In honor of Tomica's 40th anniversary
, jeweler Ginza Tanaka has produced a one-of-a-kind replica of the toymaker's die-cast 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432
(the Z432 was a Japan-only model powered by the same S20 inline-6 used in the C10 Skyline GT-R
). Unlike anything Tomica sells to the public, "toy" is made of platinum – including its exquisitely-detailed box. If it were to be made available for purchase (it isn't), it's estimated worth is around $80,000. Japanese Nostalgic Car
jokes in its headline that even at that price, it's still less than what one would pay for a real
Z432, given their rarity
and desirability (a total of 420 cars were produced between 1969 and 1973). As for this platinum bauble? It's being publicly shown at the Hong Kong International Jewelery Show this month, after which it heads back to Japan for next month's Osaka Tomica Fair.
[Source: Japanese Nostalgic Car