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Here are a few of my massive Siku collection; I got all of these in Germany from various places such as department stores/toy stores, but most came from the flea markets. I love how the cars and trucks are both the same scale, as a lot of brands make their trucks in a much smaller scale than their vehicles.

Mercedes Leibniz Cookies Promotional Truck; I use to eat those cookies all the time when I was in Europe.


Siku Oldsmobile Holiday; a very unique car that only Siku made I believe. I'm still trying to get the dark green version of this car; I saw one on the bay, and it was already more that $70 with days to go. One day


American Shuttle; this truck is huge. It was made in the transition from the old style wheels to the new style in the late 80's, early 90's; that's why the front wheels are different than the ones on the trailer


Here is another promotional item from the company 'Upat,' a VW. I was suprised to find one in such nice condition. It's worth quite a bit of money in Europe, as finding one is quite difficult; don't know how much one would fetch in the US though.


This is one of my favorite trucks; I love any Volvo Semi, but especially love the F12 version.
 

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Volvo German Post; it has fold out ladders from the side of the truck. It's all metal, and is quite heavy. Gotta love the German writing on the side.


Siku Feuerwehr; these proved hard to get in nice condition as well, especially since I was hunting through a flea market. The Range Rover is usually missing the antenna, and the VW is usually missing the ladders.


Siku Faun Crane; This truck is very heavy as well; solid metal. Picked it up at the Zoom Market in Frankfurt (German Department store, like a Wal-Mart).


Fire Engine. Really love this truck, especially since it's the same scale as the VW and Range Rover; doesn't look unrealistic when I pair them all together.


Heitkamp Low Loader. I picked this one up at a German Toys-R-Us; very different than the US Toys-R-Us. The truck was is the worst box ever and I got a discount on it; luckily the truck was still in nice condition:
 

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Almost every company has made a Jeep sometime in their history, here is the Siku version with a camper:


Siku Crane; This crane is even more massive than the American Shuttle above. The Crane raises and extends to about 3 feet tall and 2 feet out:


I don't really know if this truck was a promotional, or just part of their regular line. I couldn't find it in the Siku book, so don't know; then again, my German isn't all that great.


This truck carries six Siku cars: Opel Kadett, Ford Escort, 3 MB's, & one Volvo


This truck is bigger and carries eight Siku Cars: Peugeot 505, Audi Avant, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot 205, Ford Escort, Opel Kadett, VW, & a VW Passat.
 

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wow. I like the style of these a lot... they look really solid. I have an old Siku '63 Corvette with most of the paint gone, it has wheels like your Oldsmobile above...

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Verrrry nice!! Keep em coming!!!

I also have some old Siku's...
 

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wow. I like the style of these a lot... they look really solid. I have an old Siku '63 Corvette with most of the paint gone, it has wheels like your Oldsmobile above...

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The v282 blue corvette? I had my chance to pick this one up in mint condition with box; I wish I would have because I can't seem to find another one. It's especially nice; love the headlights on it.

Henri Kroeze said:
Verrrry nice!! Keep em coming!!!

I also have some old Siku's...
Post pics when you can :) . I will see about digging around in the basement for more, as there are boxes and boxes of them.
 

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The v282 blue corvette? I had my chance to pick this one up in mint condition with box; I wish I would have because I can't seem to find another one. It's especially nice; love the headlights on it.
yep, that's the one. I just dug it out, and apparently it's not a '63, as it doesn't have the split rear window. Funny what your memory does sometimes... Sadly, this one is missing the headlight jewels on one side, and it's well-worn in general. I picked it up at a flea market a couple years ago specifically because my uncle had one I used to play with when I was little, and I remembered it so well... but I also remember that I colored his with a black permanent marker at one point... :eek:

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yep, that's the one. I just dug it out, and apparently it's not a '63, as it doesn't have the split rear window. Funny what your memory does sometimes... Sadly, this one is missing the headlight jewels on one side, and it's well-worn in general. I picked it up at a flea market a couple years ago specifically because my uncle had one I used to play with when I was little, and I remembered it so well... but I also remember that I colored his with a black permanent marker at one point... :eek:

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I remember when I was a kid..... markers & paint + toy cars = fun :tongue:

I ruined a lot that way :(
 

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Of the Corvette, there are two versions.
The one you guys are talking about, with the 'diamond' headlights, and one without them. That car has rectangular shaped headlights cast.

I'll get a pic soon of them.
 

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nice sikus...

..here in manila it is just starting to pop up in the dept. stores. before they were just being carried by one hobby store

btw, saw this 2 vw from a friend's collection a long time ago and i was wondering if someone can help me find them too to add to my collection..tnx

 

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WOW! Thanks for this post, it really brings back some memories. I remember how much I admired and appreciated SIKUs as a kid, as they were quite hard to get. A family from Germany once stayed in our street and their son brought many SIKU cars. When they went back to Germany, he left us kids almost all of his cars. I still have some of them, one is a Jeep CJ-5, just like in your picture, but without a trailer. :)
 

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Some oldies...







 

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WOW! I have some older VWs I have that bus with the tarp cover on the back and the Newer Bus fire wagon. I hace sone ao the AWAC Cars as well.
 

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A current Siku...

Nice. My 9 year old daughter would love that one. She is a big Bughatti fan. All ready has rich tastes just like her mother.
 
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