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#408 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 02, 2012 (9:34 pm)
I look at anything made before around 1990 as being vintage, and worthy of saving the packaging. Chances are you'll have few or none of this age in your collection.
#409 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [fintail]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2012 (8:40 am)
Okay I'm going to sit down and make out a list of cars that I remember owning.
I think, to be fair, I will only include cars actually registered in my name, not the ones where I jumped the title.
A couple of them are going to be tough I bet. What are my chances of finding a 1:43 of a Subaru FF1 sedan? How about an Audi 100LS?
#410 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 03, 2012 (9:16 am)
I think 1:43 is a good scale like others mentioned, but I think it would be easier and cheaper to find them in 1:64 scale although quality would not be as good obviously.
If you go 1:64 scale, you can find them made by many different brands including Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Majorette and you can probably find them cheap too, but they won't have as big of a visual impact as larger models.
#411 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [boomchek]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 03, 2012 (9:26 am)
Well that's a good thought. Accuracy is really not high on my agenda--it's more about 'body count" actually; nonetheless it would be nice to recognize the cars without having to pick them up.
About how long is a typical 1:64?
#412 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 03, 2012 (9:31 am)
I'm guessing about 2.5 to 3 inches. If you find a 100 of them you can easily fit them on a couple shelves of a typical bookshelf cabinet.
#413 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 03, 2012 (9:34 am)
Plsu most of the ones you have on that list I remember seeing them being made by Hot Wheels or Matchbox at one time or another.
Type in "your year make model" and "1:64 scale" on ebay and I bet you can find most of them like that.
#414 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [boomchek]
Jan 03, 2012 (11:04 am)
I might even do a broader search, just to be safe - people list things on ebay strangely sometimes. Bad listings can also get you a better deal on sought after items. I'd just go to the diecast page and search by make and model, weeding out the junk from there.
I know Matchbox made a 1:64 MGA, introduced around 1958. One would be lucky to find a mint boxed example for under $100 though.
#415 of 548 Re: Question for the Group! [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 03, 2012 (11:06 am)
I am certain there has been a model of the Audi made either recently or when the car was new...probably the Subaru too. There are diecast makers who don't concentrate on NA sales who make models of odd cars to sell in Asia or Europe.
Jan 03, 2012 (11:12 am)
This is the top of my TV cabinet where the 1:43 and smaller cars live - there has to be at least 200 individual cars here, but most live in their boxes stacked sideways to optimize room and prevent box faces from fading. I mostly collect Matchbox made through around 1964 - which is not the cheapest thing to like - but they are not losing value either.
#417 of 548 Re: . [fintail]
Jan 03, 2012 (11:14 am)
I like the Matchbox display stand you have. Pretty neat.