Op America Toy and Bank Museum
Offered from OpAmerica Toy and Bank Museum is this wonderful vintage Distler red Packard Convertible, 1950's vintage. Other than some very minor wear, this car is in excellent working condition. Bottom of car reads "Made in US Zone Germany" This is a wonderful example of an original classic toy.
Article first featured in September/October 2006 issue of TCCM.
Tom Street (Tom's World of Wheels) called and told me about a toy car a patron of his had brought in, and to bring my camera.
What he had was a Hustler Toy Company racer, loaned to him from Jacques Mayou, whose father Paul had it as a kid. It is 9-1/2 inches long and 4 inches wide, with a burgundy engine cowl and unpainted metal cockpit housing. The driver is black painted metal. He asked me what I knew about it.
Mini Buby #203 Chevrolet C 60 Bomberos
This second section is an attempt to delineate all the various Mini-Buby models of automobiles, pickup trucks and vans that were produced prior to the company closure in 1990. To provide easy reference, the models are listed alphabetically by the marque the models represent.
Mini Buby #10 Mercedes-Benz L1114
Manufactured Under License in New Zealand by Tonka Manufacturing Ltd.
Text and photos from Ian Cousins
Intercars #104 AMX Javelin
I am not sure of the years these were manufactured in New Zealand. I first came across them in a little secondhand toy shop in South Dunedin in the 1980s. I purchased them for my collection simply because they had been made in New Zealand from imported dies at a time when New Zealand had some very restrictive importing laws that meant metal toys could not be imported without being subject to very high import duties.
Yat Ming Road Legends 1:18 Scale
A Review by Dana Johnson
The Fairlane Crown Victoria, with its wrap-around chrome band over the roof and distinctive lines, was Ford's flagship for 1955. Of the 10,000 built, only 603 were made with the see-through green tinted front-half glass roof.
Text and photos by Dana Johnson