to my shame, i shoplifted or stole dozens of these cars as a child.
it was a bad combination of poverty and greed.
this went on for a few years.
i had to have every single one.
but these are the ones i never forgot.
my absolute favourites.
to my shame, i tried to custom paint my hot wheels with model paint.
it looked terrible so i soaked them in paint thinner.
the plastic hot-wheels dissolved and disintegrated.
needless to say the cars were ruined.