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TOPIC: Norev 3 inch/1:64

Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 7 months ago #1

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Norev started making 1:64ish cars I believe in the seventees and ended in the eighties. They used some Schuco 1:66 casts as well, possibly after Schuco got into financial trouble, also in the seventees? Afterwards they also used some casts from Chinese manufacturers.

Around 2000 or so, Norev started making cars in the same kind of scale, slightly bigger, for manufacturers, the first being Renault. As far as I can make out, one of the first casts was a Renault Kangoo. Since then, they made cars for the major French car manufacturers, later followed by Mercedes-Benz (but this deal seems to have ended already), Mini, Volkswagen, Opel and Lancia, though they have made cars of many other car manufacturers too.

As their scope has grown so big, might it be a good idea to discuss these here? I believe the webmaster of www.mjrttnrv.nl is one of the bigger collectors of this brand and has published some books about the subject and he might be able to help?

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #2

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Doesn't seem to get rollin in here. I'll give you some input. I have about 15 of the Norev 3" collection. As I only collect citroën they cant miss in my collection.


they are cheap as hell. Think about 2-2,5 euros. that's exactly the same as matchbox, majorette, hot wheels and other toys for kids.


they are very well detailed (much better as Matchbox majorette and other similar brands, but can't be used to play with, the headlights come of quite easily.





miniaturescitroenscalemodels.blogspot.co...el/*scale%3A%203inch

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #3

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This is the Citroën survolt prototype, beautifully illustrated by norev 3"











miniaturescitroenscalemodels.blogspot.co...ype-realised-by.html

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #4

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Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #5

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This is one of my favorites, the Citroën DS3 WRC








miniaturescitroenscalemodels.blogspot.co...itroen-ds-3-wrc.html

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #6

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This is the GT by citroën another Norev 3" model.








miniaturescitroenscalemodels.blogspot.co...4/gt-by-citroen.html

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #7

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And how about this Citroën C5, it even has a tow bar!








 


miniaturescitroenscalemodels.blogspot.co...roen-c5-norev-3.html

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #8

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Another Citroen,a C-Metisse.

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #9

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This is a relatively rare FPS promo

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #10

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Norev did not only do Citroen, here is a Peugeot

 

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #11

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Lancia as well:

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #12

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Renault as well, like this rather cool Twizy:

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #13

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That berlingo is nice, never saw that one. the renault twizy... I don't know, not my style. I think they do the majority of well known brands.

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #14

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Here an older Norev, made in the 70's:

 

Re: Norev 3 inch/1:64 8 years, 5 months ago #15

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VW golf or polo?