You will, of course, remember Egidio Reali's LookSmart and MR Collection models played a huge role in our recent Lamborghini Retrospective feature here on Toy Collector, so we were very pleased to be able to grab the chance to have a conversation with Egidio himself on the LookSmart and MR Collection stand at the Nuremberg Toy Fair this year.
LookSmart is in the enviable position of being "official" modelmaker to Lamborghini, Bugatti and numerous other high-end car makers - when you order a new one of these cars in 1:1, two months before your car arrives you'll receive an exact LookSmart model of it, incorporating all the options and colours you've specified. In addition, the company has exclusive rights to model all the Audi concept cars in 1/43 (Audi even lent Egidio the A1 Sportback concept to display on the LookSmart stand).
This article was initially published in September 2003.
Miura P 400 - Matchbox
We've already covered the story of the Lamborghini Miura, perhaps the world's first true supercar, in depth here, but now we've arrived in the present day and wind down our look at the history of Lamborghini and the Lamborghini models of MR Collection and LookSmart, let's take a look at the stunningly detailed MR Collection Miuras.