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Baravelli was based in Italy and was the Italian distributor of Matchbox in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Beginning in the early 1980s, they also distibuted various other diecast and plastic cars. Initial offerings were presented in colorful picture boxes tagged with 'Serie VIP'. The castings themselves are described as simple in design. Fitted with opaque windows and speed type wheels. Their baseplates show a BMG logo and Baravelli name. Identical castings were offered by Giodi at the same time with the Giodi name on the base. It is not known which series was offered first or who made them for each other or if they were made by someone else. It is possible the tools were shared between the companies at the same time.

Another series attributed to them is the Barlux "Flash Series". This was a group of F1 racing cars.

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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
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