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Recently I discovered that NEO models (mostly 1/43 scale cars made out of resin,which is able to capture details better than plastic) are also making models in 1/64 scale,the subject being semi tractors.A Dodge CNT 950 from 1973,a International and a Mack were done.Below,the Dodge semi tractor and this is a different model than the Matchbox Superkings Dodge.

Still did not received that;on its way.NEO's been doing very interesting models lately including my all time-favorite,the 1978 Dodge Monaco.The latter have even the Dodge badge detail at the front grille but not so much detail on the chassis.I read the even the interior is properly reproduced.

Photo from American Excellence,Diecast Base.


This is Dodge the Dodge Big Horn,introduced in 1973 and discontinued in 1975,alongside Chrysler's (North America) big Trucks.These were powered by Cummins Diesel engines;400 made,only 65 are known to survive.

The Matchbox Dodge is the CNT 900 which were produced from 1961 to 1975. CNT was the same model as the C900,N being the code for tandem axles and T Diesel engine.
 

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Another one which I got is the Monica 560.

I knew of this car since the early 1980's,as I was an avid reader of the book World Cars at the libraries and the book would give its specs.

According to Wiki,that was a creation of Jean Tastevin,a French individual which wanted to form a luxury car brand;it was named after his wife,Monica.The British gave assistance for the design of the car and an engine was specially manufactured for this vehicle but in the end a Chrysler 340 cubic inch was selected for it plus Chrysler Torqueflite or ZF Transmission.The interesting part is the fact that 22 prototypes were made and eight cars were manufactured the project being victim of the Petrol Crisis as production occurred between 1973 and 1974.By 1975 there was a plan to manufacture these in Britain,but that never happened.In this period,that was called a hybrid - vehicles with bodies or powerplants from different continents.Model by IXO - White Box series,photo from American Excellence.
 

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This one I got around 2013.

Bachmann is a manufacturer who is train-oriented (they also made remote controlled vehicles) which at times also releases model vehicles to supplement their rail lines.

The subject matter is a 1953 Jeep Wagon 4-door by Bachmann which I discussed here on the Jeep Model section but more details will be given.When I bid for that I did not noticed the details until I received it and found out that this model - a Jeep Wagon ready to go in the rails (a Hy-Rail) which had four doors.I thought that it was either an error or an imaginary model until I researched after it and indeed,there were a few and between made for rail work mostly but some civilian versions are also existent,and it seems that was limo made out of one.

The Wagon was also,as expected,made in other countries.In Brazil,the Willys Overland do Brasil started its activities in the 1950's by manufacturing the Jeep and by 1958 they introduced the Aero Ace Bermuda Sedan (production of this sedan ceased - in the USA - in 1955 and the Bermuda model was only done for one year) which was offered until 1963.By 1964,a Brazilian model,the Aero Willys 2600 was introduced and saw production until 1971.Ford bought Willys Overland in 1967,so in Brazil,the Jeep was a Ford product.They also made the Willys Wagon,called the Rural which had a different front end and the pickup truck (called the Ford F-75 in the 1970's and saw production until 1983).The Brazilian pickup also came on a crew cab format which now is considered very rare.

Mitsubishi had a licence to manufacture the Willys Jeep and alongside they also did the Wagon which unlike its American Version was set up on the Jeep CJ3B chassis and hence was smaller than its US version.The wagon was made until 1998.

I have a miniature of the Brazilian Willys Wagon and there are models of the F-75,both in 1/43 scale.As far as I can tell,no models of the Mitsubishi Jeep Wagon,albeit Tomica made the Jeep version of the Mitsubishi in 1/64 scale.

The photos,left to right:
1.Bachmann Willys Wagon - 1/87 scale - ebay
2.IXO Brazilian Willys Wagon - 1/43 Scale - ebay
3.JEEP Hy-Rail Wagon 1953 - Willys County
4.Mitsubishi Jeep Wagon 1966 - Willys County
5.Brazilian Willys pickup crew cab 1963 -Brazilian ebay
 

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I know that this item is 1/18 scale but truth is I did liked the large 1970's Chrysler brand cars since I was in Greece.Interestingly,I discovered these in 1975,still in Greece (1970's Imperial,300,Le Baron) via the movie Escape from the planet of the Apes - the bad character (Eric Braeden) is driving one of these.After I saw the movie on the set I went to research onto it and I really liked how these looked like,specially the Station Wagon.

