I was 11 in 1993, when I first fell in love with the XJ220. I saw it in a Road and Track article in my school library (yes, school libraries are better with car magazines). I later managed to spot the silver Hot Wheels XJ220 at a grocery store and buy it myself.
Later on, I managed to buy a second hand Sega Genesis with the Sega CD, and the XJ220 game to it.
I used to display this little gem on a clean shelf in my room for years, was my first personal Hot Wheels crush.
Later on in 1999, I bought the Pikes Peak Toyotas. I was just getting to know Toyotas at the time.
Obviously, I didn’t find the correct Celica, but this is what I found back then, and still was happy with my purchases.
Was happy these didn’t get lost. they were tucked into a box I went through recently.
I never really bought a lot of diecast or Hot Wheels through the years. Even now I just grab what I like when picking out stuff for my son, who will be playing with them more in the next year or so.