02-08-11

Schwimmer lookalike

Can't tell you much about this Mexican car.  It has had a conversion done to look as an old type 166 Schwimmwagen but I don't know if it is capable to take a dive in the water.  It looks good, imho.

 

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31-07-11

A wheeled breadbox

Even at its launch, they knew it: it is an beautiful ugly car!  We only can affirm that... driving our reliable 70ties style icon. 

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(Popular Mechanics magazine, february 1974)

With thanks to Mr. Hilty, New Richmond for the link:

http://books.google.com/books?id=YtQDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA128&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=true

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28-06-11

New Wiking 1:87

Since Schuco has launched its vw181 1:87 stream, I thought Wiking has lost all interest in making some new models.  But hurray... they have shown a sign of life as a new Wiking release is available now:  a red cross version.

 

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21-06-11

Gay Toys inc.

These 28cm long models were made by Gay Toys inc, USA. (Gay in the meaning of "happy", to be precise).  The orange version is the most common color, the other colors I only saw once on my 181 quest. 

 

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14-06-11

In the army

Bundeswehr action! Two feldjäger and a pioneer bridge.

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31-05-11

The cover of a brochure...

 De Schakel (Art and Theatre Centre) feat. colorfull 181

 

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16-05-11

Dutch 1969 ad

... the US style.

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