NEO models did the Sedan (1/43 scale only) and the Station Wagon in 1/43 and 1/87 scale and its associate,Best of Show,did the Chrysler Imperial Le Baron,1975 model year in 1/18 scale.Hence,I grabbed it and still waiting.All things considered,this is my first Chrysler make model from that era,and frankly,as I loved it as a teenager I still love it now.Now if someone would do the Saint Regis and the 1981 Newport I equally will grab it fast.

Photo from American Excellence.

It will be on my hands next Wednesday.
 

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We all know Audi,a part of the group Auto Union and of the Volkswagen Group.

One of the former makes of this group was the DKW ( Das Kleine Wunder - the little marvel).History goes that a Danish engineer came to Germany to produce steam fittings and by 1916 he wanted to manufacture a steam car,but that not happened.By 1919 a two stroke engine was introduced and by the 1930's DKW was a large producer of motorcycles.Automobiles and commercial vehicles were offered as well and its two stroke engine had an unmistakable sound.By the 1950's there was the sedan,coupe,two door wagon and a bit later the Jeep-type Munga.By 1966 the make was gone and its last vehicle was marketed as an Audi.

DKW were manufactured in Brazil where it had a big share of the market after the Volkswagen Beetle.It was manufactured under licence by Vemag (Veículos e Máquinas Agrícolas S.A.) which started business in 1945 by being a Studebaker dealer and assembler;later it would assemble other vehicle makes (such as Scania) from imported kits.The DKW licence was acquired in 1956 and the first vehicle (some say the first vehicle manufactured in Brasil) was the two-door station wagon Vemaguet.The Sedan was named the Belcar and both were based on the DKW F-91 series.Of course,the first vehicles had imported components from Germany but as time passed most of the vehicle would be entirely built there.The Munga was also available for a short period and there was several special models of the sedan (to make it affordable) they were raced and there were racing prototypes made and the first Puma had a DKW engine.Vemag ended activities in 1967 and the last Belcar sedan (1967 nodel year) had a Brazilian design.

They were produced in Argentina where a van of local design was offered.1969 was their last year.

Atma was a large Brazilian toy manufacturer and they made kits of the Munga and DKW sedan.Story goes that on the Brazilian super-inflated 1980's some stores would have some of these kits available but as prices would rise on a daily basis these would not find costumers and the owner would destroy them.As of now,if found these would be super-expensive.In 1963 my Brazilian uncle gave me the Munga version and as time passed,a pin of the folding window broke,the gear shiftier is missing (after all it was a kit);I still,however,have this 50-year plus model.The photos below comes from brinquedos raros,which had the Munga and sedan kit in assembled form.





 

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Dear All:

I just wrote about the original Jeep Wagons above and as of tonight (0529) I was giving a quick watch on eBay and sure enough I did found the Mitsubishi J30 Wagon,the Japanese copy of the Willys Wagon.1/43 scale,made by first43.



That was an enormous surprise,so I did got and that will make all the variations I know from of this wagon complete.
 

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Nick, I am blown away by that '75 Imperial LeBaron! I had one just like that! The model is resin, eh? No opening doors, hood and trunk, I take it. ERTL oughtta make one like that. With opening headlight covers, leather interior...GAHH! That might make me spend the money! Ha!

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Novabus is a Canadian bus manufacturer which at first continued to build GM's RTS and Classic Transit buses and after that released their own model.The bus manufacturer Prevost would offer a miniature of it (not any more) and on eBay this model is available and costs four times as much:



I have a limit on a cost of a model and this way beyond it (and I would spend $100.00 very rarely).I like buses and as of now this is the only model of it,but I pass at that (inflated) price.
 

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I think Carhauler show a pic of the Dodge Big Horn lately but made no mention of it's rarity if I recall correctly.
Dodge sure made good use of that cab from '61 1/2 ton pickups to the '75 900 series.

