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Finally got around to taking some pictures of my Sunstar Morris Minor. Upstairs Guy and Girl are pretty proud of it. :D 

I chose the lilac 1,000,000th edition because it seems like a colour a woman of independent means and slight eccentricity would have chosen in 1960's San Francisco. 

"The Great Aunt purchased it in 1961, when it was released in only one colour (lilac) to celebrate the 1 millionth morris rolling off the assembly line. It's sat under covers in the garage since she stopped driving in her early 80's."


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How cute! Perfect size. I've been window shopping around eBay for a 1:12 car for a doll scene I want to do. Quickly got sticker shock! 

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I love your photo! And its a family heirloom! Hubby and I priced a 1/6 scale Aston Martin for James Bond a long time ago and it was as much as a real life used car, LOL.

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Sweet ride ya got there.  The details and the fit/finish seem to be superb. 

Also the upstairs guy and gal need names I think :cheezy:are they special 1:12 models?  At first I thought they were barbie like but that would make them too big. 

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5 hours ago, WyckedWood said:

How cute! Perfect size. I've been window shopping around eBay for a 1:12 car for a doll scene I want to do. Quickly got sticker shock! 

I know! They are expensive. I hunted for a long time and finally found this one on German Ebay for under $100 with shipping that wouldn't bankrupt me. The lilac ones are always cheaper.. another reason for the colour choice. :D 

 

5 hours ago, Debora59 said:

I love your photo! And its a family heirloom! Hubby and I priced a 1/6 scale Aston Martin for James Bond a long time ago and it was as much as a real life used car, LOL.

Tell me about it Debora! 1:12 cars are expensive enough, I can't imagine what a 1:6 Aston costs! :eek:

5 hours ago, Monica_the_haunted said:

That car is SWEET!!

Thanks Monica!

4 hours ago, Mid-life madness said:

This picture and its story makes me smile!

Me too Carrie! :) 

3 hours ago, pgwyn said:

Great car!  They seemed very pleased.

They are Patti. :D 

3 hours ago, NellBell said:

So cute 

Thanks Nell. :) 

 

3 hours ago, Keifer said:

Sweet ride ya got there.  The details and the fit/finish seem to be superb. 

Also the upstairs guy and gal need names I think :cheezy:are they special 1:12 models?  At first I thought they were barbie like but that would make them too big. 

So Upstairs Guy and Gal are nameless in a TV character naming convention kind of way. "The Adjectival Man" eg "The Cigarette smoking man" in the X-Files :D I just can't bring myself to name them.. much like the tenant of the basement apartment. They are all 1:12 Ball jointed dolls from Ebay. They are quite realistic and have all their ummm parts.:eek:. so I wouldn't recommend them for children.:noway:

Sunstar 1:12 Models are incredibly detailed. They have windows that wind up and down, working sunshades, the engine has a battery and a lot of other parts (Hi, girl here :wave:) There is even a spare tire and tool kit in the trunk. :) The seats fold forward to access the backseats and the steering wheel turns, turning the front wheels.  There are lots more features, too many to mention here. :) 

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I really love this...I could never do model cars...THIS is wonderful and the people too.  GREAT STORY.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

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I missed this picture when you posted it.  So glad you found your heirloom car, and it sounds like it's an incredible one at that.  A spare tire and tool kit in the trunk?  Wow!   Love your description of it and the upstairs couple.  :)

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On ‎30‎/‎01‎/‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎14‎:‎19‎, Debsrand56 said:

I missed this picture when you posted it.  So glad you found your heirloom car, and it sounds like it's an incredible one at that.  A spare tire and tool kit in the trunk?  Wow!   Love your description of it and the upstairs couple.  :)

Thanks Deborah.. I may name the Great Aunt. Because she's imaginary/dead.. lol.. I was thinking Aunt Adaline. I like the name Adaline because I love the movie Age of Adaline. I think it's set in San Francisco too. :) Plus I'm always up for a bit of alliteration. :D 

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I think Aunt Adaline is a perfect name!!!  Love this car - I've also been looking for a 1:12 car......but price...you know!!

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