It is always a joy to showcase another Tomica Limited Vintage.
When I started buying TLV’s, I created a rule that if I wanted a particular casting, I would buy only one color of that model, and not try to get all versions. I also imposed a rule that I would stick to what I assumed TLV does best: Japanese cars.
I am usually very good about sticking to my self-imposed rules. But TLV’s have proven to be my #1 nemesis. I own multiple versions of certain castings, and I just recently broke my second rule of Japanese cars only.
But you tell me what I am supposed to do when TLV produces not one, but two absolutely stunning German models, the Porsche 911 and 912, both from an era that I consider to be Porsche’s finest.
Of course design-wise there is very little difference between the 911 and 912, so in a lot of ways I am breaking both rules. The difference was the 912 was the entry level Porsche with a 4-cylinder engine. So most of the difference was under the hood, and not terribly relevant to a 1:64 diecast car.
But I have two 912’s and two 911’s in my possession, so I am a rule breaker through and through. But who can blame me? The mid-60’s 911 is my favorite Porsche of all time, and I am thrilled to see it here in near perfect form…
Tomica Limited Vintage Porsche 912 in red:
With the TLV Porsche 911: