Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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Gigantic, brilliant off road and highly impractical in an urban environment, and an absolute gas guzzler. I love it.

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I don’t really need to introduce this one.

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This remains the ultimate goal of many wealthy folks in Sri Lanka; owning one would display their wealth on a very clear scale, as this happens to be a tax magnet and the OTR price can be more than three-fold the CIF value of the car. Not to mention maintaining one would probably be cost the same as buying a small car in itself. Getting a die cast is (as with virtually any car at this point) is the closest to owning one.

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Bashing aside, the VDJ200 keeps the Land Cruiser as one of the most gracefully evolving models, there is a clear sense of family DNA from the 80 series to this. In fact the VDJ is a facelift of the J200 that debuted way back in 2007, and J200 itself was not too different from the J100. Sadly there are very few replicas of the VDJ available at the moment, (only one to my knowledge) and it happens to be this 1/30 color sample from Toyota. It is almost proportionately expensive to its actual representation, but you get exceptional detailing inside and out.

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