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    I love them old Virgil Exner designs! I guess it helps I once had a '62 New Yorker moredoor.

    And I am a BIG fan of the Ertl American Muscle series in 1/64. For a series more than 20 years old now, they still hold their own against the better detailed models with accurate scale hitting the scene in the last few years. (HO scale has had high detail for a LONG time, 1/64 is finally catching up! And its about time!)

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    Despite being so much older, I prefer this to the newer 300 from M2, which is the only one I have. The gold trim of mine, being as it is a chase, takes it down a notch. I finally decided I had to actually like it if I came across a chase.


    • #3
      I remember when the ERTL American Muscle Cars came out and I picked up two or three and got a rather large glare from my wife when she saw the price and asked when my little toy cars started costing more than a buck? It was a little surprising as she was used to me adding many ERTL farm pieces to my collection which cost more than a dollar but think it was just her way of commenting on the cost of my collection just like I did with some of the things she collected in those days. I want to say the hardware store in one of the nearby towns still has a couple of the Pontiac models on their shelf - think they had them price at $9.99 which is most likely why they have sat there all these years.


      • #4
        I would choose the ERTL AM offering over both HWs and M2 Machine's efforts. 20+ years later the ERTL line still more than holds its own versus newer models. Back on Swifty's Garage I posted up a comparison thread between the three companies now nearing 9 years ago.

        The 1957 Chrysler 300C was an absolutely beautiful car and has become an iconic model from the 1950s. Utilizing an optional 390 horsepower Hemi, the 3