It was difficult to stay under the 100 lari budget this month, but I succeeded… just.
The 5 Hot Wheels models were all from my Wants’ List, although there was a lot of temptation to stray from said wants’ list. The BMW 2002 wasn’t active on the wants’ list, as I had found a blue one back in 2015, but another one in a different colouring is always welcome.
The month began with two old Corgis: a Ferrari 250LM and a London Routemaster Bus, I already had one model of the Ferrari in my collection but the earlier one had a cracked windscreen, the bus is iconic. When I lived in London, I would regularly catch a similar Double Decker Bus to work, (I caught the #15 not the #10 of the model).
The most expensive model was the 1953 Ford F100 Pick-up AAA Flying Tire Service (Matchbox Yesteryear), this model was new to me, it was issued by Matchbox in the late nineties as part of their Yesteryear Collectibles range, it is nicely detailed.
I find it hard to resist Porsche 911 variants, this month saw a Lamborghini, a Porsche and a Ferrari enter the collection, the triumvriate of supercars.
Chevrolet Corvettes, I also find hard to resist, especially the C2 and C3 models. The Gas Monkey ’68 Corvette is keenly sought out by Hot Wheels collectors, and I was lucky to find one in Smart.
The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette is a model of a full size car that Hot Wheels commissioned Gas Monkey Garage to build. The real 1:1 model sold for $132 000 !!! (Gas Monkey Corvette sale).
8 models is fewer than usual but I am very happy with the eight.
Totals: 8 Models: 5 Hot Wheels, 2 Corgi and 1 Matchbox
1 from Isaak at Vagzlis Basroba, 2 from Gocha at Drybridge Market, 1 from Super, 2 from Smart, 1 from Happy Day, and 1 from XS Toys
Total Cost: 97.50 lari ($39.96)