Replica Porsche 917 and custom Le Mans track look like slots of fun

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We’ve just fallen down a Slot Mods rabbit hole. In case you didn’t know, the Michigan-based company creates bespoke, handcrafted 1:32-scale slot car tracks for the rich and famous.

For a hefty price, Slot Mods will create your dream track or replicate a real-world track, complete with aluminum Armco crash barriers and little details from a moment in time or a notable event.

A “Custom Scenic Megatrack” will set you back at least $75,000, although a more “affordable” “Standard Scenic Raceway” is available for $50,000. In both cases, you’re looking at a long wait before you can get your slot on.

Which is where the Slot Mods Porsche 917 Le Mans Slot Car Raceway came in. It was advertised for sale via auction on Bring A Trailer, but bidding finally closed at a whopping $210,000, including fees.

The track is built in the style of the 24 Hours of Le Mans course as it appeared in the 1971 movie Le Mans and is housed in a replica Porsche 917 body.

Remember that Scalextric set you yearned to find under the Christmas tree as a child? This is that with the coolness level cranked up to eleven.

Cool enough to tempt the Scalextric social media team into tweeting about it.

The 917’s body features a clamshell design that opens via remote control to reveal a 13 feet long by 6 feet wide layout with hand-painted track surfaces, structures, signs, landscaping and spectators. Note the Dunlop bridge, Esso “Mr Drip” and Martini barn.

The set, which has been owned by the vendor for a decade, also features trackside lighting, grandstands, hay bales, trees, shrubbery and 19 slot cars.

Highlights include a Ford GT40 modified as a camera car, Ferrari 512S Coda Lunga, Lola T70, and a Porsche 917 in Martini livery. Naturally, the 917 driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film is also present and correct.


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    Since the 917 in Gulf livery is my favorite Porsche, and LeMans ranks in my top-5 favorite races, you’d think I’d be making room in either the garage or the Game Room and hooking up my trailer. In fact, there are 210,000 reasons that got in my way. But is way cool and I’ll be wheeling #20 to a win in my dreams tonight for sure! 😍

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