I think 90% of the Sun Valleys I see at 1:1 shows are the yellow and green combos. Great set of models. Thanks for showing :thumbsup:ranchero said:
My favorite '54 Mercury - the Sun Valley. Collector's Classics did a great job; look at the green plexiglas roof panel. These are wonderful and memorable colors for this car - especially given the plexiglas tint.
Thanks for all of the background info on Buby cars. I never knew all of that history. I would love to see some of those original 1/43 Bubys from the 1950s/60s.ranchero said:Yes, my Mercurys are numbered. Top up is 19489. Top down is 11027. Sun Valley is 00485. I also have the '56 DeSoto hardtop (black & gold) with number 00001. Buby was the original name of the company which first sold model cars in Buenos Aires in about 1958. Their initial die cast models, all in 1/43, were a '57 Buick Caballero, a '57 Ford F-100 pick up and a '58 Ford four door sedan. It was founded by Harolodo "Buby" Mahler. Buby was his childhood nickname. Buby toys were high quality scale model cars - similar to then current Dinky & Corgi. Buby later also had quality small die cast cars - to compete with Matchbox. After Collector's Classics Mr. Mahler produced another line of die cast toys - Buenos Aires city busses. That line was only distributed in Argentina. The quality of Collector's Classics was excellent for the era. Each model was assembled by a person who signed a sticker attached to the base plate. The company cared about making serious models for car enthusiasts. There was also a very nice Studebaker Avanti from CC.
I agree. I'd probably have to be starving before I'd sell off my Collector's Classics cars (or any of my 1/43s). I sure wish I had room to display them all at once.ranchero said:If it does, only the executor of my estate will ever know. I don't care; I just like the model. I'll post some photos of the original Buby models in the 1/43 forum.