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Bringing vintage cars to life in 1/5 scale requires full-size talent | Hagerty Media

In the early 1950s, Jorge Sordelli was an eight-year-old boy in Argentina. After seeing a movie in which a patrol officer pursued a car in the middle of the desert, he became fascinated with the world of cars. "I could see that its wheels were shaking violently.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-design/vintage-car-model-1-5-scale-sordelli/
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hyperv6
Technician

We have a local man here that used to display at the Glenmoore Concourse show. He would build around 1/5 scale cars with full working engines and transmissions.

He has repo Small block Chevys, Flat Head Fords and even V12 Ferraris engines. Some had working superchargers. He had a few chassis all welded together with full suspensions and some with bodies.
It was a real joy watch these things fire up and run. The work and skill that goes into this stuff is amazing to me. Also the tool you need dedicated to this is not cheap either.