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I took apart these 3-packs and made my own....resealed the boxes. ;)  Red Mustangs, and a Gasser pack. :yahoo:

And yes....that's a Matchbox GT/CS in the Hot Wheels box! :hide:

 

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So sorry fellas....a couple of these are reposts. I just realized. it. :(

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3 hours ago, BIKEBOY said:

Equal opportunity to the Slopar fans! :lol:

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Talk about slow lane diecast keep to the right. These belong in the slow lane. I’m an expert and know my lanes.  

 

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3 hours ago, BIKEBOY said:

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Repost ?....I Think you need to get those glasses checked :hysterical2: again. 

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Hey Chris, very cool Dodge Hauler and cars!   I like the way you did the Hot Wheel Gassers and the Mustangs.   The GT-40 is always "cool", what size and brand may I ask?    P.S.  Slow Lane Mike is absolutely right, he is a expert in the slow lane!!!!! LOL:lol:

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12 minutes ago, mach 1 1970 said:

Repost ?....I Think you need to get those glasses checked :hysterical2: again. 

:doh:

1 minute ago, Mongoose said:

Hey Chris, very cool Dodge Hauler and cars!   I like the way you did the Hot Wheel Gassers and the Mustangs.   The GT-40 is always "cool", what size and brand may I ask?    P.S.  Slow Lane Mike is absolutely right, he is a expert in the slow lane!!!!! LOL:lol:

Thanks Gooser! :)

The GT40 is a 1/18 Shelby Collectible. I realized I posted it on about page 7 or 8 on this thread...way back. 

Hey Mike, don’t know if I should be more worried about my peepers or my memory!? :drop: 

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Another Eagle eye observation for ya Goose.........

Ever notice Hot Wheels come front end to the right in their packages, and Matchbox cars point left??????? 

;) 

 

Edit- Reason I ever really paid attention to this is because as I was banging about three hundred ten penny nails in my garage wall, hanging them trying to make them all look aesthetically clean, it occurred to me. 

I really have waaaaay too much time on my hands! :hysterical2: 

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Hey Chris,  the 70 1/2 Camaro Z-28 is very cool and desirable collectable both in diecast and in the Muscle car arena and it rates right up there with my 69 Z-28 that I use to show and race!    And I always really liked the very cool El Camino SS 396 chevys, almost bought one quite a while back!   All very cool cars in your Hot Wheel packs.  I don't know if you remember, but I started out as a very big Chevy man!:cool:

Later!

"MONGOOSE"    :peelout:

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This is the only Mopar I have ever owned ....back in the 70’s. I also drove that in the slow lane because that’s where mopars  belonged. :hysterical2:

This picture is our new van we used In the fla keys . We were newly weds and were almost hippies ...but we both had jobs . Lived in the FT Lauderdale Fl area. Fun ,Sun and beach was our thing back then. Oh and our 73 Porsche 914  2.0 slug . I actually think the van was faster but still slow lane material.

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21 minutes ago, BIKEBOY said:

Another Eagle eye observation for ya Goose.........

Ever notice Hot Wheels come front end to the right in their packages, and Matchbox cars point left??????? 

;) 

 

Edit- Reason I ever really paid attention to this is because as I was banging about three hundred ten penny nails in my garage wall, hanging them trying to make them all look aesthetically clean, it occurred to me. 

I really have waaaaay too much time on my hands! :hysterical2: 

Chris, you might be right on with your last sentence!!!!!  :hysterical:  But you do have eagle eyes even if Slow Lane doesn't think so!  LOL     And no , I didn't realize the difference between Hot Wheels and Matchbox, "Good Catch"!!!!   You should open your own toy store!   :clapping:

Later!

"MONGOOSE"   :peelout:

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7 minutes ago, mach 1 1970 said:

This is the only Mopar I have ever owned ....back in the 70’s. I also drove that in the slow lane because that’s where mopars  belonged. :hysterical2:

This picture is our new van we used In the fla keys . We were newly weds and were almost hippies ...but both had jobs . Lived in the FT Lauderdale area. Fun ,Sun and beach was our thing back then. 

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Very cool Dude!    I see you got the main ingredients on the picnic table, Booze and Boom box!   But, what's up with no chrome rims or porthole windows and some really cool graphics?????    Can't be a Hippy Van without that!!!   AHHHH, What's up Doc!!!!!  :headspin:

Later!

