Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications (September 2003)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #2,047,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #18 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Diecast #514 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Toys & Figurines > Toys #1251 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Automotive > Classic Cars
After waiting for more than 9 months to get this book I was very disappointed after using Cast-car publication by Dan Boyd. The descriptions were very short and in most cases uninformative. I looked up 20 cars immediately from Ertl, Exact detail for Lane, Carousel, and Burago and Supercars (NO AutoArt) only to find 6 out of 20 and these are older than 2001 and could not be found. Very disappointing. All models did not have photos as Cast-Car Publications and the descriptions and details are sketchy or non existent, which is one of the values of the Cast-Car Publication. It does have more 1:18 scale models than any other Manual at this time and the $ VALUES that were assigned I found to be from a little low to extremely low even for an eBay auction. Some of the values assigned to very limited edition cars that even by todays standards are rare or hard to find are lower than what they sold new for and are bringing more than the values given to them in this publication. For example 1969 Grumpy's Toy Camaro SSC, 1969 Yenko Nova #1 Issue, Yenko Camaros #'s 1 & #2 are all listed at a ridiculous $60.00, the GMP Grumpys Toy Nova is also listed at $60.00, and Lanes 1967 Grumpy's Toy is listed as a $60.00 value. I WOULD BUY ANY OF THESE AT THE VALUE STATED IN THIS GUIDE AS MANY AS I COULD GET MY HANDS ON AND MAKE GREAT MARK-UP. WHERE DID THEY GET THESE VALUES??? These are only a few of the many glaring errors I found in an initial 30 minute review. Except for photos in the guide I found it exteremely lacking in why I made the purchase. I'm patiently waiting for the next issue of Cast-car which will include many more manufacturers than just Ertl.
This has to be the worst price guide I have ever seen. Forget about the values not even being close, the Ertl listing has so many errors its pathetic. Several of the cars listed are 1/43, Not 1/18, and are listed as 1/18, colors listed that were never made it goes on and on.Sorry but it just don't cut it.
If you are looking for accuracy this is not the book. The Ertl section has several 1/43 cars listed as 1/18 and many cars that Ertl canceled or changed colors on. Price guides are just that Guides, but this one does not stay uniform on the values, some are actual dealer cost and some way over inflated while most are original retail.
Great book, This is what I have been looking for. I was able to find all of my 1:18 scale cars in this book and put a value on them.
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