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All time Favorites

Postby jnoss66 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:27 am

My wife recently asked what are my favorite models and I was stumped . After a little soul searching I came up with my top five as follows , but not in any particular order .

Ford F100 Wild life Truck with Zebra Stripes
Ford Capri
Holden Pick Up
Mercury Cougar
Volkswagen Camper

These are , in essence childhood favorites that have stood the test of time ...
I'd be interested in others favorites ..


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Re: All time Favorites

Postby Matt79 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:54 pm

For me my top five are....

1 Cougar Villager.
2 Plymouth Fury Police Car
3 Lincoln Continental
4 Mercedes 450 SEL
5 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

The Cougar, Plymouth and Rolls I had when I was little and I loved them until the paint fell off haha.

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Re: All time Favorites

Postby David Tilley » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:15 am

My fave is and always has been (since it was first released) the Porsche Turbo. I have 77 variations so far and am still looking for more. And I still haven't got into base variations on it.

The rest of my top 5 would be more modern versions of the 911 too.

:) :D :P

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Re: All time Favorites

Postby matchboxtom » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:34 pm

Corvette T Top
8 Mustang Fastback
17 Londoner
73 Model A Coupe
24 Rolls Royce

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Re: All time Favorites

Postby rastus115 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:07 am

My top five are:

#54 Ford Capri - orange body with black hood with my particular favourite being the one I hand painted yellow with matt black hood after the orange faded to pink.
#44 Boss Mustang
#33 Lamborghini Miura (original version with normal wheel arches)
#8 Mustang Fastback
#9 AMX Javelin

Like other posters these are childhood favourites, as would be my next 5 or 10 choices. There have been many great castings over the years but going by the other posts, it would appear that the childhood favourites, the ones that led to our lifelong collecting, remain our favourites.

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Re: All time Favorites

Postby THE RUNNING MAN » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:40 am


Here are my faves

mb15 Peugeot 205
mb4 57 Chevy
mb1 Dodge Challenger
mb70 Ferrari F40
MB70/74 Dodge Dragster


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Re: All time Favorites

Postby PENSNO1 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:30 pm

My favorites. In order.
1. Porsche 928. I have many, but not even close to having all the variations.

2. Porsche 911

3. De Tomaso Pantera

4. VW Camper

5. Hairy Hustler. My brothers and I always called this Chubby Checker. :lol:

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Re: All time Favorites

Postby eebee » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:00 am

I love the ones I remember buying between about age 11 & 13, at toy shops in Maidstone, circa 1981. So for me, the top five (in no particular order) are:
62 Corvette in dark metallic red
55 Cortina in light metallic green
28 Lincoln Continental in dark pink/white
56 Mercedes 450 SEL in metallic blue
3 Porsche 911 Turbo in silver
All with memories attached !
Thanks, Iain.

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Re: All time Favorites

Postby Kooshmeister » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:58 pm

In no particular order, let's see, from ones I had as a child to ones I have now:

Model A Ford Van (Rice Krispies)
Peterbilt Tank Truck (Getty)
Jaguar SS100 (red)
Volkswagen Transporter Ambulance (the "basic" version, I guess)
'57 Chevy Hot Rod (black and red with flame deco along the side)
Cattle Truck (yellow with brown "wood" parts)
Romping Rabbit (yellow)
4x4 Mini Pickup (various versions)
4X4 Chevy Van (ditto)
Citroën 15 CV (black)
Dodge Caravan (black with gold and silver stripes)
Mercedes-Benz 280 GE (various versions, but especially Rescue Unit, Polizei and Mission Satellite)
Volkswagen Golf GTi (red with "GTi" on side)
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud (white)
Ford Transit (Express Parcel Systems)
Jeep Cherokee ("Mr. Fixer" version and the silvery gray version with "Jeep" on the hood and "Sport" on the doors)
Opel Kadett GSi (Polizei version with lights on roof)
Opel Kadett GSi (red with no roof lights and "GTE" on the doors)
Ford Bronco II (basic white with orange stripes and "Bronco" on the doors)
Lincoln Town Car (any version, but I had a kind of silvery one with a confetti deco)
T-Bird Turbo Coupe (red)
Carmichael Commando (Police Rescue)
Dodge Dakota (red with black roll bar, white trimming and "Dakota ST" underneath the doors)
Land Rover Ninety (blue with white top and red, orange and yellow stripes)
Weasel Armored Car (green with black and tan camo and red winged military emblem on the front)
1957 Thunderbird (the recent dark blue casting)
CJ-6 Jeep (red)


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