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Formerly known as Jadali, Safir started operations in 1961 making larger scale diecast models.

In 1969, they introduced their "Champion" series of 1:43 and 1:64 scale sized diecast lines.

The 1:64 range was made with plastic bodies fitted to die cast metal bases with the the Champion name included. Most models were of actual vehicles and the chrome bodied variations are the most difficult to find and most desirable examples. Offerings include various Citroen 2CVs, Renault vans and a Saviem truck. A Lola T70 was also made. The Saviem has a thin framed metal truck chassis design. Packaged examples can be found on blister cards as "Milcars" or in clear acrylic plastic cases. The last series run made was called "Championette".

Safir ceased operatons in 1978.



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