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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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My top 10 Value Village finds so far...

These are my favourite discoveries so far from the Value Village junk yard & used car emporium.

1. Blue '64 Impala - condition: Like new! Driven only on Sunday by a little old lady! Chrome and body paint are like new!

2. Pearl white '62 Chevy Impala "Bubble Top" - Condition: Daily driver with a few miles on her but never raced.

3. '64 Impala Yellow Taxi Hot Rod - Condition: Several hundred thousand miles with some body paint and tampo wear but still a smooth ride.

4. '67 Chevelle SS 396 in yellow w/black stripes - Condition: This car has seen a few street drag races and has the wear to prove it. Still has a few races in her though.

5. '65 Mustang in lime green w/black & gold stripes on the hood and trunk - Condition: Show room! This car was obviously never driven and if it was it may have been for a test drive.

6. '77 Pontiac Firebird T-Top in beautiful dark metallic blue with orange flames, orange tinted windows and red wheel rims - Condition: Extremely low mileage. Never winter driven. Paint and tampos are excellent! Car is FAST!

7. '72 Gran Torino Sport in dark blue with chrome interior and white pin striping. Also features the Milodon logo on the sides - Condition: Another low mileage vehicle which was obviously used for special events.

8. '55 Chevy in metallic pink with black tinted windows - Condition: Car has seen some racing. Most of the paint is good with dings in the front end from drafting too close bumping. The blue flame tampos are worn but the "55 Chevy" side tampos are still there.

9. '32 Ford Flying Aces black with the "Handy Eagle's​ 1" on the roof and "Eagle Squadron" with the Hot Wheels Eagle logo on the sides - Condition: Amazing! Again excellent condition and barely driven. Also features red rims and red tinted windows.

10. Mini Cooper S Challenge orange with orange and white stripes​, checker board stripes along the sides. No.1 tampos on both sides - Condition: Another fine low mileage car with little to no wear and quite fast! Perfect for commuting!

I hope you enjoyed this little review from my garage and thanks for indulging me.
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Awesome top 10 cars you found and you reviewed congrats.
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Awesome top 10 cars you found and you reviewed congrats.
Thanks! Out of about 80 cars I have bought from there 30 or so are Hot Wheels that I plan on keeping. The rest are a mix of other 1:64 non Hot Wheels diecast vehicles. I will post about them in the other sub-forums.
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I really like the way you described each casting.
Nicely done.
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"describe" with photos is easier to understand
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"describe" with photos is easier to understand
Sadly I don't have a camera at this time but I hope to remedy it soon! These cars are too nice not to share with photos.
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Here are some photos as promised.

'64 Impala


'62 Chevy Bubble Top


Mini Cooper S Challenge


'55 Chevy


'32 Ford






More to come...
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'72 Gran Torino Sport


'77 Pontiac Firebird T-Top


'64 Impala Taxi


'67 Chevelle SS 396
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'65 Mustang



The '64 Impala from another angle.

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Awesome photos congrats.
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That 55 Chevy might be an early Color Changer.
Try putting it in the freezer for a bit.
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That 55 Chevy might be an early Color Changer.
Try putting it in the freezer for a bit.
I just did as you suggested but no color change. I think this car was made in 2001 and is one of the last using the 1982 casting.
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I just did as you suggested but no color change. I think this car was made in 2001 and is one of the last using the 1982 casting.
You might be correct.
After looking at Hot Wheels Wki, it looks like it might be a 2001.
It doesn't say if it was from a 5 pack or track set.
Still a nice find no matter what.
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Did you try warm water to see if it would chang back to the original color?
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Did you try warm water to see if it would chang back to the original color?
I put it in the freezer for 20 mins and after about 20 min it was the same color. As it warmed up it never changed color. The base is unpainted metal so I don't think I'll be dipping it in water...lol. I am just happy I got any 55 Chevy regardless if it changes colors or not.
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