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'.

McLaren F1, Pioneer - trade
BMW 5 Series, Pioneer - trade

Porsche 911, Pioneer - trade

1976 Lancia Stratos, Playart - trade

1960 Austin-Healey Sprite #93, Johnny Lightning - $2,96

1962 Jaguar E-type Roadster #784, Johnny Lightning - $2.96

1961 Triumph TR3A #92, Johnny Lightning - $2.96

1967 Sunbeam Alpine #651, Johnny Lightning - $2.96

1963 MGB Roadster #91, Johnny Lightning - $2.96

1961 MGA 1500 Twin Cam #90, Johnny Lightning - $2.96

1957 Chrysler 300C, Ertl - $4.99

Ford Anglia Van drag racer, Hot Wheels- trade

1966 Hurst Barracuda #34 - Johnny Lt. $2.99

VW Bus, Kinsmart - $1.99

1984 Cadillac Limo #339, Majorette - trade

1989 Mercedes-Benz Limo, Majorette - trade

1999 Custom Car Hauler, Hot Wheels - $4.99

Recent Additions

What a month! Both Johnny Lightning and Racing Champions made significant contributions to my collection. New models from Pioneer, Ertl, Kinsmart and Hot Wheels joined some older models from Majorette and Playart.

Ertl's '57 Chrysler 300C is a pleasure to see. Why did this model take so long to be done? Racing Champions just keeps doing great cars like the Packard Caribbean, '56 Ford Convertible, '70 Firebird, '70 Hemi Cuda and Custom '57 Buick. The '67 Plymouth Fury II simply begs the question why? Still, it is a nice model, and perfect for a police package.

Johnny Lightning's British series hit the shelves and offer more models new to 1:64 scale. Overall these are quite nice although the MGA and TR3A seem oversized for their wheels. The Jaguar and Sunbeam are re-issues from earlier series and the the MGB and Sprite and excellent. The '66 Hurst Barracuda fills in a blank and the historic NASCAR models have much more character than modern stock cars.

The delightful Playart Lancia Stratos came in a trade and the Kinsmart VW Bus was found on a business trip. The three Pioneer cars came in trade as well.and the McLaren F1, while a very simple casting, is the first small-scale example of this historic car. Note the spelling variation on the Porsche 911 'Moobill'. Of course, none of the Pioneer cars are licensed.

Hot Wheels provides the curious Anglia Van hot rod and the Custom Car Hauler was simply too fun to pass up. Finally, the two Majorette Limos offered color variations I did not have on these interesting custom-bodied cars.

1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible #25, Racing Champions - $2.99

1956 Ford Convertible, Racing Champions - $2.99

1957 Buick Custom #20, Racing Champions - $2.99

1967 Plymouth Fury II Sedan #24, Racing Champions - $2.99
1970 Hemi Cuda, Racing Champions - $2.99

1970 Pontiac Firebird #26, Racing Champ. - $2.99

1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Johnny Lightning - $1.66

1970 Plymouth Super Bird - Johnny Lightning - $1.66

1971 Plymouth Satellite, Johnny Lightning - $1.66

1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Johnny Lightning, $1.66

1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Johnny Lightning $1.66

1969 Ford Torino Talladega, Johnny Lightning $1.66