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.


Chrysler PT Cvt. - $.75

1982 Ford Mustang - $2.99

2002 VW Beetle - $2.99
Recent Additions

The combination of holiday activities and a short 2 weeks between issues of TofTC mean that few additions have joined the collection. Johnny Lightning has a contender for 'cute car of the year' with their Chrysler PT convertible. It has the look of a VW Golf convertible and will sell well in any scale. This is the sixth PT variation in small-scale and easily the best looking. A quick note on the price. When I got to the check-out, they could not read the bar code for a price and the checker said, "How about $.75?" Being in good form that day, I said "thank you", and saved $2.24. JL also provided a nice '82 Ford Mustang. The '82 is quite stylish with black wheels and red pin-stripes over black paint. JL also offered a retro color theme for VW's retro Beetle. The white walls and two-tone color combination hark back to some of the original Beetle designs of the 1950's. JL needs to do the same paint on their classic Beetle model for a matched set. Johnny Lightning continues to set the standards for collector diecast and these three models show why.

The '55 Chevy came as a result of a magazine subscription with Krause Publications. The box art is especially unique, styled to look like the back end of a '55 Chevy. The tampos on the car are a bit cartoonish but the price was right. Another '55 Chevy, this time the Nomad, has been done in the HW Redlines series. The colors are nice and everybody loves this Nomad casting. The 'Heralda Engineering' tampo in the side window must have a story to go with it.


1955 Chevrolet Bel Air (Old Cars) - promo

'55 Chevy Nomad - $.94