Ever since the hot wheels nostalgia, Bob has been nudging me over to the toys to poke around and find a car or two to add to the "collection" that started with just one whimsical buy of a 1970 hot purple 'Cuda, because it was the year I was born and because it was so much like one of the cars from my childhood collection.
Whenever Bob goes shopping alone, I am sure to get a prize on his return if he can find another muscle car that I don't have. The rule is it can only be the bottom of line .86 cent ones, and it must be a V-8 two door muscle (or pony) car from 1960 to 1985, before the new generation began in the later 80s.
They are each added to the growing line of muscle mania on my window ledge, 17 now, and they are getting harder to keep of track of.
Herewith, for the smart phone checklist to avoid duplications:
'61 Impala, red
'62 Chevy, yellow
'65 Pontiac GTO, orange with yellow stripes
'66 Ford 427 Fairlane, green
'67 Chevelle SS 396, red
'67 Pontaic GTO, black hot wheels logo
'68 Mercury Cougar, orange
'69 Camaro, black convertible
'69 Dodge Coronet Super Bee, purple
'70 Monte Carlo, purple and black
'70 Plymouth AAR Cuda
'70 Ford Mustang Mach 1, red
'70 Road Runner, yellow
'71 Dodge Demon, blue hot wheels logo
'73 Pontiac Firebird
'85 Chevy Camaro Iroc-Z, black
and in the "one of these things is not like the other" category, the Aston Martin One-77. Although certainly a powerhouse with its V-12, not quite the vintage U.S. muscle I'm collecting, nor what anyone could ever call an "affordable price."