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I was wondering, if you guys have (as I have) model cars you wont but let them slip away and now you can't get them anymore ?

For me it is the scale 1:18 Ertl 1967 Gold Corvette Coupe chase car.
It was on eBay, i waited it when from $60.00 to $100.00 to ..... and now you can't find it anyware :cry

I also am missing the scale 1:18 UT Pewter Corvette C5 #21005, the last of the UT C5's I need and I can't seem to find one any more.

Also I know about some very special ones that I not even have seen yet or for prices that are way out there
Ertl #7407 1967 white convertible 1 of 500 Mid America
Revell #8755 red 1969 Mid America
Revell #8691 blue 1969 Bloomington Gold

Happy collecting,

Pim
 

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I've been chasing the Autoart CLK LM from Le Mans '98 for about two years now. I've twice been outbid on eBay by $1 and I've searched nearly every model shop I can find on the net for one with no luck.

I will find this beauty one day, but so far this is definiteley "the one that got away" for me.

DF
 
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Hello,

With me I think it applies to any UT Porsche 993 from the mid-late 1990s. I used to see dozens and dozens of them around and always thought that i'd get round to adding a few of them to my collection. I never did, and now the prices have gone through the roof :cry .
Just this week i have managed to buy my 'Holy Grail' model, an Exoto GT40 with Standox paintwork. These are hard to come by in the UK, so as soon as i saw one was available i pounced. I didn't want this one getting away!

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I always wanted to buy an UT Alfa Romeo Martini Version... Found it once at 24 euros! But I waited too long to buy it.... and I lost it, now I am able to find it wayyy higher than that price... and unfortuneately, I dont really like buying from e-bay... So it's gone.... :cry
 
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Too many to list. Mostly, any of the Minichamps Ferrari F1 cars. I only wish that when I was in a hobby shop in Charlotte, NC many years ago that I would've known then what I know now. I keep kicking myself...
 
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Im lucky enough to have picked up every UT Porsche roadcar first time around , but the race versions are a different story .I just got the Naked lady , Repsol and presentation cars but still need the #90 , superflow and Harlequin imsa version to complete the set . It`s very tough going to find them , never mind pay for them , but hopefully someday soon they will be in my display case.
I also missed out on the AUTOart GT3R thinking that there would be plenty around for a long time to come. How wrong I was :nutkick

Others include the UT 78 Vettes and pace car , UT Escort WRC (Kankunnen) and the 2002 Ertl HD F150 pick up(grey version) . I turned them down for some reason or other and really wished I hadnt .
 

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Being in this hobby for awhile I hate to tell you of all the cars I passed on only to regret later :cry :cry :cry

My biggest one I am kicking myself for is the Danbury/Ertl Brawner Hawk :ranting
 
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You have quite a few hard to find wanted cars! I would just keep looking and when one pops up be ready to pour money into it, if you really want it that badly. :cheers
 

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UT Escort Cosworth Michelin Pilot with spot lamps, Malcolm Wilson
UT Escort WRC Repsol, Carlos Sainz
Minichamps Ford RS200 Road Car White
KMD Ixo Transkit 6r4 Rothmans, Billy Coleman
Tamiya 1-24 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Texaco Kit
Tamiya 1-24 Peugeot 205 T16 Kit
 
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I've missed two sofar. One is the white WRC Focus test car (Märtin/Park, Minichamps 1/43), but I'm hoping I can find it. The other one is no-go: there's a Suzuki Ignis kit but it doesn't come with the driver decals I want :cry
 
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1:18 UT Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (metallic blue on beige)

It was a prototype made by UT and they only made 200. They also made a silver-on-red one but I want the blue. I've seen it on eBay once but couldn't afford it at the time. :cry

1:43 ONYX Nissan R390 GT1 LM "Calsonic"

There was one in December that sold for $22 but I didn't bid as I had a lot of $$$ tied up in buying some UT Macs. There was one that just ended at $78US...
 
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UT GT2 Naked Lady. I had the last one in my hand at the shop. $45. Inspected the decals. Perfect. Put it down for just one moment to go look at the other shelves. Came right back to find it in another guy's hand. :cry
 
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