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Dec 11, 2011 (8:48 am)
I like Biscaynes of the '60's better than Bel Airs. They always just put a side strip of stainless smack down the middle of the side of the Bel Air, no matter where the natural feature lines of the car were..
#254 of 366 Re: . [berri]
Dec 11, 2011 (9:28 am)
This stuff and the blog topic got me to remembering that I used to collect model car promos, those plastic, already put together 1/24 scale ones when I was a kid. Had a couple dozen from the early and mid sixties. No Chevy's, but they included a 61 Pontiac convertible, 62 Buick coupe, 64 Grand Prix and 65 Bonneville convertible. When I got holiday or birthday money I'd go down to the hobby shop and pick one. I think they were two bucks or $2.50 back then. I gave them to some younger cousins when I left home for college and they ended up being used as toys. I'm reminded of that blunder every couple of months when I receive my copy of Collectible Automobile magazine and look at model market values today. Now I've made a few bad stock investments over the years, but on a strictly lost return on investment basis, this was probably the worst decision I ever made! At least the model planes I put together from kits didn't really retain much value, so they didn't repeat the lost potential gains.
#255 of 366 Re: . [berri]
Dec 11, 2011 (10:35 am)
I have a few promos in my pile of junk (too lazy for proper pics)
63 Galaxie and 62 T-Bird:
I had a few more in the past, including a 49 Ford, but I sold them when I was younger. Some of the real muscle car promos can bring good money.
#256 of 366 Re: Retro Rockets [lemko]
Dec 11, 2011 (11:01 am)
Around 1960, Tootsietoy noticed the huge and sudden success of Matchbox cars, and issued some challengers. The crudity of these makes the Matchbox models look like precise miniatures.
The tootsie 60 Caddy:
And the lovely Matchbox Caddy:
#257 of 366 Re: . [fintail]
Dec 11, 2011 (11:14 am)
I had one similar to that 63 Ford XL convertible, but I think it was a bit more beige. Always liked that car for some reason.
#258 of 366 Re: . [berri]
Dec 11, 2011 (6:31 pm)
I got to thinking about the 63 full sized Ford and maybe I'm fond of it because it looks like something Bill Mitchell would have done if he designed a Ford in those days. Clean styling, good looking, but still retaining a bit of that Ford heritage like the big round tail lights. I thought the previous 61 and 62 Ford's were a bit dull in comparison.
#259 of 366 Re: . [berri]
Dec 11, 2011 (6:33 pm)
When I was a pre-driving teen (early 90s), I wanted a 63 Galaxie XL convertible for my first car. There was a dark red one languishing under a carport a few blocks from my house...I was smitten for some reason, I wanted to rescue that thing, but of course, not for sale. I drove by it years later and the house was empty.
#260 of 366 Re: . [fintail]
Dec 11, 2011 (6:58 pm)
I remember a house I used to walk by in high school that had a mid sixties Mercury Marauder fast back. Nice looking car for its time and kind of unique. Then one day it too was gone...kind of like some girls you had a crush on in school and who knows where they are or what they look like today!
Jan 01, 2012 (6:17 pm)
I recently got this in the mail - the official AMG calendar, shipped directly from Affalterbach. It's big, about 17"x29" I think, and very high quality. This year is a 45th anniversary theme with Nurburgring scenes and various cars shown each month.
#262 of 366 Re: . [fintail]
Jan 03, 2012 (10:17 am)
Very nice, was it free?