Assets-Rare die-cast toy cars in high gear

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By Richard Chang NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Boyhood dreams of toy cars that used to cost less than $1 each are now going for enough money to buy the real thing. A Dodge Wreck truck that toy maker Lesney Matchbox put out in 1965 sold for $6,936.38 on eBay (http://www.ebay.com) on Monday. The usual price for this 3-inch die-cast model is about $15. The real truck costs $2,000 to $3,000. So why the big premium? The trademark BP (British Petroleum) green and yellow colors on the eBay ...

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