You got a great deal. The ones in the white box are later issues. They do have to to have more flash, and maybe a little less detail in spots, but it's still one of the best car kits ever made. the parts trees are all designed to interlock, and the tires have their own tray, so they don't come in contact with the body, though I've never had a problem with the tires interacting with the plastic, even in their old ones. Sometimes in these later ones you do get short shots, so it might not be a bad idea t open it up and check
And don't forget, the bid price isn't the total price. They always seem to want another $20-30 on top of that to ship it. I managed to snag some mint early issue Jo-Han Cadillac V-16s for single digit prices, and maybe $10 to ship it, so they were cheaper than buying kits at the LHS. I'd love to see the classics reissued, but I can see where this could be an issue.
No objections here either. It used to be that they were practically giving away classic car kits on eBay, though this no longer seems to be the case. Maybe the demand is finally there? It would also be nice if Round2 could see their way clear to bringing back some of Lindberg's Vintage Brass series.
Bringing back the Monogram classics? I could definitely get behind that! I know the Monogram Duesenberg didn't do that well the last time it was released, but that was back in the 90s. If you were going to limit it to just a couple, The Lincoln Continental seems to be a popular source material in traditional rodding circles, and if Round2 thinks it's worth releasing LIndberg's ancient Cord kit, then you would think Monogram's would be a winner. Going into wish list territory for a moment, it would be nice if Round2 dug out some of its classic car kits. I'm sure the 1932 Chevrolet cabriolet would be welcome by the hot rod builders wanting to build a different kind of "Deuce"
Usually, it has to be something I really want if I go over $40, though I did spent $150 once on an Entex Rolls Royce Balloon car. There's nothing wrong with being cheap when it comes to hobbies. Is modelling about show off our skill and creativity, or our ability to work a credit card?
The latest Ferrari and Lamborghinis is a no brainer. Maybe this time we'll see a kit of Bugatti's Chiron. AMT's 32 Ford roadster is due for a comeback, and maybe Revell will release something bases on the Stacy David Deuce roadster.
Fun fact: AMT not only built the model fo the Pirahna, they built the real car as well.
When I was a kid, I was a big fan of all the Gerry Anderson puppet shows like Thunderbirds, and Stingray, and the vehicles were as much a star of the shows as the characters. Here's a couple of kits of the vehicles from their series "Captain Scarlet"