Here’s my first ever Treasure Hunt, the Hot Wheels Classic Packard.

This was back when TH’s were the same castings as $uper TH’s, just without the Spectraflame and Real Riders. I vividly remember when and where I found this one, and it was shortly after I started collecting diecast. I had stopped by my local Walmart after school to look for cars when I found this one on the pegs, easily recognizable by the green T-Hunt border on the card. I thought nothing of the casting at the time, but I got it because it was a ‘Hunt. Little did I know that it would be my favorite of the few TH’s I have in my collection.

Carrying this and a couple other Matchboxes in hand, a red Evora and lavender XK120, I made my way past the video game section en route to the checkout. That’s when some random dude spotted this in my hand and asked to buy it, exclaiming “Where did you find it?!?!? I was looking for that one!!!” I replied with a, “uhh...no thanks. I’m keeping this.” and went on with my business.

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To this day, I still have no idea whether he was serious about buying it or just testing to see if I was a scalper. And I frankly still have no idea what this car is. I can’t imagine anyone getting all emotional over a regular TH. Either way, he wasn’t having it. This one’s a keeper.

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