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Toy, Model & Collectible Replica Cars

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440

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    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • texasestexases Posts: 9,500
    Outstanding!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,985
    edited February 2015
    Did you design it yourself, or find plans on the web? Pretty fantastic.

    My brother got really into Lego several years ago, blew a fortune on them, he got into building military models, including large scale tanks that remind me of your VW. He'd find plans on the web. Then all of a sudden he switched gears and moved on, I think selling it all at a huge loss. Oh well.

    I was really into making architectural models with Lego, I still have a few that survived the years unscathed, sitting on top of a shelf.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,460
    Impressive!

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440
    No plans, I just designed it as I went, closely studying photos off the internet and then building up from there.

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    Saw a model of Sinatra's Palm Springs home this morning with a die cast in the carport.



  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,985
    A cigar Bird...not a Caddy, but I could see it. Not sure who made that.
  • texasestexases Posts: 9,500
    edited March 2016
  • steverstever Posts: 52,457
    Wow.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,985
    I wonder how they will sell it, tons of work ahead. I would like to go through that hoard. Makes mine look minuscule.
  • texasestexases Posts: 9,500
    They'd like to sell it all at once, I think I read. Someone could make quite a bit if they knew how to appraise the collection accurately and buy at a steep discount.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,460
    I've only got around 400 cars in my collection; I'd also like to look through that one.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,985
    edited March 2016
    The vintage material will be where the value is - I see a lot of relatively modern 1:24-1:18 in the pics, those often don't bring a fortune, but I also do spot some old stuff. Any bid would need to be at a big discount - there's an immense amount of time/labor involved with selling off something like this. Might be good for the hobbyist with free time. Maybe the church could keep a few as kind of a memorial or display.
  • texasestexases Posts: 9,500
    Definitely a lot of modern stuff, I saw the '63 Dodge I just bought a few weeks ago!
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    '63 Dodge is a modern model? Huh?

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • texasestexases Posts: 9,500
    The scale model was made last year.
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    Ahh. So!

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • berriberri Posts: 10,165
    It is not uncommon for those old 1/24th scale model promo's to be valued in the $100-250 range in Collectible Automobile. But I'm sure that is in very good condition. I know the smaller 1/43 metal models are more popular, but I like how the details can come out on those larger promo's even if they are plastic.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,985
    Those promos had excellent detail, and often shared parts with plastic model kits. They can be worth very good money, as mentioned. Matchbox and Hot Wheels before a certain timeframe also can have substantial value, along with 1:43 stuff like Dinky and Corgi. I also spotted some large tin and steel toys in the hoard, those can be worthwhile.
  • berriberri Posts: 10,165
    So after looking at that deceased guy's collection, who can really call themselves a car fanatic anymore? This guy was major league B)
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