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PostSubject: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:28 am

I visited my parents house yesterday and thought i'd take a look in their loft.

And here it is, my brother and my toy volkswagen beetle collection (now looked after by my dad!). This collection has been accumulated over 30 years.

The collection contains no doubles, but plenty of variants.

Most toy brands are represented, including well known makes like MATCHBOX and HOT WHEELS.

I hope you enjoy the photos,and please scroll down the page for a surprise!!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:30 am

My brother and me, during the star wars heyday with our small vw beetle collection. This photo appeared in a local paper Smile
 

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:07 am

Man, my arm hurts just looking at those photos! That's a ton of punch buggies!!! Shocked Shocked 
Do you have an estimate on how many cars there are???
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Neat stuff, Stefan!

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:25 am

Estimate = Not a clue Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:09 am

that is one hell of a collection I have only a few cars that I collect mainly sport cars and police cars my aim is to have a cop car from every major city in Canada.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:20 am

We're talking 30+ years of collecting. Granted it has slowed down alot nowadays but new ones are still added. In fact I brought a new "Hot Wheels" one last week. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:47 pm

amazing collection :clap:  some real dedication and years put into that. I collect Corgi diecast vehicles but the collection has pretty much been left in the shade in recent years.

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:22 pm

Fantastic Collection Stefan Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:12 pm

That's a terrific VW collection! My Dad used to have a 1972 Super Beetle that he restored and my first car was a 1973 VW "Thing" lol.

As far as collecting model cars is concerned I collect 4 1/2 litre Bentleys and I have a fairly complete collection of the Matchbox Models of Yesteryear series.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:50 pm

Wow thats a lot of cars! Great collection Very Happy

If you ever come over the lake to Sweden I can show a toy musuem that got a very very large collection of old toy cars. On the other hand, I don't know how many volkswagen beetles there are there.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:53 pm

I grew up around vee dubs, my Dad had several beetles, a campervan, (and several other modern vw's likejetta's and vento's). However he now owns my brothers Mexican Beetle, original design built in 2003!. It was a sad day when the laws over there changed for taxi's (min 4 doors), and everyone scrapped their beetle taxi's and the factory closed Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:17 pm

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked 

CRAZY!!! I love beetles...drove one for about 10 years till it died Crying or Very sad

PS: Is the "ADAC" beetle a vintage model from "Bandai"??? I love this model personally. I also have some beetle collectives in the "family". Mostly vintage german tin toys [cKo (Kellerman) and so on]....but also a few Bandais Very Happy....cannot compete with that amount.

Thanks for showing!

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:18 pm

wow, thats cool. I own a VW GTI. I love it. Its my little baby. Never seen the winter Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:01 pm

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wow, thats cool.  I own a VW GTI.  I love it.  Its my little baby.  Never seen the winter Smile
Did somebody say GTI?


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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:04 pm

wbobafett wrote:
Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked 

CRAZY!!! I love beetles...drove one for about 10 years till it died Crying or Very sad

PS: Is the "ADAC" beetle a vintage model from "Bandai"??? I love this model personally. I also have some beetle collectives in the "family". Mostly vintage german tin toys [cKo (Kellerman) and so on]....but also a few Bandais Very Happy....cannot compete with that amount.

Thanks for showing!

Man you gotta give me a clue to which photo that ones on. I'm looking for a yellow police type one I know that much unsure 

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:08 pm

Cool. Here is a pic of mine (bad pic). But love the car. I had is special ordered from VW back in 2006 when they changed.

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:27 am

There is many versions ofg the Bandai ADAC, here is one:

http://www.anticomondo.de/bilderdaten/12.03.2011/6195.jpg

(PS: ADAC is no police my friend Wink )
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:37 am

wbobafett wrote:
There is many versions ofg the Bandai ADAC, here is one:

http://www.anticomondo.de/bilderdaten/12.03.2011/6195.jpg

(PS: ADAC is no police my friend Wink)
Cheers Wolff, I only said police car because it had the siren on the roof lol! 

I'll be round my parents this weekend and dig it out Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:38 am

No Bandai ADAC, but I've found 4 ADAC beetles in the collection so far...








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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone collect model cars?......   Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:50 am

OHH WOW.. Thats a cool collection of bugs.
I also love VW, still have a couple of diecast lying around somewhere.
55 and 56 Oval's are my favourites. Went around Europe in a 56 Oval during a 6 month period,
back in 99, and the car just kept on going, never missed a beat.
Traded that in for a Polo G40, now that was dangerous, power to weight ratio was insane.
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