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Post  roddie on Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:11 pm

yea.. I've been collecting the $1 cars.. Laughing leaning more toward the Matchbox division as of late; because of their "scale-appearing" representations. "Hot Wheels" did that a few years back (2014 through 2017) with some GREAT cars from the "Big 3".. but they've long-since been bought-up.

Matchbox has offered two versions of the Austin Healey 3000 in the last few years.

The 1st I bought December 4, 2019

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and one I bought just the other night..

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I'm posting this largely because the Austin Healey 3000 Is one of my Uncle Vin's favorite sports cars!
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Post  getback on Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:17 am

Cool Stuff man i haven't seen a Austin in a long time , use to bee you see one now and then . Nice cars . At least you can put a bunch in a small place LOL Small Cox Logo Laughing
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Post  akjgardner on Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:30 am

Thats Cool Roddie , I'm a Jeep Guy and Had 3 of these back In the late 70s to Early 80sMattel HotWheels  - Page 3 01611
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Post  smooth_bill on Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:35 pm

My step father brought a surprlus Jeep home when he came back after WWII. Loved Jeeps from then on, but never owned one.

We even used it to plow a small field at one time and it did quite well. I think the gear train noise worried him, as we never used the Jeep for plowing again!

Being kids at the time my sister and I rode in the back of the Jeep, and those metal seats were hell on our tender butts! Rock roads were anything but smooth back then, and we lived 5 miles from the nearest paved highway.

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Post  roddie on Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:52 pm

Hey Bill and Joe, Smile I like Jeeps.. but I never owned one. I've only driven one once. An old girlfriend's Ex-husband use to let her take his. We went and picked it up one day.. and drove to a spot where she said; "OK.. now you drive".. It was an old cart-path somewhere in Northampton, MA (Florance actually..) which traversed a river-bed. The Jeep was a Wrangler.. probably an early 2000's model. Low range creeping.. while sittin' back chillin'.. driving through the woods. Brings back memories. Smile
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Post  Marleysky on Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:58 pm

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Post  smooth_bill on Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:32 pm

Roddie,

We have similar taste in cars. I loved the Austin Healy's looks and saw several parked in the parking lots at Sembach AB Germany from 56 to 58.

My best friend ordered a Triumph TR-3 instead, but I forgave him when he let me drive it.

He separated after one hitch in the AF, but looked me up a year or so later in Denver, and married my wife's best friend the following year! He left the TR-3 with me when he was out of town a time or two.

I drove several of the WWII Military Jeeps while at Sembach AB, and they were a kick to drive through the pristine forests in Germany.

I would love to have one now, but it would not be the same with Automatic trans and power everything.

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Post  roddie on Tue May 05, 2020 5:09 pm

Here's an article on "collecting" that caught my eye when logging into my Firefox browser this evening..

https://www.sbnation.com/2020/4/30/21238452/hot-wheels-collecting-hobby-history-most-expensive-cars
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Post  Tee Bee on Tue May 12, 2020 7:43 pm

Neat stuff here! I loved Hot Wheels as a kid! All these years later, I finally have a real life Hot Wheels car that my wife and I are really enjoying. 2019 Challenger RT Shaker

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Post  roddie on Sat May 23, 2020 1:22 pm

Tee Bee wrote:Neat stuff here!  I loved Hot Wheels as a kid!  All these years later, I finally have a real life Hot Wheels car that my wife and I are really enjoying.  2019 Challenger RT Shaker

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That is SWEET Troy!

I have a few Challengers in my HW collection..

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Probably as close as I'll get to owning one like yours. I was a huge MOPAR fan, back in the Richard Petty/#43 days of NASCAR when he was racing the Chargers. The new Chargers don't do too much for me.. (sedan.. ? Rolling Eyes ) but they've got plenty of muscle under the hood. I enjoy the MOPAR TV ads where they subliminally show a clip of tire-frying performance. For the guy who wants muscle-car performance; ya.. we've got that. (and they do)

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Post  Tee Bee on Sat May 23, 2020 2:12 pm

I agree. My mom drives a Charger because it’s.....a mom car on the outside. The Challenger, to me, still embodies that muscle car spirit. It has been a ton of fun! The first cool car we’ve ever owned.
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat May 23, 2020 3:04 pm

Tee Bee wrote:Neat stuff here!  I loved Hot Wheels as a kid!  All these years later, I finally have a real life Hot Wheels car that my wife and I are really enjoying.  2019 Challenger RT Shaker

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Now that will light up your life.

Beautiful car TB.
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Post  Marleysky on Sat May 23, 2020 3:25 pm

Hey! If you’re gonna do a Hot Wheels diorama, you’re gonna need one or two of these!

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Post  roddie on Sat May 23, 2020 4:35 pm

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Post  Tee Bee on Sat May 23, 2020 5:23 pm

Cool toys!
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Post  roddie on Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:27 pm

One of my recent splurges; these metal/metal premium/themed models are more expensive. I don't have many of them.. but this 1961 Chevy spoke to me.

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Post  Ken Cook on Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:15 pm

Good memories there Roddie. My dad owned a 61 just like your Hot Wheels. His was red as well. I remember the car like yesterday. It had a 348 cu inch V-8 and it was a 3 speed car. It would roast the tires off. We went out one night to a shopping mall and when we came out someone had stolen it. He was devastated, I loved that car. The police found it, the engine was replaced with a real hunk of crap. He told me to get into the car one night and we drove it to this house and sold it to a older gentleman. The next car he bought was a 65 Galaxie XL 500.
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Post  roddie on Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:19 pm

Ken Cook wrote:             Good memories there Roddie. My dad owned a 61 just like your Hot Wheels. His was red as well. I remember the car like yesterday. It had a 348 cu inch V-8 and it was a 3 speed car. It would roast the tires off. We went out one night to a shopping mall and when we came out someone had stolen it. He was devastated, I loved that car. The police found it, the engine was replaced with a real hunk of crap. He told me to get into the car one night and we drove it to this house and sold it to a older gentleman. The next car he bought was a 65 Galaxie XL 500.

Hi Ken, Nothing compares to the feeling of having something stolen from you. My family went through our share of that when I was a young boy. We lived in a very rural section of town where it was particularly easy to get away with stealing.. and not be seen or get caught. The scariest was having our home broken-into. We didn't have much of value.. but the little that we "did have" had been compromised. I've never stolen anything from anywhere or anyone. I know how your dad felt when that car was stolen.

Here's a photo from my archives of a full-size Chevy that might have looked similar to your dad's.

This is actually a 62 BelAir with (I think) a 409 V8

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Here's a great vid..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSyb4mcvNnk



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Post  Levent Suberk on Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:10 pm

I bought the Hot Wheels Cruella de Vil's car. My favorite childhood movie is 101 Dalmatians.

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