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MBXPilot's Finds and Photos
Topic Started: May 30 2014, 06:58 AM (42,347 Views)
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Hi guys. I'm new here, but I've been a member on other forums for a while, and I like this one! I decided to make a thread that I'll be continuously updating with my new finds. I've been in England for the past few weeks and have found tons of treasures while over here. I'm excited to get back home and sort through everything and document all my finds. For now here are some photos of just a few of the cars I've found across the pond.

I also keep a blog, documenting my various restoration and customizing projects. If you want to check that out, the link is in my sig. Thanks!
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First up is this lovely transporter and cars that I got for about 6 pounds
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I got these off of eBay for a few quid. Most of them have been poorly repainted, but there's some rare models there and should clean up nicely!
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Lastly, this is my haul from a small toy and train show just up the road from where I'm staying. I spent about 25 pounds there and got all of this!
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I'll be back home this weekend and once I recover from the jet lag, I'll start sorting through everything and will post more photos here.
Edited by MBXPilot, May 30 2014, 07:01 AM.
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Found some new Maisto models today. a BMW 1 Series Coupe, Mercedes GLK, Mini Cooper, and a Porsche 356 Cabriolet.

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Support your local demo derby.

That's the 1st time I've seen Maisto sold in small boxes like those.
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Welcome to Swifty's! It looks like quite a treasure you've got there. Welcome home too!
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juantoo3
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Welcome aboard!

Looks like you got quite the haul there! Can't wait to see what you do with them, especially the junior picassos!
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Welcome to Swifty's and congrats on some great finds. I can't wait to see what else you bring home.
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craftymore
May 30 2014, 08:47 AM
That's the 1st time I've seen Maisto sold in small boxes like those.
They used to be sold in "Fresh Metal" boxes at Cracker Barrel, but were like $3.


I think Motor Mania is a better name than Adventure Wheels, or Speed Wheels.

Are old Matchboxes rare or plentiful in the UK?

I noticed that Walker's potato chip bag. It looks awfully familiar to a Lay's bag. Sure enough, Walker's is owned by Pepsi who owns Lay's.
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Yep I found loads of old Matchboxes that weren't plentiful at all in the States, I'm quite excited. I got some genuinely good finds for not much money at all.

I'm just about to board my plane back to the States now, so when I get back I'll start photographing and posting everything!
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And yes Walkers are very similar to Lay's. Cheese and onion is the bomb! I must look for something similar back home haha
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May 31 2014, 03:24 AM
Yep I found loads of old Matchboxes that weren't plentiful at all in the States, I'm quite excited. I got some genuinely good finds for not much money at all.

I'm just about to board my plane back to the States now, so when I get back I'll start photographing and posting everything!
Which is kind of odd. Old Tootsietoys are made right here in the US, but are fairly rare. The little, approximately HO scale ones I've only found at an annual antique show about two hours from me. I got lucky the last time and got several for about $2 each.
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Alright I'm home, rested up and ready to share some pics! We'll start with my favorites, the Lesneys...

Posted ImageK8 Guy Warrior Car Transporter by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image71c-Ford Heavy Duty Wreck Truck 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image66c-Greyhound Bus 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image48c-Dodge Dumper Truck 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image14d-Iso Grifo 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image18d-Caterpillar Bulldozer 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image23a-Berkley Caravan 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image27c-Cadillac Sixty Special 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image31a-Ford Station Wagon by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image37a-Coca Cola Truck 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image41b-Jaguar D Type 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image43a-Hillman Minx 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image45a-Vauxhall Victor 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image46c-Mercedes 300SE 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image49a-M3 Halftrack 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image51a-Portland Cement 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image53b-Mercedes 220SE by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image57b-Chevy Impala 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image62a-General Service Lorry 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image62b-Commer TV Service Van 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image66c-Greyhound Bus 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image67b-VW 1600TL 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

And then stuff that will be going into the restoration queue...
Posted ImageProjects 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageProjects 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageProjects 4 by MBXPilot, on Flickr
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Part 2 of my finds... These are all of the Superfast and newer Matchboxes. Needless to say, some of these will definitely need to be restored!

Posted ImageAudi Quattro 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageBMW E34 5 Series 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageBreakdown Van 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageCitroen 15 CV 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageCitroen CX 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageDodge Caravan 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageDodge Caravan 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFoam Fire Truck 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Model A Van 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord RS200 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord RS200 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Sierra XR4i 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Sierra XR4i 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Transit Old 6 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageJeep Cherokee 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageLamborghini Gallardo Police 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes 350SL by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageNissan 300ZX 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageNissan Xterra 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePolice SUV 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePontiac Firebird SE 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRolls Royce Silver Shadow II 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRover 3500 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRover Sterling 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageSkoda 130LR 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageSkoda 130LR 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVauxhall Astra GTE 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVauxhall Astra GTE 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVolvo 480ES 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVolvo 760 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVW Transporter Ambulance 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr
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I don't think I've ever seen the chrome wheel variation of the Greyhound. That's awesome!
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Andddddd here is the last part of my England finds! Little bit of everything really, Corgi, Majorette, Real Toy, Siku etc etc etc. Enjoy! I've had quite a bit arrive in the post over the last few days so I'll try to post pictures of that soon.