"MONGOOSE"     :peelout:

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35 minutes ago, mach 1 1970 said:

This is the only Mopar I have ever owned ....back in the 70’s. I also drove that in the slow lane because that’s where mopars  belonged. :hysterical2:

This picture is our new van we used In the fla keys . We were newly weds and were almost hippies ...but we both had jobs . Lived in the FT Lauderdale Fl area. Fun ,Sun and beach was our thing back then. Oh and our 73 Porsche 914  2.0 slug . I actually think the van was faster but still slow lane material.

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A Schwinn Varsity 10 speed!! :rockon:

Bell Bottom jeans!! :thumbsup:

Dog dish hub caps!! :lol:

Edit- Oh, and a slant six 225 ? Possible reason for the slow lane? :lurk:

......and you mean a VW 914 2.0...... :cool:

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31 minutes ago, Mongoose said:

Chris, you might be right on with your last sentence!!!!!  :hysterical:  But you do have eagle eyes even if Slow Lane doesn't think so!  LOL     And no , I didn't realize the difference between Hot Wheels and Matchbox, "Good Catch"!!!!   You should open your own toy store!   :clapping:

Later!

"MONGOOSE"   :peelout:

:lol:

 

Well, I did have a bicycle store for ten years. ;)

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39 minutes ago, mach 1 1970 said:

This is the only Mopar I have ever owned ....back in the 70’s. I also drove that in the slow lane because that’s where mopars  belonged. :hysterical2:

This picture is our new van we used In the fla keys . We were newly weds and were almost hippies ...but we both had jobs . Lived in the FT Lauderdale Fl area. Fun ,Sun and beach was our thing back then. Oh and our 73 Porsche 914  2.0 slug . I actually think the van was faster but still slow lane material.

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Cool pic, by the way..... I see the snapshot has curved corners, so it's NOT a Polaroid! :hysterical: 

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24 minutes ago, BIKEBOY said:

Cool pic, by the way..... I see the snapshot has curved corners, so it's NOT a Polaroid! :hysterical: 

You got your new glasses wow. Actually it had a 318 V/8 with air. That slowed it down. Did you ever close the door on a 70 Cuba. They sound like a old dodge van. That’s my last negative thing I’ll say about Mopar. Just never been a fan. Only owned one dodge and actually the van was very good mechanically. 

We were just young and stupid kids. We would go wherever the sun was and the van would take us. Camped in that thing. See the square edges on the picture. 

:backtotopic:  

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How 'bout a few BOSS's? I didn't repost the few I have done way back. Enjoy!

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19 minutes ago, mach 1 1970 said:

You got your new glasses wow. Actually it had a 318 V/8 with air. That slowed it down. Did you ever close the door on a 70 Cuba. They sound like a old dodge van. That’s my last negative thing I’ll say about Mopar. Just never been a fan. 

We were just young and stupid kids. We would go wherever the sun was and the van would take us. Camped in that thing. See the square edges on the picture. 

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Hahahaha! Love it! This one's for you Slow Lane.... :love_shower:

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Boy is this one nice :rockon:

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Now that is cool but didn’t have the money for that paint job. Cops would have pulled us over for sure back then .

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That GL Boss 9 always confused me since that wasn't a color offered on the actual car back in '69.

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Hey guys,  Chris, you have some pretty cool "BOSS CARS"!!!  Your 1970 "Blue Boss" 429 is a real head turner!:cool:  But my favorite pic is that cool Ford transporter truck with the Boss 429 on it's trailer!   Also, yes I did know that you use to own a bike shop once and now maybe you'll get into your own toy store!  Just think about it for a minute, you could have all different kinds of your favorite die cast surround you and at your fingertips all day long!  :cool:  It could be your "BIG Boy's Dream"!!!   But, then again it reminds of what a buddy of mine used to say who fixed damaged fiberglass on vettes and also did a lot of custom painting.  He did this on the side and he enjoyed it and was very good at it and it paid very good!  He told me it was fun as a hobby and he could pick and choose the jobs, but if it ever had to become a full time job the fun in it would be gone!  Well guess what, he lost his job and had to open his own shop, he did very well, but it wasn't as fun!  

Hey Slowwww Lane:  You ain't no Hippy Dude!   Where's the clothes, the colored granny glasses, the weed,  the wild flowers on the Bug Bus, the slang!  Well, as Bugs would say: "What's up Doc"!!   :busted:

Later!

