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Offline Jon S

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Not many years ago you could buy a real car for this price
« on: February 01, 2021, 03:13:39 PM »
Look at the price of this 1:25 model
Jon

1958 Cadillac Sedan De Ville
1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1981 Corvette
2004 Mustang GT

Offline chrisntam

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Re: Not many years ago you could buy a real car for this price
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2021, 08:08:17 PM »
Pass...

 ::)
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Offline J. Skelly

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Re: Not many years ago you could buy a real car for this price
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2021, 08:40:56 PM »
That's cheap!  A couple of year's ago, some guy in Florida was selling his Dad's collection of mint promotional model cars.  The holy grail of Mopar models is supposed to be the '69 Coronet R/T convertible, and he was selling it in three different colors.  Each went for $3600 or so.  The rarest Cadillac promo may be the pewter '87 Allante, but I don't think it is the most popular.

Jim Skelly, CLC #15958
1968 Eldorado
1977 Eldorado Biarritz
1971 Eldorado (RIP)

Offline chrisntam

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Re: Not many years ago you could buy a real car for this price
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 08:53:38 PM »
To clarify, I wouldn't pay $1125 for the little model of that car.
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Offline Alan Harris CLC#1513

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Re: Not many years ago you could buy a real car for this price
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2021, 11:34:00 PM »
I find it very hard to believe that anyone would!

Online The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Not many years ago you could buy a real car for this price
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2021, 11:42:37 PM »
To each his own.   Would I pay for a model like that, no way, but when I imported some car back in 1989, the Quarantine bloke questioned me on why I would pay so much, let alone import such a bucket of bolts and rust.   Yes, the car had no engine, drivetrain, interior, drive train, paint, or glass, but to me it was a sought-after body to build a hot rod.

Bruce. >:D

PS.   Some people even collect coins and stamps, and pay a lot more than that.
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline cadillac ken

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Re: Not many years ago you could buy a real car for this price
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2021, 08:30:53 AM »
I guess it's a question of how much $$ do you have.  Me, I'd rather spend it on one of my real cars for something. 

Can't really ever see me spending that kind of money on a model car when I have a few cars that I could envision significantly improved and more enjoyable to drive for an investment of $1100. But hey, remember, today's e-market is full of folks just listing and fishing.

 

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