The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by rbantique, Dec 5, 2010.
Awesome thread! So much cool stuff.
...and i thought i had a cool collection....
I want some! For my kids, of course.
this is the auto auction where I work. Twice a year, we have a "Big Boys Toys" auction!
When I was a little youngin, I used to watch Dark Shadows with frequency, it was sort of a "goth" (before anyone knew what "goth" was) soap opera... As I recall, there sure was never a "Barnabas Vampire Van" on the show, actually, it appeared as if there probably wasn't even enough budget allocated for the show to have ANY kind of car, much less a custom creation... Looks like MPC was trying to cash in on kids who couldn't tell the difference between this model and The Munster's classy family car...
my daily drag racin' blog...
Wow !! check out Smittystoys......seems like i could have played with those at one time!!!
A lot of really cool stuff...I know that there are at least a few of you guys who remember the little hot rods you could get at the 5 and dime store in the 50's...they were stamped steel...and if you took them apart (which I always did) they were made out of beer cans.
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Just a few from the collection.
Hey RBAntique, could you fill us in on the red Miller race car model ? Sorta looks like a Don Edmunds creation, but maybe not.
i believe I picked that image off ebay a while back.. this one IS up for grabs
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Here is a poster I made a few years back, in amongst the real tether cars are pics of some of my home made wooden ones, nos 23,35,111,5 and 27.
My favorite from my small collection, Nylint Model T P/U...
Love that Nylint T rpu. I wish I could find one, what sort of money do they go for in the US?
They're not terribly rare or valuable; I've had a couple of them. I suggest searching "Nylint" on eBay, and one should turn up. I would think $50 or so would be about the max you'd have to spend.
The "carburetors" are rather vulnerable. I think most of the ones I've seen for sale at toy shows have them broken off.
I found one of these at a antique store for $7.00. Does that sound like a good deal? It did to me...so it now resides at my place with all my other junk. I think it looks way cool. I'd put a pic up...but I can't seem to do that any more.
mine is missing a piece of the first carb too and as usual the white top is missing.
I like it without the top but it'd be nice to have.
Got this one on eBay yesterday....figured it had to be from a HAMB'r.
I wouldn't take 10 times that for mine Tony, if only for the inspiration it gave me.
WOW! Here's some oldies of mine.
This is a 1/24 Danbury Mint Die-Cast Pro-Street '57 I bought a few years back. It even has a cage, nos, wheelie bars & a 'chute!
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