Guisval had a very clever selection of models, they usually reproduced very popular models, the cars you could see in your street, or maybe your own car. Before 1975, in Spain, Seat was the best-selling car year after year. The Seat 127 was actually the best selling car during a few years in the early 70s (the first generation of the car), and once again in 1977 (second generation).
As you can imagine after this data, this model is one of the most sought-after from all Guisval models, probably because many people knew this car many years ago, or maybe had it, drove it or rode it.
Guisval made a first cast that was first produced in 1973 in blue or orange for the normal series and orange to be sold with a gas station playset. This second colour is considered now to be very rare.
In the catalogues of 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1978 it also appeared in blue, but in 1976 some catalogue models showed the blue version, and others showed a green version.
From year 1980 to 1983 the catalogue model was green, and shortly afterwards it was discontinued…
Despite not appearing in the catalogues, there seem to be a light blue and a white version of the Seat 127 which are also rare. The white version
Around 1981, the cast is modified. This cast modification is something very rare, because it was done in very rare occasions by Guisval. Note that the frontal of the light blue model is different compared to all the others, and the rear lights are also different (3 small squares instead of a long rectangle).
Years later, around 1985, the car was for sale again. The modified model from 1981 was available in light blue or red (rare).
A car that was manufactured for over 10 years usually comes with several shades of each colour. So finding cars in lighter or darker green or blue is quite common. Some blue models were also sold with the first wheel model, other with the most common type (like the ones in the pictures), or with shiny or bold metallic plates. Later models in light blue have plastic bases and the 90s-style wheels (4 straight radius). Every model manufactured had practicable doors.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: SEAT 127 (Nr. 7)
- Scale: 1:64 (approx.)
- Year: 1973
- Company: Guisval (Spain)
- Size: approx. 5 cm