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Bidding frenzy for a foot long Maserati...
An exceptionally precise scale model car comprising 4,000 individual parts that took an engineer nearly 200 full days to build has sold for £21,000.
The sophisticated 1:13 scale model is an exact reproduction of Maserati's 250F 1960s Formula One racing car that includes an exhaust system, tyre tread detailing and functioning suspension.
Each component was based on carefully taken measurements and drawings of a full size 250F then constructed from scratch.
The model was sold, along with an engraved brass plaque by the modelmaker, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex at the weekend.