Picked up this entire box of vintage Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars for $12 (25 cents each).
There are some really old school diecasts in here, and almost every car pictured above has a metal base.
Here are the oldest two:
Matchbox Dumper Truck and Land Rover Safari. THey're obviously well worn and the LR is missing the top luggage it originally came with, but I still like them a lot.
Matchbox Van and a Hot Wheels truck, not sure what the casting name is on it but it looks like something you'd see terrorists driving around in the middle east:
Hot Wheels 300ZX (still rolls straight and freely!):
Matchbox Porsche 944 Turbo:
Bubble Gunner, Tanker truck, and a Solaire CX4:
'63 Corvette and a '32 Ford Delivery:
Matchbox C4 Corvette and Ford Probe:
Matchbox Ford Skip Truck:
Chevy Pro Stocker (this one is in very good condition, looks like it wasn't played with much):
Matchbox Ford Cortina, Cadillac Alante, and Mercury Sable:
Matchbox Lamborghini Countach and Peugeot Quasar:
Matchbox '84 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z:
Very well-loved 1969 HW casting Ice "T" and a yellow Steam Roller:
Matchbox Buick Le Sabre stock car:
Hot Wheels Hot Bird and '74 Blown Camaro:
Matchbox Golden X:
Made in England, baby! About half of the Matchboxes I got in this lot are:
Matchbox Lesney '57 Thunderbird:
Trio of older Matchbox trucks, from left to right. GMC Wrecker, "Ruff Trek," and a Dodge Dakota:
Hot Wheels mercedes 380 SEL in white, and a well worn and missing-windshield California Custom '64 Mustang:
Matchbox Mark 1 MR2 and a Le Car Rally version:
Matchbox Olds Aerotech:
Hot Wheels Redneck C3, and a Matchbox C3:
Hot Wheels Fiero, and a Matchbox Fiero GT:
Pair of Matchbox Porsche 959s:
Pair of Matchbox Rover Sterlings:
Matchbox School Bus, and a HW Ambulance:
MB Street Sweeper:
Last but not least, after finding this awesome score of cars, I stumbled upon an HO model train scale industrial crane, with working knobs to lift the load and move the crane from side to side. The base of the crane is also on flanged wheels to run along tracks:
The crane was $5. After finding that I called it quits for the day, figuring my luck was going to run out anyway. Questions, comments, requests for more closeups of a particular model, feel free to reply!
EDITED to add: I forgot one car in the lot of 48. Last but not least: the Matchbox Lincoln Town Car!