Found in the Letterbox
The following are e-mail responses to 'Tales of Toy Cars' and The Breithaupt Miniature Motorcar Museum. Your letters are welcome and may be submitted via the 'Guest Book'.
Editor's response: Thanks to reader Remco Natrop of Holland, the list
is in this issue, enjoy the New Siku List.
Ed Kwan, Santa Clara, California
Editor's response: Fortunately, I had two extra NSX models by Majorette, which Ed purchased. I have loaded a list of available Majorette duplicates from my collection for sale or trade on my carorder page. Take a look. Ed also noted that the new Majorette Page is up and running and it is well worth the visit.
Kevin Yuan - North York, Ontario, Canada
cInstead of doing new profile pages on my Minicar lists, I have been
busy with Tales of Toy Cars. I am linking from the lists to appropriate
stories on TofTC.
Robert Shope, Waldo, Ohio
Editors response: Did you realise that Impy's '63 Imperial was only 3 inches long? Free-standing headlights whould have been great but surely not possible in this scale. You say you have a 1963 Chrysler Imperial Crown 4 door hardtop convertible. I'm sure you know that no 4-door convertible was produced by Imperial in '63 or any other year post WWII. Did you remove the hard-top? I own a 1961 Imperial Custom Southampton.
Only three Imperials have been done in 1:64 scale. A crude 1959, the
Impy '63 and a '65 by Corgi. The Impy model is complete with opening hood
and engine detail, as well as opening doors and trunk. Even the steering
wheel is the right oval shape. Overall it is as good a replica as you will
find in this scale and superior to most. They are very hard to find and
mine is not for sale. If you are ever fortunate enough to find one, don't
spend any time worrying about the headlights. Buy it quick and count yourself
lucky. Best regards from a fellow Imperial fan.
Editor's humbled response: I used the link provided by Hal and He is right, Giodi did do a 280 SL. I have their Ferrari Daytona but had never seen the 280 SL. Thanks Hal, I want one too!