Posted ImageBMW 128i Coupe 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageJaguar XJ220 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes GLK 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMini Cooper S 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche 356 Cabriolet 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche Boxster 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageAudi A5 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFire Engine 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche 911 Carrera 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRenault Kangoo Express 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRenault Megane Coupe 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRenault Twingo 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVolvo 245 Estate 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFiat 500 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageAudi TT 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes A Class 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes C Class 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes CLK 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes E Class 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche 911 Carrera S 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche 911 GT3 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVolkswagen New Beetle RSi 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageBMW 325i 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Transit 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFormula 1 Car 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVolvo 760 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Mustang 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageLamborghini Countach 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageLamborghini Diablo 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageLamborghini Diablo 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche 911 Carrera 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageSaleen S7 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVolvo 850 Estate 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr
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Jun 1 2014, 01:19 PM
I don't think I've ever seen the chrome wheel variation of the Greyhound. That's awesome!
Yeah that's a Superfast transitional. One of my favorite things to collect. That was a real find for me, as it's one of my favorite Lesney castings as well.
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You've got a clear window Greyhound Bus. That's an extremely rare find.

I've also never seen that version of the Jeep Cherokee before, or those versions of the Grand Caravan.

Also, could you post a pic of the rear interior of the VW ambulance?
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Yeah I'm quite excited about that bus, for obvious reasons! I bought a giant bag of cars off ebay while over there, and it was mainly larger scale plastic junk, but that was in there, and quite a few other good cars. Was well worth the 15 pounds even though I ended up donating more than half of the bag haha.

Here's the best I could do of a photo of the back of the VWPosted ImageRear shot of VW Ambulance by MBXPilot, on Flickr Ambulance.
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Some mailbox finds over the last few weeks.

Posted Image09d-Boat and Trailer by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image11d-Mercedes Scaffold Truck 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image12c-Land Rover Safari 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image22c-Pontiac Grand Prix 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image22c-Pontiac Grand Prix 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image32c-Leyland Petrol Tanker 4 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image33b-Ford Zephyr 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image36c-Opel Diplomat 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted Image55b-Ford Fairlane Police Car by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageChevy Transport Bus 11 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Cortina 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Coupe, 1940 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Crown Victoria Fire 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Escort Cosworth 6 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Mondeo 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Transit Old 7 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageFord Transit Old 8 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageJaguar E Type 13 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageJeep Cherokee 4 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageJeep Cherokee 5 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageLincoln Premier 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes 450 SEL 2 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageMercedes 450 SEL Taxi 1 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImagePorsche 930 Turbo 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRenault 11 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageRoutemaster Bus 3 by MBXPilot, on Flickr

Posted ImageVolvo C30 12 by MBXPilot, on Flickr
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Nice grabs, and welcome to Swifty's! :wave:
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Awesome scores! I about fell out when I saw the clear window bus, and the SF version is nothing to sneeze at either. You picked some odd and unusual liveries as well on some of the more common castings...good eye!
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Jun 2 2014, 07:08 PM
Awesome scores! I about fell out when I saw the clear window bus, and the SF version is nothing to sneeze at either. You picked some odd and unusual liveries as well on some of the more common castings...good eye!
Like what? The clear window bus was the only one I really noticed as being rare.
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Picked up this #25c today. Not in great shape but it was only a couple bucks.
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Today's mailbox finds. Nothing too exciting, but nice additions nonetheless. The HW Ambulance was one of my favorite cars as a kid, and I'm glad to have found a nice mint one again.

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Jun 2 2014, 07:11 PM
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Jun 2 2014, 07:08 PM
Awesome scores! I about fell out when I saw the clear window bus, and the SF version is nothing to sneeze at either. You picked some odd and unusual liveries as well on some of the more common castings...good eye!
Like what? The clear window bus was the only one I really noticed as being rare.
The clear window bus is far and away the pick of the litter (and I am no MBX expert), but others that would be at the top of my "odd and obscure" list would be the SF bus, the gray wheel Aston Martin, the two Virgin Airways liveried cars, the Cosworth Escort is an odd tampo, the Duckham's Skodas are not common in the states, and the Quadtrack Jeep is an unusual livery.

These are my opinions based on my experience...your mileage may vary. :)
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