Before “Cars 2” was released, we saw a promotional photo released of a new car called Prince Wheeliam. From the moment we saw that car, we knew that we had to own the diecast model. This car is just amazingly beautiful. And then last summer, the diecast was officially released. Now for the bad news… because he is a “Chase” model, this makes the car SUPER rare. And despite repeatedly stopping in every single Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us, our search was unsuccessful. Our next option was going to be eBay, but we’d prefer to NOT spend $30 on this one car (it retails for only $4 in stores (if you can find it).
A couple months ago, we picked up an extra Rip Clutchgoneski (as mentioned in our Christmas Cars posting) for a fellow collector. They said that they already had that car and politely passed on the one we bought. So we stored it in a closet with plans to just return it to the store. But then we looked up the value online and found Rip was also selling for $30.
That’s when we turned to the message boards. One of our Favorites is Cars The Toys and we found a dedicated Trading Board. And in no time, we had 2 offers to swap our Rip Clutchgoneski for a brand new Prince Wheeliam.
So without further ado, let us present Prince Wheeliam:
He looks good on the card, but we just couldn’t resist taking him out.
The paint job is amazing, with the Union Jack flag highlighting the top of the car, and running down the front and back as racing stripes.
It goes without being said that he’s the car-ized version of Prince William. In the movie, he is always cruising alongside the Queen (his grandmother).
We have yet to decipher the license plate, “LR58 GYI”. Any guesses what this stands for?
He’s modeled after the Bentley Continental GT, which is one of the top cars on our “if we win the lottery” wishlist. I’m sure you can see why.
You can’t stop looking at it either, can you?
Pure royalty from bumper-to-bumper.
Needless to say, we’re excited to add Prince Wheeliam to our collection! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the prince.