The Sunday just prior to Memorial Day is always a big race day: the infamous Indy 500, and the longest NASCAR race….the Coca-Cola 600.
Congratulations to Dario Franchitti winning his third Indy 500 race (he also won in 2007 and 2010).
And congratulations to Kasey Kahne winning his third Coca Cola 600 race (he also won in 2006 and 2008)
When I think about the fast cars in these popular racing events, I also think about the crystal cars that Swarovski has produced.
While the crystal brand never sold and marketed them, the Swarovski Porsche cars were available at Porsche dealerships. There were eight different Swarovski car model replicas produced from 2002 through 2007.
The crystal brand did offer the Swarovski Old Timer Automobile from 1989 through 1995. It was designed by Gabriele Stamey. The official identification numbers for this crystal car figurine are: 7473 000 001 and 151 753. While the Swarovski Old Timer Auto originally retailed for $150, at present day, it typically trades in the $95 to $125 price range.
Crystal Exchange America does have a number of these retired Swarovski Car figurines available in their online store. At their store web site, www.crystalexchange.com, go to the ‘Other Silver Crystal’ category, then the sub-category ‘Transportation’.