The Germans

Porsche 959

Car: Porsche 959 (Matchbox, 1/56, 1986) Fact: Homologated Group C rally car. Won Dakar. Me: Early nineties Made...

Volkswagen Transporter

Car: Volkswagen Transporter (more specifically Volkswagen Camper, according to Matchbox, n° 34) Fact: Type 2 (T1)....

Opel Kadett GSi – Vauxhall Astra GTE

Car: Opel Kadett GSi / Vauxhall Astra GTE (Matchbox, 1/57, 1985) Fact: The European Kadett name...

BMW 323i Cabriolet

Car: BMW 323i Cabriolet (Matchbox, 1/58, 1985) Fact: This generation of 3-series (1982-1993) was less heavy...

Porsche Boxster

Car: Porsche Boxster (Majorette, n° 219/220) Fact: BOXer engine for a Porsche roadSTER. Me: Late noughties? Made in:...

The French

Renault 25

Car: Renault 25 (Majorette, n° 222, 1/63, Copyright Renault 1985) Fact: All 25's were built in...

Peugeot Quasar

Car: Peugeot Quasar (Matchbox, 1/57, 1986) Fact: Concept car, futuristic and really visionary. Presented at the...

Peugeot 205 GTI

Car: Peugeot 205 (Majorette, n° 281/210, 1/53) Fact: Very popular. More than 5 million 205's were...

Renault Clio

Car: Renault Clio (Majorette, n° 270, 1/53, Copyright Renault 1990) Fact: European Car of the Year...

Citroën Visa Chrono

Car: Citroën Visa Chrono (Majorette, n° 201, 1/52) Fact: Small Citroën; the Chrono had four-wheel drive....

The Italians

Ferrari Testarossa

Car: Ferrari Testarossa (Matchbox, 1/59, 1986) Fact: First models were controversial due to the single high...

Alfa Romeo SZ

Car: Alfa Romeo SZ (Matchbox, 1/56, 1991) Fact: SZ, from Sprint Zagato. Me: 1992 or 1993? Made in:...

Fiat Abarth

Car: Fiat Abarth (Matchbox, 1/63, 1982). The car was actually called Fiat 131 Abarth as...

Lancia A112 – Autobianchi A112

Car: Autobianchi A112 - Lancia A112 (Majorette, n° 270, 1/53) Fact: Brand name steadily changed into...

Fiat Ritmo

Car: Fiat Ritmo (Majorette, n° 239, 1/53) Fact: First car almost entirely built by robots. Handbuilt...

The Americans

Chevrolet Corvette

Car: Chevrolet Corvette (Majorette, n° 215 (268), 1/57) Fact: C4. Me: Early nineties. Made in: N/A

Dodge Caravan

Car: (1984) Dodge Caravan (Matchbox, 1/60, 1983) Fact: Usually known as Chrysler Voyager in Western Europe Me:...

Dodge Challenger

Car: Dodge Challenger (Matchbox, n° 1, 1975) Fact: This is a pony car. First generation. Me: Early...

Sterling – Rover 800

Car: Sterling / Rover 800 (Matchbox, 1/60, 1987) Fact: Called Sterling in the USA; Rover 800...

Plymouth Gran Fury

Car: Plymouth Gran Fury (Matchbox, n°10, 1979) (black one); Plymouth Gran Fury (Matchbox, 1979) (blue...

The Japanese

Datsun 126X

Car: Datsun 126X (Matchbox, n° 33, 1973, patent n° 1238027) Fact: First Nissan concept car (labeled...

Datsun 260 Z

Car: Datsun 260 Z (Majorette, n° 229, 1/60) Fact: Before Datsun became Nissan. Me: Early eighties. Made in:...

Nissan 300 ZX Turbo

Car: Nissan 300 ZX Turbo (Majorette, n° 214, 1/62) Fact: Edition Z31. Me: Early nineties? Made in: N/A

Honda Prelude

Car: Honda Prelude (Majorette, n° 252, 1/56) Fact: The Prelude preceded the Concerto. Me: Ostend, 1991? Made in:...

Toyota Celica 2.0 GT

Car: Toyota Celica 2.0 GT (Majorette, n° 249, 1/58) Fact: This generation of Celica won the...

The British

Opel Vectra – Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 2000

Car: Opel Vectra / Vauxhall Cavalier (Matchbox, 1/59, 1989) Fact: Called Cavalier in the UK as...

Opel Kadett GSi – Vauxhall Astra GTE

Car: Opel Kadett GSi / Vauxhall Astra GTE (Matchbox, 1/57, 1985) Fact: The European Kadett name...

Sterling – Rover 800

Car: Sterling / Rover 800 (Matchbox, 1/60, 1987) Fact: Called Sterling in the USA; Rover 800...

Austin FX4

Car: Austin FX4 (Corgi) Fact: The London Taxi. No one knows the Austin FX4, but we...

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Car: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (Matchbox, n° 39, 1979) Fact: Had a hydropneumatic suspension, licensed from Citroën. Me:...

The Swedish

Volvo 244 DL

Car: Volvo 244 DL (Playart) Fact: Featured Volvo's iconic crumple zones, which improved overall safety. Me: Mid...

Volvo 760

Car: Volvo 760 (GLE) (Matchbox, 1/62, 1986) Fact: Erich Honecker had a long version of the...

Saab 9000 Turbo

Car: Saab 9000 Turbo (Matchbox, 1/60, 1987) Fact: Shares a platform with the Lancia Thema, Alfa...

Volvo 480 ES

Car: Volvo 480 ES (Matchbox, 1/57, 1987) Fact: You can buy one for less than 2000...

The Others

Hot Rod Draguar

Car: Hot Rod Draguar (Matchbox, n° 38, 1970) Fact: Modified Jaguar for drag racing. Me: Inherited. Made in:...

Mustang Piston Popper

Car: Mustang Piston Popper (Matchbox, n° 10, 1973) Fact: I don't want to add this bizarre...

Skoda 130 LR

Car: Skoda 130 LR (Matchbox, 1/57, 1986) Fact: Well. The 130's results in the World Rally...