Scale models of classic cars.

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The Simca 1000 sport version, the Rally. Here two models from second series, the "Rally 2" (thera was a Rally 1, 2 and 3), one civilian...

 

and a racing one...

As the Reanult 8 Gordini, this small Simcas have their own cup, allowing young racing driver's to compete on a small budget...

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Be my guest Gbt.

Happy New Year.

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Continuing with Simcas, now from the decadent final times, the 180, a car imposed by the Chrysler (them the owners of the brand) management to the all their european operations. Not a bad car, not a good one and also not a sales sucess, at least in France, Uk or other markets, as in Spain, rebadged as Chryslers, they have a  better perfomance.

 

Then Peugeot take over Chrysler european operations, a new range of rebadged cars came to the market wearing an old badge, "Talbot". One of the is the Samba...

 

From those late times, the Talbot Lotus a scotish built RWD version of the Horizon,a s the name sugests with serious Lotus input and a unxepected World Rally Manufactures Title winner...

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Hi Gbt,

Thanks for sharing those good memories and some nice models. 

Those Morris vans, and the Corgi Ghia L.64, are fine items. If you have interest in such models, Paulo Baião have a huge collection of  "scale models with more than 25yo". He have a strong follow on the scale model topic at  the biggest portuguese classic cars forum ( http://www.portalclassicos.com/ ) and run a  facebook group...

http://www.facebook.com/groups/137596666299329/

Can I know the origin of the Beetle and the K. Ghia? Apparently they are very good old models.

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Don't know how many Bugatti fans look in here, but GBt should know that blue Bugatti is a model of an Atlantic type 57. There was a diiferent style offered on the 57 called Atalante, a longer lower coupe style so not sure what he means by Atlante. The black and yellow Bugattis look like the Matchbox yesteryear attempt loosely based on the Fiacre style and has nothing to do with Kellner.

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The 1301 is a good likeness, my dad had one in 72. SImca also buit it with a 1500 engine, just as the previous shape 1500 and 1501 respectivley. The Simca 1200 was not as popular over here in the UK, but as the 1100. The final incarnation I belive was the TI, fuel injected which did not sell in the UK. 

Meanwhile in the UK the Chrysler Sunbeam was born, based on the Avenger platform with the imp engine, with t he sporty 1600 TI , which then went to Hethel and had a  Lotus engine fitted, plus other tweaks, the Lotus Sunbeam became the Escort rally car beater. Menwhile in France the Horizon was built, which sold in the US as well quite a few units sold I think (made in the US).

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To finish  with the Simcas and related cars from my shelf, 

The Matra Simca 670, 3 time Le Mans winner and not quite a Simca, even if the name is there...

I have two versions, one from Solido with bad quality...

 And another version this one is from IXO and with better quality...

 

And thats all, I have no more Simcas on the shelf. Next brand will be Renault, and to make the connection, a Matra, that wasn't a born as Matra and have Renault engine and gearbox, the Djet...

 

Now all the Simcas, some related models and Matras...

Racing, sport and  special models...

And the more regular ones...

 

Also before the Renaults a Facel Facellia, the only model I have from this brand (from Sólido)...

next brand Renault...

 

 

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Ok lets start w the the Renaults from my shelf.

The oldest model year I have is the 4CV, a huge post war commercial success, know at Portugal  as "Joaninha" (ladybird).

There are two models on my shelf, one from Sólido...

And other from IXO...

 

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Honestly I can't understand the last two posts, but even to someone like me, who have another mother language (in my case the portuguese) they sound very strange in this web forum,

 

Anyway, more Renaults, after the rear engined success two 50's front engine unsuccess.

The Fregate, not a  bad car but, with a not so good engine and released before being full developed...

 

and the Colorale, some kind of a  "crossover" before the right time and with an engine derived from the Fregate. Here in an african people carrier version...

 

 

Back to success models, the Dauphine/Ondine, again with rear engine. A two tone version with portuguese number plates...

 

A  light blue on spanish plates...

 

And a sport version the R 109r, now from Sólido with less quality,,,

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Nuno your collection is superb! In fact we share many common models, but yours is by far more complete! I like the thematic presentation and the pictures quality. Although I understand that all the models you have posted up to now are of 1/43 scale, could you please add scale and model manufacturer in future posts?