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Thanks to Peter for now including toys in this section. I still have some of the toys I got as a kid and I collect old vehicle toys. Here is my first Lesney toy car....it was well-played with....I got it when i was about 9 or 10 years old.

What kind of old car toys do YOU have??

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I've been gone a while and am catching up with all the new threads - someone has been busy...

 

I have just a few toys, and they follow my taste in cars. I think you may still be able to go thru my user profile and get to my album of other "stuff" but I'm not sure how yet.

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Here is a PInto that could come with a electric motor and I think it was a mail order from the back of a cereal box,its a ebay puchase and a duplicate of one I got back in the early 70s that I still have but is in very bad shape.

I thought I was the only one that had one of the little Pinto's. I actually have two of them.

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Here is 1 of several pics of my collection-displays I plan to showcase in the next few weeks:
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Cort > www.oldcarsstronghearts.com
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I like 'em in all scales, but the focus has been on 1/43rd scale since the early '80's. 

Some people have thousands, I just have hundreds going back to my first Matchbox

cars in 1964 which I still have; the '58 Cadillac Fleetwood and Bedford dump truck.

One of the first Models of Yesteryear I got was the R-R Sliver Ghost (nudge, nudge Keiser31),

now proudly displayed with many others. I regret the ones I wrecked, shot with BB guns or 

obliterated with firecrackers. Sure wish I hadn't wrecked all the original Hot Wheels!

 

With the dizzying array of what's available now for the serious collector, there's no way to keep up,

so I've slacked off. I keep 'em in Timex watch display fixtures (the kind you used to find in drug stores),

on the wall in an old wooden fluorescent light cover, an old modified English china cabinet... 

 

Some are expensive white metal, some are cheap diecast, some are toys and some are still in their boxes,

awaiting their turn for display. I keep telling myself some have got to go, but where to start?

I did sell one, a Buick, to a friend here on the Forum, but it was a duplicate...

 

Used the money to buy the latest, "The "Duchess," the '41 Fleetwood created for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor,

GM's last bespoke automobile built for a private individual.

 

I still shoot 'em, the 1/43rds, but with a camera, and it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys! 

 

Look for "The Duchess" soon... ;)

 

TG

 

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What a collection, Tom!  Betting the pics don't do it justice; would love to see it in person ... ha.

 

 

Cort > www.oldcarsstronghearts.com
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Here is a set of somewhat unusual cereal give away toys from the early 1950's.  They were in boxes of Nabisco Shredded Wheat and the child had to assemble them from cardboard cut outs.  There was a Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Corvette and Jaguar XK-120 in the set.  I found these unassembled ones at a local estate sale.  Hard to believe they are still around 60+ years later!

 

 

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