Expanding the Collection

The following toy cars were purchased or received in trade by Doug Breithaupt in the previous month. Some are new but others are older diecast acquired from other collectors. The prices paid are also shown. This addition to 'Tales of Toy Cars'. is intended to share recent finds with fellow collectors. If you have found some interesting diecast cars recently, let me know and send an image if possible, attached to an e-mail or send a message via the 'Guest Book'.

 Recent Additions

1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class by Real Toys $.49
Originally done as a touring series car. Real Toy has done a semi-stock version with excellent paint detail.

1996 BMW 3 Series by Real Toys $.49
For diecast and BMW lovers, here is a great little toy car that is far better than many models that cost ten times more. It may not be licensed but who cares.

 Recent Additions

Fiat 500C dragster by Hot Wheels $.99
With the addition of the Fiat Topolino as a dragster, Hot Wheels has continued the micro-car/dragster theme, following the BMW Isetta dragster and to be followed by a Nash Metropolitan dragster in 2000.

1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK Convertible by Matchbox $.99
Another Matchbox Mercedes and a nice one.

1999 Chevrolet Impala Police by Matchbox $.99
One casting, a hundred paint jobs.

 Recent Additions

1999 VW Beetle by Maisto $.49
The wheels are the best Maisto has done. Let's hope this is the start of a new trend. Now, can we have the interior back too? Compare this model to the Real Toy BMW. Both cost the same, you decide.

1970 VW Camper Van by Maisto $.49
I must admit to being confused by the popularity of the VW Van. This one's a bit on the crude side but I'm sure it will be popular too.