Quite a big deal when we find out yet another popular diecast model made in Bangladesh. French company Solido—famous for budget models—has crafted this beautiful ’67 GT500 on Bangladeshi soil, which then gets flown back to their land and comes back to Bangladesh after paying hefty taxes. That’s how we end up having it in our hands.
Pros: Perfect shape, accurately scaled down mirrors and wipers that do not look blocky like they do on typical budget models. Perfect stance and wheels hide disc brakes up front and drums at the rear. Decals are spot on and a lovely thin mesh grill complete the look. Lights show enough depth and the interior features good seats, roll cage and what appears to be seat belts. Doors are spring loaded, which is a great plus considering most budget models have ugly dog leg hinges.
Cons: No opening hood for engine detail. Dashboard gauges are printed onto the plastic and look a little too flat, although legible.
Price: About $45 online. Should end up being around the TK 6000 mark if you ship it here using local carrier services.
Verdict: Worth having if engine option isn’t a high priority.