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You just never know or where you will come a cool old toy for your collection, is why it’s imperative that you keep your eyes for such hidden deals.

ago, when my family from Brooklyn to Oyster Long Island, in the sleepy town there was an old stationery that had one of those 1960s-era display cases. It was filled dozens of old Corgi models, an original issue of James Aston Martin DB5. in the case looked like it had frozen in time, with a coating of dust covering of the little cars.

Next to James Hunt’s MP26 was a fairly rare Whizzwheels, perfectly preserved in its box. It was a purple convertible of a Toyota 2000GT, and I was certain it had never been removed its protective yellow and orange Sporting a price tag of just $4, it was mine, and quickly rested on the top of my own display cabinet.


Whizzwheels were issued by in response to Mattel’s immensely Hot Wheels. They were Whizzwheels because of their wheels, and had removable plastic and axle/wheel assemblies. Based on the Rockets range, they are scale in size, and for the era are rather representations of the original cars, accurate proportions and respectable My Toyota dates back to the year when Whizzwheels first introduced, and is model 375.

It was years before I decided to the 2000GT out of the box and give it an inspection. perfect, with not a single or chip anywhere. In fact, for me to these photos of it, it had to come out of its box for its second time. It really is a example of an otherwise not-so-popular–but one is now highly desirable–sports car and one that is in an equally unusual color.

As expected of the range, prices depending on the popularity of the car and the toy’s Mint-in-box examples have for $200 or more, while examples without boxes can be had for $10 or so. I know what the value of my is, nor do I care, because chances of my with it just aren’t in the

Being a pauper at the time, I able to buy that Corgi cabinet’s entire contents, but I certainly would have if I’d had the But being out of work then and to keep a 1973 BMW 2002 185,000 miles running sapped all my finances. But each day I glance up at the bookcase across my desk, I take the time to my little purple Toyota and the memories of moving out of the big city go along with it.

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