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Don't think this has been done before - However, I am working on a project for another article I am helping a friend compile. Part of that article references the top Manf and their top castings/versions.

I wanted to see what everyone thinks is the top 10, 7, 5 or whatever - I will compile based on response and certainly post here -

AGAIN - simple rules - Must be a specific version and NOT a blanket casting, must be cars released - nothing up-n-coming. In other words not just the 57 nomad but WHICH 57 nomad.

I will start with my top castings:

1. 70 Dodge Challenger Pace Car
2. Nash Bridges Cuda
3. Tow Truck - original CG Red Version
4. 350Z - blue or silver NEW CARS versions
5. Karman Ghia - orig Red/wht top

Yours???
 

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1. CG 15 '73 Firebird
2. CG Shelby Cobra Daytona
3. CG 17 '82 Porsche 911
4. '68 Camaro-Culture Art R3
5. Blue 350 Z
6. MC 5 R4 Blue '69 GTO Judge
7. CG 21 Toronado
8. CG 14 AC Cobra Terlingua
9. Firebirds R1 '79 Tenth anniv. trans am or the blue one.(With rubber tires)
10. CG 19 Tucker Torpedo
 

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#1 Rebel Rods Silver Chrome Boss-A-Nova
#2 Club Member's green '70 Chevelle
#3 Munster's Koach
#4 Lightning Speed '67 Camaro SS Convertible
#5 Art Cars 1934 Ford Victoria
 

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I alwayts thought that some of the best cars that JL did were the cars the other manufacturers don't touch - the so called odd ball castings that don't play to the young kids. Honestly when I see something, other than the current popular car hanging on the pegs, it makes me smile. I mean, common an 1987 Buick Regal - that's what makes JL popular.

#1 CG Lincoln Futura
#2 CG F-350 Tow Truck
#3 Muscle Cars '62 BelAir
#4 CG Tucker Torpedo
#5 CG Nash Metropolitain
 

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#1 Herbie
(Of course that is just me... ;) )
#2 Karman Ghia (mentioned above)
#3 Slot cars. All of them
#4 Single cab bus
#5 Kubelwagen
Nuff said'
 

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1) Street Freak 443-03 1965 Chevy Nova (Red/Open Mill)
2) Street Freak 443-03 1970 Cuda (Purple/Open Mill)
3) CG LE 404-05 1940 Willys (Metallic Ruby Red)
4) CG 13 Orange 1968 Chevy Camaro RS/SS (Orange/ Open Mill)
5) CG 22 1967 Chevy Camaro (Black)
6) SF ZINGER 375-10 "CamARROW" ( Metallic Lime Green)
7) Muscle Cars USA 205-05 1971 Dodge Challenger (Black)
8) SF ZINGER 375-08 "Lightning Strike" Chevelle (Maroon)
9) Muscle Cars USA 205-06 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu (Red)
10) Muscle Cars USA 205-06 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 340 (Blue)
 

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I have to mention the Assassin, from the 1st Speed Racer series, along with some of the other specialty cars, such as the Root Beer Wagon, Boothill Express, Dick Dastardly's Mean Machine, Supercar, etc. It's just neat that somebody makes this stuff.

For real cars, I like the land yachts of the days before emission controls and safety features, like those in American Chrome, Tri-Chevy, Muscle Car USA, and Classic (Chevy, Mustang, Corvette, Camaro, Gold). I guess I haven't really been very specific in narrowing it down, which might explain why I have so many little cars.

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too tough to call. Just cannot pick ten out of the many great ones that have been offered.
I like 'em all!


 

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In no particular order:

1966 Dodge Charger Muscle Cars V Release 2 (silver-blue)
1969 Shelby GT-500 Mustangs II Release 3 (blue)
1959 DeSoto Fireflite Mopar Or No Car Release 1 (white with blue roof)
1969 Plymouth Barracuda Pony Power 5 pack (blue)
1969 Chevy Camaro convertible Projects In Progress (multi-colored)
1969 Dodge Daytona Mopar Muscle Release 4 (turquoise)
1954 Nash Metropolitan Black With Flames (black...with flames)
1974 Dodge Monaco American Blue Release 3 (white Chicago PD)
1948 Tucker Classic Gold 19 (Waltz Blue)
1984 Ford Thunderbird Stock Car Legends (white #21 Buddy Baker)

Interestingly, I don't even own all of these cars.
 

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Egads and Gadzzzzzooookkkkssss!!

Sorry, my finger began to stutter.

Top Ten Die Cast:


1. Shelby Cobra / Classic Gold S16
2. 67' Pontiac GTO / Classic Gold S6
3. 67' 427 Corvette / Classic Custom Corvettes S1
4. Flathead Flyer / Hot Rods S5
5. 57' Chevy Conv. / James Bond S2
6. 69' Copo Camero /Camero Collection S1
7. WWII Panther Tank /Military Muscle S1
8. Silver P-51 Mustang /Military Muscle S2
9. Mach IV /Speed Racer 2000 (Mail In Offer)
10.Batmobile /Kit
 

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CG Lincoln Futura
Hot Rod Studebaker Golden Hawk
CG VW Karmann Ghia
BWF Nash Metropolitan
AG '69 Chevy Camaro
Muscle Cars USA 70 Yenko Nova :thumbsup:
 

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1. Hot Rod mag 66 Oldsmobile Toronado (aqua -love the color)
2. Muscle Cars V R4 Chevelle SS 454 (metallic brown)
3. Mopar or No Car R1 59 Desoto (blue/white)
4. Muscle Cars V R4 69 GTO Judge (blue)
5. Super 70s R2 76 Cutlass Supreme (mahogany)
6. Classic Gold Lincoln Futura
7. Muscle Cars V R2 66 Dodge Charger (lt blue)
8 Firebirds R2 78 Firebird (red)
9 Classic Gold 71 Pontiac Grand Prix (black)
10 Muscle Cars IV R4 67 442 (white)
 

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In no particular order,

Studebaker Golden Hawk
Kubelwagen
350Z
Karmann Ghia
'32 Ford Roadster (with hood, without fenders)
'69 GTO
'62 Bel Air
Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger
'62 Belvedere/Fury
'61 Catalina/Ventura
 

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1.MC 5- R4 69 GTO Judge, blue.
2.MC 5- R(?) 69 Camaro convertible, red w/white interior.
3.MC 4- R3(?) 68 Firebird 350, blue w/black top.
4.MC 3- 67 GTO(any color).
5.MC 3- 71 GTO Judge(any color).
6.Firebirds series 2- 78 Firebird(red or silver. If I had to pick one, silver).
7.CG 15(?)- 73 Firebird, white.
8.Holiday 2003 70 Chevelle SS 396.
9.Holiday 2001 68 Cougar.
10.Firebirds series 2 68 Firebird 350, yellow. This one would be my number 1 if not for the incorrect addition of the 67 only side vent windows by JL.
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For me...top 5:


Hot Rod series red 57 Chevy Bel Air
Super Chevy series 57 Chevy Nomad
VW II VW Karman Ghia
CG 19 Nash Metro
Motor Trend Studebaker Golden Hawk



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---Matty (mattywhelz)
 
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