We love stories like this.
Our good friend and Matchbox collector Rob Zurburg finally ended his 14-year search for his holy grail with a lucky ebay find a couple of weeks ago. We asked him to share the story.
And remember, if any of you have a similar story and want to share, please email us at email@example.com. This is one of the best parts of being a collector, and we are very happy to share the story...
My Holy Grail, the Matchbox Motor Trend 1964 ½ Mustang Soft Top, by Rob Zurburg
Back in 1999 Matchbox released a series call Motor Trend Collection. If I remember right there were three waves of this collection which was cancelled after the third wave. The last wave had very limited numbers from what I understand.
I had found play sets from the 70's when I was a child and mint in the box, so I figured I would come across this Mustang with no issue.
This is the fun of collecting. This is an extreme case but it has always been the hunt and the search to find model to complete lines in my collection. I will look at this car every day and smile. My passion always runs deep for the Matchbox brand. The fun is I will always have models and variations to search for. On to the next model.