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'.

Mercedes Benz ML430, Golden Wheel

Ford Taxi Van #124-4, Golden Wheel

Ford Crown Victoria #124-8, Golden Wheel
Ferrari F50 #124-2, Golden Wheel

VW Beetle #124-6, Golden Wheel

Dodge Viper GTS #124-1, Golden Wheel
Mercedes-Benz S-Class #124-7, Golden Wheel

Jeep Grand Cherokee #65, Matchbox $1

Jaguar F1 racer by Hot Wheels (McDonalds)

Jordan F1 racer by Hot Wheels (McDonalds)

Williams-BMW F1 racer by Hot Wheels (McDonalds)

Recent Additions

Another busy month was recorded in September! The new cars by Golden Wheel are a nice addition. For a full review, check out the editorial page. I also ate far too many Happy Meals in order to get all three new F1 cars (see story). A nice surprise was the new Lotus Elise also offered in the Happy meal give-always. Note the interesting wheel design.

Three new matchbox models were found. The 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee #65, Ford Focus #84 and the BMW 3-Series Coupe (see story). Johnny Lightning provided a new '70 Dodge Challenger T/A, # PM228. Yes, this is JL's second '70 Challenger but the new one is much improved. Ertl has done a new 'General Lee' Charger from The Racing Champions casting.

Racing Champions provided two more Street Wheels, the AMX and a very nice Dodge Viper GTS/R in the colors that won Daytona 24 Hours and a class win at Le Mans this year. Even the number is correct. One problem, the French flag is reversed, it should be bleu, blanc, rouge. A second Viper GTS/R was part of a five-pack of racing cars. The '96 Camaro, Ford Bronco and Jeep CJ5 joined the Viper in race/rally colors. A '77 AMC Pacer also was added, a most curious choice for a racing theme. I cannot believe the Pacer ever saw serious competition.

1999 Lotus Elise, Hot Wheels (McDonalds)

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A.#PM228, Johnny Lightning $2.99
Ford Focus #84, Matchbox $1

1969 Dodge Charger "General Lee" #1160, Ertl

1999 Jeep CJ, Racing Champions

1968 AMC AMX Javelin, Racing Champions

Dodge Viper GTS-R, Racing Champions

Dodge Viper GTS-R LM, Racing Champions

1977 AMC Pacer, Racing Champions

1980 Ford Bronco, Racing Champions

1996 Chevrolet Camaro, Racing Champions