SentiMETAL confirms release of limited-run 1/18 scale model of South Africa's iconic BMW (E30) 333i

BMW 333i scale model

Exciting news for scale model collectors and particularly those with collections focused on BMW or uniquely South African cars, is that SentiMETAL is in the process of developing a 1/18 scale model of the iconic BMW E30 333i.

"We have been pondering the opportunity to produce high-quality scale models of uniquely South African cars for some time, and feel that we have now found the right partner to produce these models," says Hannes Oosthuizen, SentiMETAL project head.

The first car to be immortalised in the 1/18 scale will be the iconic BMW (E30) 333i, a uniquely South African model of which only around 200 units were built.

"We have settled on the 333i as the first car in the series, because it is probably the most sought-after of the SA specials," explains Oosthuizen.

Development of the high-precision resin scale models is currently taking place in Germany, with manufacturing ultimately happening in China. The models will come mounted on a display stand inside a clear plastic show box. Unique SentiMETAL box art will be developed for the models and each car will come with an information booklet with a stamped serial number. 

"It's quite a detailed process," says Oosthuizen, "because we want the end product to be as representative of the real thing as possible, and so we are really going through the dimensions, colour codes etc. in great detail."

The highly-detailed model features ABS parts and TPR tyres on rolling wheels. The indicative length of the model is between 240.28 and 242.22mm.

BMW 333i

Two colours will be offered, Henna Red and Aero Silver (depicted). 150 of each of the colours will be produced.

How to secure your 1/18 scale BMW 333i

The price for the model is R4 500. To secure your model(s) follow the link below to complete your purchase. Please note that delivery of the models is only expected towards the very end of 2023. Should production of the models not proceed as planned, a full refund will be given. Only 300 units will be produced - first come, first served.

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