Volume VII, Number 5

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.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class - trade


Nissan Cherry X1 - $2.00


Porsche 928 - $.25


1932 Ford Sedan - Hot Wheels Custom $2.00

The additions look a bit thin this month. I did manage to get to a toy show where I found most of these. The Car of the Month is a custom version of Hot Wheels' 1932 Ford Sedan Delivery. This custom has had rear windows added, rear door lines removed, the interior detailed and a rear seat added, wide-white wall tires and a professional paint job. For $2.00 I could not resist.

My son bought a multi-pack of Motor Max models at Toys-R-Us and traded me the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class as he did not like it. The top does look odd on this model. The Nissan Cherry X1 by Tomica is one of their early models and the price at the toy show was a steal. Even cheaper is a curious Porsche 928 by Zima. The raised headlights are an interesting touch.

Johnny Lightning has offered the 1972 Ford Mustang Convertible. The toy show also brought me one of the Limited Edition Matchbox models that sold for $8 in order to pay for a fancy box and plastic coin. I did not buy them at the store but for $1 this BMW M1 was an easy decision. Hot Wheels has followed Siku and Welly with the new Mercedes-Benz SL model. Are you surprised that it costs the most and yet is the least attractive of the three? I still bought it.

1972 Ford Mustang Convertible - $2.99


BMW M1 - $1.00


Mercedes-Benz SL55 - $2.49