Do you own your own car? For me the answer is Yes; I do now and I love that it is possible. Now by owning your own car I am not referring to the car in your driveway and whether it is owned, financed, borrowed or otherwise. What I am talking about is your pride and joy in your driveway and do you own the miniature version of it in scaled diecast.
Over the years like many people I have owned a variety of cars and I would love to have a diecast example of each. I think it would make a great display in my model room, my own vehicle history in small scale but as we all know it is not always possible to have a diecast replica of our cars. My first car was a Chrysler Centura and to my knowledge that particular car has never been produced by anyone in any scale but my latest pride & joy is an FPV Pursuit Ute from Australia, thankfully Ford Australia when contacted; happily provided me with the total production numbers and it is then that I found out that my particular model in the colour and trim combination that I have purchased was only produced a grand total of just 13 times, with other specifications (that cannot be seen in a diecast model) it is one of only two cars of this specification in the world.
Now with those figures in mind I was sure that it would be impossible to ever own my car in miniature, OK maybe I could get the same model but to find it in the same colour and trim as my own just will not happen, or will it?
Just arrived from an eBay seller in Australia is an exact replica in 1/43 scale of my car and in the right colour and trim combination and I could not be happier. I thought the chances were impossible but it is here. Thanks to Classic Carlectables I now own my car in a fantastically detailed 1/43 scaled version and so now I have one in the driveway and another in my toy room.
So what about you, do you own your car? or is it just impossible.