Are you planning to start collecting branded miniature cars? In reality, there are no hard and fast rules for starting a car collection. However, there are a number of aspects that must be analyzed taking into account your preferences and the processes for carrying out your project. Find out how to properly start a collection of branded cars.
Which car to start a collection?
You can start your collection with older vehicles, starting with a vintage miniature car from the 1950s. Indeed, to be considered a collector’s car, motor vehicles must be 30 years old. You can also opt for limited production cars like the pre-war “Type 22” delivery van from Dinky Toys.
You can also favor models from the 90s for your collection. Among such vehicles you can find 1993 Porsche 911/964 Turbo 3.6L, 1993 Porsche 911/964 Turbo 3.6L, Mc Laren MP4 / 5B A. Senna World Champ. 1990. There are many others still which, thanks to their aspects, will suit you for your cluster.
We cannot forget the 1971 FIAT Iava 128 TV orange 4-door sedan or the Tomica Nissan Fairlady Z432. These 70s vehicles can also be a great start to your collection.
What are the old miniature cars that are increasing in value?
Older cars are gaining more and more valuation in the collector’s market. Indeed, you can find in the batch of the old models having the most values are:
- The 1967 Mercedes Benz 230SL sold at auction in 1999 for € 6,392
- The Opel Diplomat from 1966, valued at around € 7,500
- A pre-war ‘Type 22’ delivery van from Dinky Toys, with the name of London Cycling firm W. E Boyce, sold for € 26,000
- Corgi Toys Police Car auctioned off on Catawiki for € 305
How to store and store your vintage miniature cars?
If you set out to collect miniature cars, you must ensure that you store them in a suitable place. To do this, you can opt for spacious display cases or shelves. In the latter case, you will need to make sure that they are cleaned often to prevent dust from settling on them.
You must also ensure that the cars are stored in such a way that there is a space between them. This will save the likely scratches. Remember to also store them away from sunlight without exposing them to heat.
How to maintain your mini cars?
For the maintenance of your miniature cars, you will need to clean them regularly. Indeed, you must use products such as wax, varnish, a cloth preferably in microfibers, etc. You can also use the protective bags for the maintenance of your mini cars.
In addition, you can use a cotton swab previously wet to polish the interior of your model cars. You can finish the maintenance by using a product to polish the body of your cars.