Sunday, June 29, 2014

#430 GUILOY – SEAT PANDA and PORSCHE (Ref. 611008 and 61024) (Around 1991)


This entry is the continuation of the previous entry. In this case I’ll talk further about the models shown in the pictures. These two models are slightly older than the previous ones, as you can notice from the wheels. They’re also slightly better finished.

Let’s start with the package. Although this was not the only package available (they were also sold “loose”), the jewel box is one of the classic packages for the Spanish die-cast models. The car is fixed to the orange base by means of three pegs. This is the first difference, since the older metal models only had two holes on the base for two pegs. You can compare the pictures of the Seat Panda in this entry (modified cast) from the picture in this other entry (original cast).






This means, some cars were still being made of old casts. At this point, we might remember that the Seat Panda was built between 1980 and 1986. That year, it was replaced by the Seat Marbella, which was almost identical, and that was built between 1986 and 1998.

If you compare it with the Porsche, you’ll notice that the Porsche is a much worse cast, the interiors are carved in the base, the cast has fewer details… Maybe this Seat Panda was the last model ever with separate plastic interiors.









Another difference between these two cars and the five ones in the previous entry, is that these still have their “own” stickers, they’re clearly designed for this models, according to their shape and that the Porsche stickers clearly state “Porsche”.


FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: SEAT PANDA and PORSCHE (Ref. 611008 and 61024)
  • Scale: 1:64 (approx.)
  • Year: Around 1991
  • Company: Guiloy (Spain)
  • Size: approx. 6 cm

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