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#309 of 378 Re: . [steve_]
May 25, 2012 (6:57 am)
Sometimes I think the best way to handle this stuff is to buy something you like, live with it for a year and take some photos. Then sell it and buy something else.
That is what I do with my real cars.
#310 of 378 Re: . [steve_]
May 25, 2012 (7:08 am)
The only good thing about moving - the purge. Even better if you can end up in the black with your purchases.
May 26, 2012 (5:40 pm)
Recently bought another car, one I had wanted for some time - Matchbox version of the 1960 Pontiac convertible, I guess this is supposed to be a Bonneville. This model was introduced early in 1962, and this purple version is among the first made, this color existing for only a short time. This is a sought-after model, mint boxed purple ones usually bring $150-250 on ebay, sometimes a bit more (I paid a bit less, but not a yard sale price). One with grey wheels would be worth maybe $6-800. It's a pretty little car.
Aug 28, 2012 (1:51 pm)
Ebay auction to watch...should easily hit 4 figures.
And I took a few pics of the Japanese made lemkomobile I found last year. It's a nice little model:
#316 of 378 Re: . [texases]
Aug 28, 2012 (3:11 pm)
I've seen empty boxes bring over $100 numerous times. Often an empty box will bring as much as a box and model. Supply and demand - lots of loose mint cars out there, lots of collectors who want boxes for those cars, few empty boxes. It's a weird market, and doesn't seem to have been killed by the recent economy.
#317 of 378 Re: . [fintail]
Aug 28, 2012 (9:55 pm)
Wow, it's over $1000 now.
#318 of 378 Re: . [fintail]
Aug 29, 2012 (5:53 am)
Nice model and the box art is nice too! I imagine this model is scarce.