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#289 of 378 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [uplanderguy]
Mar 23, 2012 (3:44 pm)
Yeah, a lot of movies and TV shows do that too. I always liked the cars on the street in "Leave It To Beaver" and 'Beverly Hillbillies' because I kind of like some of the old Mopars (although the first year of 'Beaver" was Fords) While Andy Griffith always had a Ford, that show showed a lot of different makes as well in the street scenes (and Aunt Bea was a Studebaker fan in real life, right?). I thought the worst finale was "Seinfeld". The Johnny Cochran lawyer would have got them off on some outrageous technicality.
#290 of 378 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [berri]
Mar 23, 2012 (7:47 pm)
I remember what bugged me about "Wonder Years" is that you could see modern cars in the background, like a block or two away from the main location. I guess that's what you get for not filming on a back lot.
The Seinfeld finale was terrible, what a way to go.
Apr 10, 2012 (11:20 am)
Found another desired car, this time not an American model, but still a nice piece of workmanship:
This model with grey wheels/tires and early release box, is from 1962. Amazingly delicate casting in the wheels and pillars, with pretty paint too - they don't make em like this anymore.
Apr 12, 2012 (3:24 am)
Very, very nice...both the Matchbox and the real thing.
#294 of 378 Re: . [fintail]
May 22, 2012 (5:27 pm)
I'm sorry... :-O !!! This must be the 'Hummel' effect, rare = valuable, I guess...
May 24, 2012 (9:04 am)
What's doubly bizarre is that this model is expensive not because it is rare in itself but because it's in a rare color. Is this for real? I can't imagine someone spending that much for a production glitch.
#297 of 378 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
May 24, 2012 (10:04 am)
For toys like this, variations are the rarity, primarily paint and wheels. A normal yellow mint in box version of that car would be lucky to hit 1% of the value of the red car.
May 24, 2012 (11:05 am)
this sounds like the tulip bubble all over again. One day, a group of people are going to wake up, point to that little yellow toy, and say: "Wait a minute, this isn't worth $10,000!"
And suddenly, it won't be.