Maybe this is where my love for vintage automobiles first started? I spent many hours as a child driving these cars over imaginary roads and bridges, imitating the automobile-oriented culture that I grew up in. My mom had the prescience to save these toys long after I had moved on and forgotten about them. They’ve been gathering dust for over 50 years now, but these cheap little metal vehicles are some of my most prized possessions. Clockwise from upper left – 1963 Jeep Willys truck, 1957 BMW Isetta, 1960 Fiat 600, 1960 Ford Fairlane.