The RALPH DREXEL COLLECTION ONLINE: Part 8
This is the final auction in this series and features an excellent collection of model cars including scale examples made by Burago, Corgi, Franklin Mint, Hotwheels, Matchbox, Norev, Solido, Tomica, Vitesse, amongst others.
Professor Ralph Drexel has been a passionate collector of model cars, kits and automobilia for most of his adult life. He has amassed a monumental collection, covering almost every make and model from classics to contemporary.
BRUMM: 1:43 group of model cars including Cyclecar 1922 Stanford (8) – metallic brown; and, 1950 Porsche 356 Cabriolet (118) – black; and, 1955 Lancia B24 Spider (131) – black. All mint in original perspex display box. (25 items)
Est: $250 - $450
BURAGO: 1:24 group of model cars including SAAB 900 Turbo (9107); and, Ferrari 126 K Turbo (6101); and, Ferrari Testa Rossa (1507). All mint in original cardboard packaging. (16 items)
Est: $100 - $150
CORGI: Early 1970s group of ‘Whizzwheels’ emergency vehicles All mint in original yellow & red windowed box with original cardboard packing display. Very slight damage to some of the boxes. (5)
Est: $400 - $500
CORGI: Late 1960s to early 1970s group of model cars with ‘Take-Off Wheels’ and ‘Golden Jacks’ All mint in original yellow and blue windowed boxes. (7 items)
Est: $500 - $700
DINKY: 1950s group of military vehicles including Army Water Tanker (643); and Armoured Personnel Carrier (676); and, Scout Car (673). Most mint, all in original yellow cardboard boxes. (8 items)
Est: $600 - $800
HOTWHEELS: 1972 very rare Redline Rear Engine Mongoose (5699) – Blue. This model is mint and unopened in original flame blister pack.
Est: $800 - $1,000