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Mississippi collector owns 4,000+ model cars

minicarman3With rising gas prices, American consumers and automakers have begun to shift their focus from the large, gas-guzzling SUV to the smaller car, and small cars are something Brandon resident Robert Jackman knows a thing or two about. He owns 4,000 of them.

He estimates his collection of die-cast and handmade models is worth more than $400,000.

Transparent plastic cases containing small auto replicas cover the walls of his garage and home. Each is a small piece of Americana with its own story. Click here to read more.

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  1. Me too. I’d like to buy one that’s been sitting in someone’s garage for the past 50 years that is still in good working condition and only costs the $5,000 they paid for it in 1958.

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