Wrap Up Report on Zone Wish List Voting
The 2012 Wish List voting is concluded. Thanks to all who voted! And please join me in giving sincere thanks to long-time Zone contributor Marlowe Johnson who managed the input process.
You can see all the voting on the Wish List page – not just for this year, but previous years as well. Be sure to take advantage of the Top 10 Vote Getters feature for each year in the right-hand column. Below are the top line results.
Almost $100,000 in votes were cast. That’s down from 2011 when almost $120,000 in votes were cast. More voted for 1:18 models this year, 1:24 collectors voted $14,000 less in 2012 and $9,000 less for 1:43 collectors.
The 1967 Cadillac Eldorado garnered most votes, as it did in the prior year. Other perennial favorites continued to get votes: this marks the 3rd year that the 1958 Reventlow Scarab and the 1961 Lotus 19 have been in top 10. New this year in the Top 10 are the 1969 AMC SC/Rambler and the 1961 Ferrari TR61.
The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix absorbed 20% of the 1:24 scale voting. Its tally at around $12,000 was about equal to what it earned in the previous two Wish Lists. So its fans are consistent. In those years, the Grand Prix had been edged out by the 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. Slipping to #5, now that the Lancer is being issued in 1:18 by Sun Star, maybe the urgency has been lessened for a model of this extraordinary car.
The 1961 Pontiac Bonneville 2 door hardtop made a strong showing in second place. This is the first time this car cracked the Top 10. Late fifties Continentals continue to have allure.
For the past three years, 1:43 collectors have made the 1933 Cadillac Aerodynamic Coupe among their top three vote-getters. In 2012, it edged out the 1965 Impala SS for top position. You can count on the 1:43 collectors for a certain eclecticism. See that two different McLaughlin-Buick limousines garnered top votes. And there is more interest in the thirties than at other scales.
We hope you feel inspired to add your comments on the voting to our forums.