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  1. Hot wheels makes some cool muscle cars that we all love. Nice pick Mongoose. It’s small enough so you can find a place .. does the wife know about this one ? Small enough you can hide it from Ace the sleepy 💤 cat.
  2. thanks it is a ball. Retired also.
  3. These are two original Smith Miller trucks no touch up made in 1950’s .Top one a 1954 B Mack tractor trailer. ( PIE) Pacific Intermountain Express . See the highly polished aluminum trailer. The original 50’s cab have a crease in the front window center frame . The cabs produced after 1979 don’t . That’s a good way to spot the early ones. Bottom one is the 1952 L Mack Mobil truck. Both are original and near mint condition I purchased like 10 years ago. My two favorites....
  4. Hey Chris cool article Not sure if anyone on here knows about ... Smith-Miller toys in die-cast . Aluminum. ....not pressed steel like Tonka It was a toy company that made large die-cast trucks back in the late 40’s and 50’s. They went out of business in the early 60’s. A man by the name of Fred Thompson ( a collector ) found and bought the company in 1979 . All the dies and unfinished toys still on the work benches in the Los Angeles area. It was like the workers left for lunch and never came back I’ve read. He finished those toys . Then he started making those same toys again in limited numbers with serial numbers. From the same original dies that he purchased back in 1979. Now some 30 years later collectors are buying those toys that are no longer in production. They are limited to like 100 to 200 for each model and have serial numbers. The paint and finish are outstanding because Fred is a collector himself and is very meticulous about his final product. These trucks along with the original ones are very collectible today . Some will fetch as much as $4000 but those are rare and in collections. Most are in the $800 to $1700 range in mint shape with box.depending on the model and rarity . I’ve have stayed in touch over the phone with Fred these the past 15 years. He sells me a toy once in a blue moon that he digs up . He is a very interesting fellow. He recently sold me this L Mack North American Van lines truck 21” long . Mint condition and never out of its box. I had him sign it. These toys are heavy and come with the original packing box. See pictures below. These are his pictures from California.... the toy hasn’t arrived yet. Hope you enjoy 😊
  5. good morning. 

    How much are you asking for the Shelby GTH  signed by the Man. 

    Thanks. Mike 

  6. Yes Mongoose who doesn’t like a good deal. From toothpicks to Shelby’s ! ...... and everything in between. ........ Cool piece on the diecast Chris. ...thanks.
  7. Another C8 rear end rendering ...... A little history might help here. The C8 was given the go ahead by GM upper management before the bankruptcy. After the bankruptcy the C8 design was put on the shelve and we got the FE C7 in its place . Those sharp angular features on the rear of the C7 were design cues from the C8. So it looks like the rendering of the C8 with those sharp angular lines are correct. Many companies like Ferrari, Porsche,Jaguar and McLaren have gone with the softer look. More curves and rounder rear ends . But remember the team that designed the Aztec are still at GM. They haven’t left and I’m afraid might have had a hand in the Camaro design. I recently read an article saying the Camaro is dead after 2023. True or false not sure . But sales of the 2019 Camaro have tanked. Not sure the 2020 simple redesign will help much. The Corvette design team are the same people who did the C7 . So this rendering might be the real deal with those square and sharp angular lines. Take it or leave it.
  8. Tim here you go more info These 2000 SVT cobras were expensive MSRP $55K and very limited to 300 with 385HP . Non supercharged engine very impressive back in 2000. But very rare and snatched up by collectors . The Cobra R was only offered in Performance Red Clearcoat (code ES). 300 were made only very rare In Cobra R specification, the 5.4-liter quad-cam V8 was rated at 385 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque .It features more aggressive cams, a unique intake manifold, an aluminum radiator, power steering cooler, high-capacity fuel pump, short-tube headers, and Borla exhaust.
  9. Yes blue seems to be very popular on this site. Now we have a blue Shelby GT350 R on board. Congrats Tim and glad you finally got her We all look forward to seeing and reading all about her . Post some more pictures when you can. Watch out for Mongoose he doesn’t like competition from other blue cars. Chris found out the hard way and had to buy a silver K-Man , silver C7 and a red Boss 302. Keith might be considering a blue beast but won’t tell us because of Mongoose. Post carefully on here. Word is Keith is now going Red Later slo lane . a non blue car owner.
  10. Dang. .... ok back to the college World Series. Edit...Michigan wins first game ....go BLUE.
  11. Oh let me see what color would Keith’s car be let’s see he had a 03 red mach1. and a 07 redGT500 . What color car would fit between those two ? Orange is my guess. did I win ?
  12. Yes those were cool cars back then. Look 👀 at those walls . I guess you really do like red. Those mach1’s would get up and go and the seats were cool with the retro material. I liked mine a lot. Keep on posting pictures of your past rides. ...I wonder what color the SVT cobra was ? .
  13. Yeah .... just ordered tickets for the 24 Daytona 24 next January. The C8R should make its debut. Infield car pass and 4 days of smelling racing fuel and wearing ear plugs .....
  14. Wow ....Mongoose you bid it up to $9600 ...Chris not happy at the moment. What did you do cash in your silver dollars from under your mattress. No wonder you can’t sleep at night. ......
  15. Yep it’s even hanging in the post office . FBI is also looking for the ...feline man. That’s his MO .....
  16. Yeah that cobra is a cool item for sure. I especially like Keith’s comment about driving it though the wall ............
  17. “People on the C8 topic makes things up to justify their gripes with Ford and Shelby products.” That’s what was posted and allowed....Really ! .....that’s the silliest thing I’ve ever read It seems like the ignore feature doesn’t always work and criticizing people instead of posting information is more important to this person. I’ll just keep the ignore feature in place and it’s been working 99% of the time. But that was a good laugh a really good laugh Later slo lane . Still laughing my butt off. ......
  18. Keith.....This guy ....ops I meant this dude.with the Ace Hardware cat. I think he’s out looking for the little feline . His cat enjoys the races . A jaguar fan I heard . Can’t leave BB out in the cold... last picture of his Vista blue machine among all his cars ...minus the K-man . That seems to be a popular color on this site .
  19. Keith the MSRP was like $45K no shaker 1000 radio option .....minus the trade and tax only on the difference. Just like you guys.
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