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For every car lover out there, getting to work on your vehicle and tinker around in its interiors can be a great way to spend an afternoon. It can be a great hobby to relax and unwind from the pressures of life, while also helping to educate you about how your car or truck operates. Unfortunately, not everyone is equipped with the ability to fully commit to working on their vehicle, especially when they're dealing with the complex interiors of the engine. If you're someone who enjoys automobiles and wants to find a workable way to learn about engines without needing the actual components, let our wide assortment of high-quality model car engines on sale help you achieve your goal in no time.

Enjoy key features and precise details of your favorite model engine. At California Car Cover, you can find a wide range of popular engines recreated in stunning detail. Explore ways to enjoy these model engines and other classic car accessoriesto decorate your office or garage. Find out how you can enjoy an affordable model engine kit or fully assembled engine from California Car Cover.

Model Engines For Sale

A model engine is a great gift, toy or display piece. As a gift, they can make even the most diehard auto enthusiast smile. A toy engine is a great way to connect with your child and share your passion. A model engine display piece helps you discuss the features of your favorite engine in your classic car or sports car. Show off your Hemi or discuss how the flywheel, manifold and other components work as an education piece.

Model Engines 1:6 Scale

A 1:6 scale is the perfect size for a display piece. Most 1:6 scale engines are between six and nine inches, so they can conveniently fit on your shelf or desk without taking up too much space. A scaled engine shows off each detail in a surprisingly real way. Some engines have small cranks or battery-operated motors to turn them, while others are a fixed model.

It’s essential to choose an engine that uses a precise scale. Without a scale a model engine may not accurately depict the size of certain features. If you’re using your model as an instructional piece, then it’s essential to have a detailed, scaled model.

Model Engine Kit

Pick up a working kit for a friend or for yourself. Some model engines are sent assembled, while others are kits to be assembled. Assembly is half the fun as you get to know each individual part and put them together. Use your model kit to explore the components of your favorite engine or to bond with your children.

Look for a kit with a working motor to watch the detailed model come to life. Moving pistons, ignition sounds and light-up spark plugs make these classic kits an exciting project for young and old car enthusiasts. Watch how the sound of an ignition and the cranking of an engine inspires diehard enthusiasts or a new generation of car lovers. Compare prices and read customer reviews to be sure you have the best model for yourself or a gift to a loved one.

Make it a Family Hobby

Spending time with your loved ones is essential, even as it continues to get more difficult for modern families to merge their busy schedules. Therefore, finding activities to share together can often be a great way to fit in more quality time for everyone involved, especially when it comes to your children in their formative years. Choosing a hobby like working on model engines can be the answer to your needs. Whether rain or shine, you can indulge in your love of automobiles while also inspiring a similar interest in your kids. Our collection of model engines, including those from top collectible brands such as Liberty Classics, Theo Klein or Perisphere & Trylon, have been well received by our customers, as evidenced by our stellar model car engine reviews. Whether you prefer replica kits that allow you to build or deconstruct an engine's mechanics, or you're simply satisfied with the idea of having one on display for all to see, our prime assortment of replica models are guaranteed to please.

Treat the Auto Lover in Your Life

There's no denying that purchasing a model engine for the car or truck enthusiast in your life is a great gift idea that can be shared for years to come. Thankfully, it's also become easier than ever before to purchase model car engines online from California Car Cover. Choose replicas from a specific, beloved brand such as the Ford 427 SOHC model or the Dodge Challenger model, to ensure that your gift recipient gets the ideal engine model of their dreams. Allow them to show your present to the world once they place it in that empty space on their desk, on their shelf, or as an eye-catching fixture in their man cave, and you can feel the satisfaction of giving your favorite car expert a gift they truly adore.

Miniaturized Perfection

For car lovers, there is nothing more beautiful than an internal combustion engine. From the interlocking parts to the power it brings, the engine is more than a car part, it’s a work of art. In miniaturized form, the engine reveals its beauty for all to see, whether in your home or office. Whether you lack space to work on a real engine, or want to put your passion for cars and engines on display, model engines provide the perfection of an engine in a smaller form. From classic car engines like Shelby Cobra and Ford 427 to Porsche and V8 model engine kits, our selection of model engines gives you options. And, unlike a full-sized engine, a quick dusting is all you need to keep the engine clean.

A Tool for Teaching

Model engines can also be a great tool for teaching children about cars while they’re young. Model engine kits let children and adults alike build an engine from scratch without stepping foot into a garage. Car service toys let even very young children get in on the fun, learning the basics about servicing vehicles before they jump into building them from the ground up. Take children’s love of all things automotive even further with Pedal Cars & Bikes and model trucks.

Model Engines

When you have a passion for cars and their roaring engines but don’t have the garage space or know-how to build your own engine, model engines are a great way to unwind and get immersed in everything automotive. Whether a novice or expert, there are an array of kits available to create a replica of some of your favorite engines around, as well as buildable model cars. For folks who just want to show off their love for vehicles, you can also get ones that are preassembled.

Multi Generation Hobby

Building scale model engines is also a great way to help the next generation gain an appreciation for vehicles, as well as providing an educational opportunity. Building a kit from scratch is an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of engines while also honing other skills. The best part is that working on a project together means priceless time with a loved one. No matter the season or weather, it is a flexible hobby that doesn’t require a ton of extra planning or rescheduling to fit into the day.

Model Engine Building Tips

After choosing the perfect model to build, a few considerations should be made before diving in. While the experience can be peaceful, those tiny parts can easily go wayward. Thus, it is important to set up a dedicated space to build without a lot of extra, unneeded items around. As you prepare to build, make sure you have the right tools and they are accessible. Depending on the type of model, a certain glue may be better than another. Picking up those small parts means have sturdy tweezers that are the right size for your hand. Organizing the pieces and ensuring the instructions are included are also important to make the experience a fun one.

How to Display Your Model Engine

Once you’ve built your model and are ready to show it off it’s time to decide just how to do that. If this is your first time, there are stands available in various sizes. If you love to be DIYer, you can make your own custom stand with glue and some plastic or wood. As your hobby grows, your display area may become a little cluttered. Since you’ve put a lot of time an effort into your work, the last thing you want is something happening to your models. A display case is a great option that makes them accessible but still provides prot