Monday, May 16, 2016

#678 GUISVAL - SEAT 131 (1976, 1977 and 1980)


I have commented it in previous entries, but I repeat it now. The Seat 131 is one of my favorite cars of all times, because it is a car we had in our family until 1993 or so. I have it several times in different scale by different manufacturers. Today, I am showing the Guisval models.


The car debuted in 1976 with two versions: a very rare "Fire Chief" one (nr. 27) and the more ordinary one in brown (nr. 32). Although the catalogue images look all the same, I show two different shades of brown, probably the colour was not even through the different batches that were built back in the 70s.
 

One year later, the "Fire Chief" version was removed and new white version "Police" was introduced (nr. 44). In 1980, the brown version would be replaced by a silver grey version (but kept the same nr. 32), and in 1981, this was the only version available. After that, the car disappears from the catalogues, but it is still available in blue with or without rally stickers.




1976
Nr. 27 - Jefe de Bomberos (red with white doors)
Nr. 32 - brown

1977, 1978, 1979
Nr. 32 - brown
Nr. 44 - White "Policia"

1980
Nr. 32 - Grey
Nr. 44 - White "Policia"

1981, 1982
Nr. 32 - Grey

1984 on:
Also available in blue.


In later years (up to the late 90s), the cast was reused and sold with rally stickers. This more modern models can be identified by its 4 spoke wheels or the 8 points inside a circle hubcap type. These have plastic base and are made with a worse quality. I also have some of these, I can show them maybe next time.

 
FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: SEAT 131
  • Scale: 1:64
  • Year: 1976, 1977 and 1980
  • Company: Guisval (Spain)
  • Size: 8 cm

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