I do have the Lesney King Size and Super Kings versions of that Dodge cab.
They way the hoods on the 1:1s open is VERY unique!

I've seen a pic of the Monica before but it's nice to now know something about the 1:1.

Never heard of the Brazilian Crew Cab version of the Willys wagon.

Great stuff - great thread Stanmmix!
 

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I think Carhauler show a pic of the Dodge Big Horn lately but made no mention of it's rarity if I recall correctly.
Dodge sure made good use of that cab from '61 1/2 ton pickups to the '75 900 series.

I do have the Lesney King Size and Super Kings versions of that Dodge cab.
They way the hoods on the 1:1s open is VERY unique!

I've seen a pic of the Monica before but it's nice to now know something about the 1:1.

Never heard of the Brazilian Crew Cab version of the Willys wagon.

Great stuff - great thread Stanmmix!
Dear Sir:

Many thanks.Regarding the Big Horn,that is what I read about it and a while ago a miniature of it was made in very limited numbers (lot of $$$ for) as the production model (which will be 400) if I recall well.I saw some of 900 around and the large cabover too since I been in the USA;do not recall ever seeing a Big Horn on the flesh.

On the case of the Brazilian Willys pickup,that my had been a third-party job who may had done that.Around 1964,Chevrolet do Brasil launched the Suburban-type Veraneio and the small and large trucks followed its design,making Brazilian Chevrolet trucks very distinctive as opposed to the American version and these did offered crew cab pickups.Ford launched the 1960 model year pickup/large truck in 1963 and there were crew cabs of the pickup but these were made by third parties.A F-100 station wagon was also done,and most will see life on the Police Forces.

An article about the Ford Crew cabs:
Caught at the Curb: Weird Ford Trucks from Brazil

The 1960 Ford was manufactured until 1969 and in the process received at least three re-designs,this being the 1968 mode year re-design and also featuring twin i-bean suspension:



Brazilian Chevrolet trucks,up to 1990's:




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Dear All:

This is a breakdown of what is available in the collection after 53 years doing this.This list in by no means complete.

