Restoring an early Porsche 911 Turbo is an expensive venture. Parts can be expensive, paint is costly, and the value of the cars today makes even minor modifications something worth lengthy consideration. This example, introduced in 1979, avoids most of the pitfalls of Porsche restoration. With just a handful of parts to consider (only six of which move), and a missing A-pillar, this small-scale restoration is a more wallet-friendly endeavor. Though the concours crowd may not approve of the color change and missing Superfast box, we think this tabletop restoration is top notch.
For the uninitiated, modifying and restoring Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars is a surprisingly popular pursuit. With just hand tools and spray paint, it’s an easy hobby to get in to. For the more detail-oriented this can be an affordable entry into the hobby of model-making. The level of detail some builders are achieving at 1/64th scale is nothing short of astonishing. The featured channel, Retrorestore has done numerous builds, and other builders like Philip Van Den Hout, Time Rider’s Wee Little Cars and more are doing great work at a pocketable scale.