’64 Pontiac Grand Prix

People from all corners of the earth love this Grand Prix. 

One day, I wondered aloud to Mert, “Why do people love this Grand Prix so much?” But Mert offered few satisfactory answers, at first. He just let me stew in my juices about it all day, the way he does.

Then later on Mert sidled up and asked cryptically, “What do people love as much as this Grand Prix?” Then he sidled away.

I thought about it for a long time then went and found him and said, “Drugs.”

“You are correct,” he said.

And with that we both went over to the Grand Prix and started taking apart its wheel wells, for we figured that somebody must have hidden a large cache of tiny drugs in there.

We didn’t find the drugs, but we did mess up the Grand Prix’s fender a little bit (see photo).

It’s still an impressive car, apparently, because people from all corners of the earth love this Grand Prix.

MATCHBOX LESNEY No. 22 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT • $22 SOLD

’64 Lincoln Continental

You never know what you’re going to get in this business. When Mert popped the trunk on this pretty, 1960s tile bathroom-colored Continental, a dude who was bound and gagged with duct tape and wearing a thong jumped out and ran away. Yikes! Mert was taken aback.

In any case, we cleaned the vehicle of any residue from its potentially very Blue Velvety adventures, and put it on sale for $14.

Mert and I will never get why Lesney made this car with an opening trunk instead of working “suicide doors,” that very thing for which the old Continental is most remembered. If you’re not familiar with “suicide doors” check the placement of the door handles on this model. They don’t make ’em like THAT any more.

This particular model has some visible paint imperfections, especially on the roof, but is still a nice-looking car. Vast swaths of unsullied paint keep this one in the Excellent category.

MATCHBOX LESNEY No. 31 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL – 1964 – EXCELLENT • $14