I know it has been forever since I posted here. But, I wanted to let you all know that those "cheaper" 1/64 Shelby Collectibles cars that were hard to find in those Track Sets and Toys R Us Express stores are now easy to find a most Dollar Tree stores for $1! I stocked up on them! I have noticed, too, the quality control has gotten better! The paint is better but the ride height is poor (too high).
I particularly like the '13 GT500. It is an insane car in reality and to finally have it in 1/64 was a long time coming! The other gem of the line is the '67 Shelby GT500. It is almost identical to "Eleanor" from Gone in 60 Seconds but with the stock GT500 hood and no driving lights. These changes to the casting were made to the premium line as well. I believe it was a licensing issue with the movie rights. Anyways. I do not have any good pics of the '67 right now, but I'll get some posted to this thread later this week! These cars are the same cost as Hotwheels/Matchbox mainline basics and while they lack in some areas comparably, they excel in many others! One area I do not like is the wheels. These cars do not come with metal basis, rubber wheels/tires and or opening hoods/doors. But, today, you cannot expect that for $1. I have been doing wheel swaps on the ones I found. So far, only on the '13 GT500. The drawback is the Hotwheels/Matchbox wheels will usually not fit well due to the skinnier construction of the tires that come with the cars. But, I found that the Racing Champions' Fast and Furious line Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII has the perfect wheels and the axles fit! Pictured below are the aforementioned wheels installed on the '13 GT500. I have two more RC Evolutions coming in the mail this week and I'll be doing more swaps and pictures once they come in!
I may be alone in liking these but, I'm impressed! Thanks for taking the time to read this if you chose to!