"MONGOOSE"   :peelout:

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Here’s one of the rarer cars...at least in the red/white GT/CS.  This is Greenlight’s 1968 Mustang GT California Special.  It’s a pretty decent representation of the real 1:1... with accurate non-functional side scoops, side and deck panel stripes with GT/CS, correct blacked out grille and fog lamps, “California Special” and “Mustang” script lettering, twist hood locks, and Shelby tail lights.  It also has the turn signals in the hood (a holdover option from 1967 just like my first car...a plain Jane 1967 Mustang hardtop in black!).  This one isn’t the standard 6cyl but instead has the upgraded “S” engine code for the 390-4V power plant.

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As we all know, back in the early 1990s Ertl was the mass producer of diecast cars.  And, though their quality and detail certainly wasn’t top of the line way back then they manufactured a huge variety of mustangs and Shelbys virtually every style and paint scheme.  I have a lot of 1969 cars, but this particular 1969 Shelby GT500 is candy apple red with bright white stripes and white interior took me many, many years to find in MIB condition.  It was worth the hunt and it fits in very nicely with the other red cars!

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Let’s switch gears a little bit...here is a 1:16 Ertl AMT plastic kit of a 1964 1/2 Mustang Hardtop that I hand built and painted more than 25 years ago. The contrast in colors between the painted parts in the engine compartment, the chassis, and the interior look decent I believe.   I think the it turned out pretty well, and it is interesting to note that back then I didn’t use any high gloss spray on my models...this is only the original Testors candy red paint.

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As Falcon pointed out earlier with his post of his first new car...the 1982 Mustang 5.0, there are virtually NO examples in either plastic models or diecast of the 1980s Mustangs.  So, when GMP started producing some versions of these beauties I had to have them.  One of the rarest of these is the 1985 Mustang 5.0 “Twister Special” in Jalapena Red.  The quality on the GMP cars is pretty good, and though these go for a pretty penny I was able to pick one up several years ago for what I consider to be a decent price.  Highly recommended if you’re in the market for 1980s diecast Mustangs...you’ll have to wait a LONG time to get the 1980s Shelby Mustangs.  ;)

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Here is the 2016 Shelby GT in red with silver stripes from GT Spirit.  The details of the interior of this car are better than anything I have ever seen...and I’ve seen a lot!  If someone could put together a better picture one might think the interior is of the real car!  The exterior paint is perhaps the best ever on any model, Exoto being the only other that comes close - tell me if you agree.  Just look at the crazy detailed closeup of the Shelby Forged wheel and the front brake rotor...you can even see the cobra center emblem!  All that said, these resin cars don’t allow us to open the doors, hood, or trunk...and so there are ZERO engine details and you can’t see the loose change and dropped french fries under the seats.  Regardless, for paint finish alone and other details these GT Spirit cars are awesome cars to look at.

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Time to bring this set of posts full circle since I started off with the 1968 GT California Special Mustang...here is AutoArt’s 2007 Mustang California Special.  This is another diecast car that I had to search for years to get a good one at a reasonable price since I didn’t buy it new.  The engine detail on the AutoArt cars is pretty good and the paint is nice.  The packaging boxes on AA has always been flimsy compared to others IMO.  I had a 2012 GT/CS and I absolutely loved the styling and performance.  In the end I traded it for my 2008 GT500KR...well played I think.

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Mustangcollector.....Wow that paint is just amazing. The detail is outstanding for this price point. Still looking at all your diecast you posted but had to comment on this right away. Didn’t even know this model existed until now. I think from your pictures this might be a little better paint quality then the Ford GT 40’s 1:18 scale exoto models.

I looked on ebay for the price info. Paint technology has come a long way on there resin models. 

I had a 1970 Shelby GT500. It was red and the owner replaced the gold stripes with white stripes back in 1989. It had white interior also just like your model except it had black hood stripes being it was a 1970. I see a lot of red 69/70 Shelby’s now with white stripes rather then gold. Nice model you have there. 

Thanks for posting look forward to seeing more. Your pictures really came out great also.

edit: ...Your 2008 Shelby GT500 KR  black with black ghosts stripes is.... one of my all time favorite Shelby’s  :rockon:

Slow lane :shift:

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