the most affordable Huracan can get you a decent 4-bedroom house in a nice neighborhood. So, what do you do when you heart says “Lamborghini” but your wallet says, “Dream on, buddy”? Don’t fret. You can park a Miura, a Countach and an Aventador, all in your house and still keep your house. Here’s how:

We found three 1:18 die cast scale model Lamborghinis and together, their combined price won’t break your bank.

The orange Anson die cast model is representative of the 1966-1972 Lamborghini Miura. Most of the details are accurate including the vents on the edge of the doors, the headlights that are gazing upwards and the overall stance. The tires are Pirellis while a small sticker appliqué mimics the “Bertone” emblem of the real car. The clamshell rear deck opens to reveal a beautiful transverse-mounted V12 with four Weber 3-barrel downdraft carburetors and red spark plug wires. The front end tilts forward to reveal the spare tire and fuel cell while the doors open to reveal a detailed interior, including the trademark full instrumentation.

The scissor doors of the white 1988 Lamborghini Countach model swing up to reveal a red interior with a 4-point racing seatbelt while the rear engine cover lifts up to show the longitudinally-mounted V12 that is partially covered by a black massive air cleaner box. The small front compartment hides the space-saver spare tire but some of the shiny die cast pieces detract from the look of the actual car. The saving grace of this Burago 1:18 Lamborghini is that it is actually Made in Italy.

The black Aventador LP700-4 is another Burago scale model but unlike the white Countach and like the orange Miura, this one is made in China. The see-through rear engine cover lifts up to show the V12 but, like in the real supercar, it is buried under several plastic covers. The front hood opens to reveal an empty compartment since the real Aventador does not carry a spare tire. The tan-and-black interior shows a lot of detail and gazing at it can induce hallucinations of stepping into the real car.

All three die cast models are well-finished, weighty, and deserving of a space on your display shelf. What better to inspire you to work harder and save up for a super car than these three miniature affordable exotics?