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Vintage toy trucks and buses

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ron Funkhouser, May 9, 2018.

  1. ...........I feel your pain, Danny. When I was growing up I was thrilled to get a 3 in 1 AMT Model kit at Christmas or birthdays. Meanwhile my cousin, whose father was a pharmacist and operated his own drug store almost always got yet another Smith-Miller truck. He must have acquired about 15 of them over the years, but we could absolutely never play with them. They sat on shelves and I honestly didn't ever touch them. I'm sure now at age 70, he likely still has them. As an aside, when he graduated from HS his father bought him a brand new White 1966 Pontiac Catalina. By the time I graduated HS I had a 1953 Ford that I paid $35 for. I always said that I apparently was given to the wrong family at the hospital. I was supposed to go to the Vanderbilts or the DuPonts or the Carnegies!:D:):D:):D
  2. RMR&C
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,100

    from NW Montana

    My son gave me this Tonka for Christmas. I have a few other old trucks and some tractors I'll have to dig out for pics...

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  3. 330wagon
    Joined: Apr 1, 2008
    Posts: 6

    from Ada

    Found this car at a antique store !! Love it

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  4. Your son gives great gifts. I have one similar to it. Flat beds are fun to dress up. I put Christmas trees,or pumpkins in the fall, or just deliver some old gas pumps.;) Lol Ron..... 20190103_154013.jpeg

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  5. Scored at the auction yesterday. Bought this hand made ambulance out of the estate of an 86 year old gentleman who had it as a kid. Went for a steal of a price.

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  6. Found this little jewel in my favorite antique shop today. Thought at first it was one of those fake "antique"Chinese vehicles but upon looking at it closer the age looked authentic.
    No maker's name but the style of artwork hand painted on it definitely reminds me of some Philippine art I have. The workmanship looks a bit crude and there a a couple of missing pieces(the right side rear grab rails and three of the pieces that simulate the Jeep grille). The rear fenders are separate pieces that have been soldered to the body and the steering wheel and shaft is made of a single piece of round rod(think early Citroen)as is the floor gear shift lever. The wheels look like they started life as a couple of bottle caps that were soldered together.
    For the princely sum of $3 it has now joined it's cousin in my shop. I'll post pics of both. Jeepney$3 006.jpg Jeepney$3 007.jpg Jeepney$3 008.jpg Jeepney$3 009.jpg Jeepney$3 012.jpg Jeepney$3 013.jpg Jeepney$3 014.jpg Jeepney 002.jpg JeepneyWithNewBumper 001.jpg
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