It is! And believe me when I say, while the card art is great, the car is better outside of the blister.
First off, phew. I saw the picture of the Heavy Chevy and thought, “Oh crap. What did I do?” Thank goodness it wasn’t me.
Ok, loved Bowling for Dollars. We need more game shows based on “sporting” talent. Maybe even sauce up the contestants with some spirits although bowling and darts are two activities where players actually get better the more they drink so that might not be a good idea.
850R. Best looking imo and the only one of the three with a racing pedigree.
It works really well, but I am still looking into a solution for the platforms to remove the dip where the watches sat. If I do that, I should be able to fit more cars onto it.
Loved taking that tour. I definitely do not fit well in a WWII era ship! Lol
Not sure what happened but this was supposed to accompany my “and now you know” comment.
Exactly on the base year. Mattel will keep things the same as long as the car doesn’t change. Name changes will sometimes use the same base as well, but they will cover the old name on the tool and add the new name over top.
Man, that Nomad... I wish I could get that lucky again (found a near perfect Silhouette in a $13 bag of near perfect vintage Matchbox once).
As to the years stamped into the bases, or molded on later plastic bases, that refers to the year the patent was applied for. So 1969 would mean a likely release year of 1970. A …
If you’ve tried to watch Doug vids these days and can’t pinpoint the issue(s) with him, his reviews are very hypocritical, first off. Give him a $60,000 car with this do-hicky on it and it’s the dumbeast idea in automotive history. Put it in a Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Aston, etc., and it’s a quirk, but where the…
Depending on where is is and how deep, you should be able to polish most of it out with automotive paint/metal polish. Then, as Enginerrrrrrrrrrr pointed out, you use the floor polish to help it attain that glossy look (many restorers dump the whole glass piece in and let it set for a few minutes). Marty’s Matchbox…
Restore it. Restomod would involve cutting the fenders unless you went with an M2, GreenLight or Autoworld wheel setup. Or just drill it and fix the suspension. It is a West Germany product which is pretty cool.
I think I can get you that red Target version. I’ll let you know as soon as I can
Awesome! Thanks for the info
I know of the guy you’re talking about and I seriously need to get back out to the flea market but he had closed up shop the last time I was out there. That being said, from what I’ve seen on Craigslist, he may be back out there.
My surviving childhood Redlines with the Ferrari in the middle.
The only one I can figure that’s missing is the Mercedes C111, of which I just picked up a couple of weeks ago in the 1974 red enamel. Funny thing, too. I have that exact color Ferrari from my childhood. It’s missing a wheel (bearing, the wire, the wheel, everything).
It’s also missing the mirrors. The engine cover is not surprising as it is held on by screws but you may have a rough time finding replacement parts.
The reaction of the other reporters on scene
I’d be interested in the Civic and Skyline