Abrex
Action Diecast
Aguty
AHI
Albedo
Amerada Hess
American Flyer
AMT
Anguplas
Aoshima
Arko
Artapo
Athearn - the vehicles and trains
Atlas (1/87) American Company
Atlas (1/43,1/87) French Company,new owner of the Dinky name
ATMA (Brazil)
Auldey
Auburn Rubber
Aurora Diecast,kits
AutoArt
Autotime
Auto World
AWM
Bachmann
Banner Toys
Banpresto
Bavarelli Diecast
Bayern Modell
Bburago
Bertren
Best Choose
Best of Show
Biante
Bingo Toys
Blue Box
Boley
Brekina
BRIMA Herpa
Britbus
Brooklin
Bronco
Brumm
Bruder
Bub
Buby
Buddy L - the Dodge Diplomats with lights
Budgie
Busch
California Toys - Brazilian seller of Greenlight;includes models of Volkswagen Beetle Police
and Taxi from Sao Paulo,Brazil.
Carectables - models from Australia
Carex
Centy Toys - cars and buses from India
CGGC Grisoni
Champion
Charbens - these are very breakable
Chinese Generic Brand
CMNL Models - buses in 1/76 Scale;includes a 1/87 Scale Alexander 500 Double Decker from
Las Vegas (Strip Route) and GO Transit from Toronto,Canada
CMs - the rally cars
CMW
Code 3
Collectors Models - 1/76 Scale Buses
Conrad
Corgi
Corgi Juniors
Corgi OOC
Cox
Cragstan
Cs Train - Skoda Models in 1/87 scale
Czeck Generic Brand - Resin Models of a White 3000 with tanker trailer and a copy of the
Hendricson Truck which was made by Matchbox.
Darda
Del Prado
Dickie
Dinky - original
Dinky - by Matchbox
Dydo
EBBRO
EFE
EFSI
EKO
ERTL
Espewe
Estrela (Brazil)
Estetyka
F & F
Ferrero
First Response
Fun HO - Models from New Zealand
Funline
Funmate - Oldsmobile omega 1973
Furuta
Gay Toys - detailed plastic toys
Gibbs
Gisima
GLM
Golden Wheel
Gordy Mite
Greenlight
Grell
Guiloy
Guisval
Hammer
Hartoy
HB Modelle
Herpa
High Speed
Holland Otto
Hong Kong Generic Brand
Hongwell
Hubley
Husky
Ideal
IGRA
Imperial Toys
Ingap
IST Models
Italery
IXO
J-Collection
Jada Toys
Japanese Generic Brands
Jimson - bus manufacturer.Also made the first Bluebird Bus Model.
Jo Han
Johnny Lightning
Jordan
Joy Toy (or AB Toys)
Jouef
JRI - before Road Champs or Yat Ming
JUE
JVZ - similar to F & F (Mercury Marquis)
Kaden
Kaval
Kidco
Kiko
Kleybahn
Konami
Kyosho
Leaf LTD. - models of Maltese Buses
Lego - the 1/87 scale cars
Lindberg
Lindberg Mini Lindy
Lledo
Lone Star
Luxury Collectibles
M2 Castline
Maisto
Majorette
Malibu
Marx
Matchbox
Mattel Hot Wheels
Maxwell
Miber
Mimo (Brazil)
Mira
Model Planning
Model Power
Monogram
Motorart
Motor City Classics
Motorama
Motormax
MPC - Plastic or promotional models
MPC - small plastic cars,part of the Cars of the World series
Nacoral
National Motor - metal kits,mostly of Packards
NEO Models
Norev
NZG
Old Cars
Oxford diecast
Palmer Models
Peak Horse - buses,trolleys in 1/87 scale from Hong Kong
Penjoy
Penny
Permot
Piloto (Brazil)
Pioneer
Planet Toys
Plastic Art
Plasticville
Playart
Polistil
Prep
Processed Plastics Co.
Promotional Models
Puffing Billy
Racing Champions
RCCA
Real-X
Realtoy
Renwall
Revell - kits,diecast
Rietze
Rio
RMZ City
Road Champs
Road Ragers
Roco - Austrian Manufacturer,known for its Military Vehicle models in 1/87 Scale.It also made,
many decades ago,plastic models in 1/50 Scale.Have the Ford Taunus Wagon in that
larger scale.
Roly Toys
Russian 1/43 Diecast
Schaback
Schuco
Seba
SES Minicars
Shamber
Siku
Solido
Spark
Spec Cast
Speedy
Starmada
Stomper
Summer
Suntory Boss
Suntoys
Superior Models
Szelvesz - copy of Darda Models,the DKW Munga being one of them
Tamyia - Diecast,kits
Taylor Made - promotional trucks
Tekno
Thomas Toys
Tiger Wheels
Tim Mee
Tin Toys (either version of)
Tomica
Tonka
Tootsetoys
Trident
Trix
Trol (Brazil)
Tyco
Ulrich
Universal Hobbies
Unknown Brands
UT Diecast
Varney
Vitesse
Volvic
W. Horton
W. T.
Walthers
Wannatoys
Weico
Welly
White Box
Wiking
Winross
Yat Ming
Yaw
Yot
Ziss
Zylmex

And of course,I am not alone:
http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/17-die-cast-collecting/521594-man-donates-his-house-collection.html
 

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Those Brazilian Ford and Chevy based trucks are very much an education for me...wow.

The Truck-based sedans with trunks and 4doors really blew my mind!


One person commenting said they were marketed to Brazil's very bad roads.

Gives a whole new meaning to the "Sedan Pickup" as we know it here (being the El Camino & Ranchero).

It's a real treat learning about these strange US based contraptions.
Mr. Stanmmix, you certainly have shown us some highly unique and interesting things these past few weeks.
I appreciate it! :wave:

Dave
 

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Those Brazilian Ford and Chevy based trucks are very much an education for me...wow.

The Truck-based sedans with trunks and 4doors really blew my mind!


One person commenting said they were marketed to Brazil's very bad roads.

Gives a whole new meaning to the "Sedan Pickup" as we know it here (being the El Camino & Ranchero).

