Inspired by Hodinkee’s “Bring a Loupe” series of what vintage watches are on the market, I’ve decided to do a new weekly series of posts highlighting diecast deals I find on eBay.
I’ll include 4-5 listings I come across that are promising. Some will be buy-it-now, and others will be auctions. I will try to include at least one each of 1/43, 1/18, and 1/64.
NOTE: I am not affiliated with any of the listings in any way. I just wanted to raise awareness on some good listings. I will not be bidding or making offers on any of the cars listed.
GMP 1/18 1967 Team Penske Camaro
This looks very promising. The GMP Penske Camaro is a great diecast but chronically overpriced. eBay sellers constantly ask $250+ for this when listing buy-it-now. But when they’re rarely put up for auction, they sell in the $100-$150 range. This one is at $39 with 4 days left and has a healthy 17 watchers, but I would still expect it to sell well below the typical asking price.
Universal Hobbies 1/18 1971 Porsche 917K
The Martini-Rossi 917 is one of the most famous 917s in existence. Unfortunately it’s also rather hard to find in diecast at a lower price point. Norev has produced many 917s in abundance, but for some reason they did a short run of the Martini-Rossi 917. That means one will set you back $120+, nearly as much as the AutoArt and Minichamps version.
The Universal Hobbies car is a good, but not spectacular rendition of the 917, very much like the Norev iteration. With a $38 buy-it-now, this looks like a great deal. Note, it does not come with a box.
Ixo 1/43 1982 Ferrari 512 BB LM Race Car
Replicarz has quite a few 1/43 Ferraris up for auction that haven’t gotten much attention. This is one of my favorites, the wild 512 BB LM fielded by the North American Racing Team. This car isn’t listed often, but the few listings I can find were asking $25 and went unsold. Given the low demand, you could steal this one. It’s sitting at $1.25 with 2 days to go.
Ixo 1/43 2004 Ferrari 575 GTC Race Car
Another Ixo, another Ferrari, another Ixo listing, another great deal! This instantly reminds me of the awesome Hot Wheels casting of this car. It’s sitting at 99 cents with 2 days to go.
Kyosho 1/64 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
This looks to be a classic case of a listing being hampered by bad photography. Kyosho’s 1/64 Daytona is a very nice model that usually sells for twice it’s current bid of $8. And shipping is free! We’ll see if it’s still a deal with 3 days to go.
Hope y’all enjoyed this! If so, I’ll try to make it a weekly installation.