Vinny's "Used"Cars SPECIAL EDITION

Mint in the Box- Long Term Storage Unit Find.

Unfortunately this collection wasn't stored in a climate controlled environment and sustained mild to moderate "paint rash". We define paint rash as factory imperfections in the diecast elements used to create the body that when exposed to high humidity for long periods of time in their original boxes (maybe the styrofoam has something to do with it? ) manifests itself into tiny blisters.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT MOST PAINT IMPERFECTIONS SUCH AS THESE REQUIRE HIGH INTENSITY LIGHTING TO SEE IT!

 You can find this "diecast chemical compound signature" on virtually any body panel on every diecast model ever produced if you look hard enough. It's looks like a starburst or fan-shaped, raked wet sand effect usually on the hood, roof or trunk lid. Side panels can show these flaws as well but usually in a sporadic pattern. ( that's the best description I can come up with , I'm not a metallurgist). Especially with models that have insufficient primer.....if they used primer at all (West Coast Precision come to mind??). We don't define paint rash as dust or water in the paint lines from the factory as one seller on ebay tries to explain in his listings. None of the models in this collection has broken through mini-cancer or rust blisters which only the truly neglected models will show.

The models from this collection appear to have never been displayed, the paint is glossy, nice boxes, they have all the papers, these are not high mileage ebay models. The models come from the same collector, the box & model condition is pretty consistent throughout each model. Only 1 or 2 old releases stood out as distressed condition.

These can be displayed nicely as "3-footers" & you don't have to concern yourself about paint deterioration for many, many years (if ever in our lifetime) ..if you care for them properly. I have #B11SG66 Franklin Mint 1957 Chevy red hardtops that I purchased new in 1993 with "rash" on the hood and trunk, that's the way they were made from the factory and the models don't look any different today than 20 years ago because they've always been in a closed display case in a spare room, not in the basement or at a U-Store-It facility with no ventilation. Ambitious modelers & do-it-yourselfers can rub out & polish most of these imperfections with polishing compound (Dupont #7), one collector in particular states that when he's through detailing Vinnys Used Cars, the paint looks better new. Only 1 of each listed.

Updated 4/24/14

Danbury Mint

Year

Make

Model

Color

Part #

Price
1931 Chevy Pickup Blue 315M $35 SOLD
1957 Chevy Cameo Pickup Red/White 318M $25
1968 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 Red 939M $20
1969 Chevy Yenko Nova 427 Green 1451M $95 SOLD
1970 Chevy Yenko Nova Deuce 350 Blue 1452M $95 SOLD
1958 Chrysler 300D Coupe Red 1237M $70 SOLD
1929 Dodge Pickup Blue 923M $25 SOLD
1956 Ford F-100 Pickup Vermillion 509M $20
1958 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Monarch Blue 1392M $45
1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop Burgundy 516M $45
1967 Ford Mustang Convertible Candy Apple Red 1534M $60
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Black 1322M $85
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Ltd Ed Galleon Gold 1421M $70
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible LtdEd Twilight Blue 1434M $145 SOLD
1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible Sno-White 1554M $115
1964 Mustang Convertible THE BIG ONE White 1510M $1,964.50

Franklin Mint

Year

Make

Model

Color

Part #

Price
1967 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray L88 1:12 Red/Black ZB79 $325
1968 Chevy Chevelle Convertible LtdEd Tripoli Turquoise E268 $70
1969 Chevy COPO Camaro LtdEd Garnet Red/White E267 $70
1970 Chevy El Camino SS396 Burnt Sienna E510 $75 SOLD
1970 Chevy Chevelle 454 Blue WA34 $40 SOLD
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Yellow WH07 $40 SOLD
1940 Packard Darrin LtdEd Cubana Tan E269 $110
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Coupe Plum Crazy WZ60 $30 SOLD
1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible LtdEd Black D022 $45

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Other Vinny's Used Cars

(These are not a part of the storage-find listings above)

Brand

Year

Make

Model

Color

Part #

Price
DM 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Reef Blue 201M $25
DM 1955 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon Turquoise 321M $35
DM 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible LtdEd Grecian Gray 1586M $120
Unique 1963 Chevy Corvette Coupe Red 18710 $25
DM 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Coupe Dusk Blue Metallic 1560M $195
DM 1925 Ford Model T Touring LtdEd Black 1284M $70
DM 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster Tan/Black 504M $10
FM 1933 Ford Dillinger's Deluxe Tudor Black YF78 $50
DM 1955 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniv. Yellow 1389M $105
DM 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Black/White 511M $25
DM 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible White 515M $5
FM 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Special Version Faded Yellow WH07_S $200
CMC 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Two Tone Maroon M016-A $225
Kader 1958 Red Flag CA770 Black RF770 $135
DM 1949 Mercury Convertible LtdEd Maroon 1346M $75
DM 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 40th Anniv. Carousel Red 1700M $149
DM 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Gold/White 841M $10

 

Vinny's Buyers Policy


The descriptions used on "Vinny's" are not to be confused with other pages on the PhillyMint site or other diecast sites on the internet. Models on Vinny's that are listed with defects are distressed and sold as-is. Models without defects listed are #1 First Quality New or Mint minus paperwork or when noted, styrofoam box only, missing outside box (FM shipping sleeve).  

 The descriptions such as mint, excellent; etc, are used to describe the overall condition of the model WITHOUT THE FLAWS spelled out in the condition column. Obviously a model described as mint, with a broken mirror is not  mint. But by the same token a model played with in the neighbors sandbox is distressed but not to the same degree.  You should have a pretty good idea of the overall condition WITHOUT the defects. ALL "Vinny" SELECTIONS  LISTED ARE NON-RETURNABLE and are sold AS IS. We do our best to describe whatever imperfections or defects that may be present. However, if you discover a defect that we may have missed,  the model is  NOT RETURNABLE-SOLD AS IS, NO EXCEPTIONS, NO UPS DAMAGE CLAIMS. We carefully bubble wrap models that don't have the original box.  We then double-box. Models are sold without papers unless noted .

M or MIB-Mint: Like new as if purchased direct from the manufacturer in the year it was released.

E- Excellent: Always cared for and displayed correctly. Covered or protected, no dust, defects or signs of wear. May need  light cleaning because of display “film” caused by a non-airtight display. Acceptable to most all collectors and diecast enthusiasts.

G- Good: A former"dust car" that may need cleaning and detailing. Minor repair may have been done correctly. A presentable model with all the correct parts.

D- Distressed: Missing parts or damaged. Some can be displayed, others for parts only.


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