It's a real treat learning about these strange US based contraptions.
Mr. Stanmmix, you certainly have shown us some highly unique and interesting things these past few weeks.
I appreciate it! :wave:

Dave
Dear Dave:

Many thanks,again.

The four dour crew cabs were one of a kind models.One the factors that made these crew cab to have three doors was the fact that gasoline/diesel filler was located where the rear door,driver side would be.Hence,to do a four door,that filler should be relocated.The Brazilian Highway Patrol near Sao Paulo,Brazil did had these Ford Crew cabs,but on three-door format only.

The photo below is the Brazilian Magazine Quatro Rodas which states clearly that was a custom made truck so it could have four doors and a trunk.Notice the 1959 Fairlane rear end treatment.



The one which will be commonly seen (including in the Brazilian Highway Patrol) would be this one:



Yes,suicide doors.

And would look like this on the driver side:


And there was the Station Wagon - suicide doors as well.



Most of these wagons were used as Police Cruisers.

As stated,the 1960 Ford Pick/Ford Truck were introduced as a 1963 model year;in 1965 it received is second modification on the cab and the 1968 was shown already.

There is how the 1965 version looks like.I have a hard plastic miniature of that,as a Dump Truck.On the F-100 models,there were two:the regular F-100 (photo above) and the F-100 passeio,a more luxurious version (photo below).Fact was,Ford would not offer a passenger car in Brazil until 1969,so the Ford Passeio was the more car-like vehicle they could offer.





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Dear All:

There were the Brazilian Chevrolet trucks as well that were different and in this case,the crew cab versions would came from the factory.This is the 1958 Chevrolet truck:



That was the 6500 model.I have a miniature of that in hard plastic which was found here on my neck on the woods and had the one which my Uncle gave me around 1966 and gave to another kid.

This would be the 3100 pickup from 1963.Notice the detail at the bed:


The White Box version (still have to get that):


Around 1963 these gained dual headlights on each side.The one below is the 1963 Alvorada model (crew cab):





And the IXO model which I still have to get:





These were later replaced in 1964 by the Chevrolet C-1416 that later would be become the Suburban type Veraneio and the larger trucks would also follow its design.The Veraneio was heavily used as a Police Unit,and many would ask how that large thing could be handled.But this is other story.
 

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One the thing about the so-called non-models or toy cars is the fact that they produce (albeit in toy-ish form) vehicles that no one would bother to do.

Two cases of toy cars I found and no one ever did a model of it.

1.MPC - Multiple products Co. This company made a series in the 1950's called the cars of the World.A single one piece car (wheels part of the casting) with the make written in the trunk.They did the Willys Aero Falcon sedan which by being a more stripped model it had a divided window;the top of the line Aero Ace had a one piece windshield.MPC did the 4-door 1953 Aero Falcon and as far that I know no one ever did this model.

2.A while back,many of the stores around Van Nuys boulevard would sell model/toy cars.In the 1990's,a made in China powered model,around 1/45 scale called my attention:the Pontiac Gran Prix Aerocoupe.As far as I can tell,Mattel,ERTL did the Monte Carlo version only;plastic models of the Carlo do exist but again as far as I can tell no one did the Pontiac Aerocoupe.Also I should add I can not find another of this model (be eBay or whoever) so that may had been a one batch production.If anyone has it,please tell me I because am I curious about its rarity.

3.I should add that Summer Toys made the first 1/64 Checker Marathon (followed by Golden Wheel and then Matchbox) and Tucker Torpedo (followed by Johnny Lightning).I do not have the Summer Versions,but I have the other variations.Or the AMC Matador sedan which other model is a Gasoline Powered model in very large scale.I have many of the Summer Matadors.



The Summer Toys AMC Matador 'Fire Chief'.The body is a tad off (wrong width) but the grille is accurate enough to tell is a 1972 Model Year.

Summer Toys Checker Marathon:


Below,MPC HO Models,these being Chryslers:


I have their list and a fair amount of them.
 

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Dear All:

Recently I got some of the Bburago Ferraris and they are kind of Siku sized.






Also I found this:



Later discovered that this was a promo model:Alpine-Renault A110/50.I will give nore details on Alpine later.
 
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