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Sunday, August 28, 2016


It seems that the Replica series (see #81 and #82) was a great success for Guisval. Only a few years after the release of the original series, a "junior" series was released. These were also classic cars from the 1930s or earlier, only in 3 inches size. These were, of course, cheaper.
In the 80s, the Models of Yesteryear were a great success worldwide, and some of them gained high value in only a few years. Many collectors wanted these, I think because the models represented were those that they had known and seen in the old days... currently, most of these models are extremely cheap, and can be bought for 5 Euro or less, some even boxed. I recommend the article from Der Spiegel (in German) which is related to collecting die-cast miniatures
No matter what, Guisval produced these models here by the end of the 90s, when the interest for these type of toys was at its highest.The Replica Junior series were actually two different ones, a Replica Junior series with cars only and a Replica Junior Transporters, with vans, trucks and buses. I present 4 of each subseries, it is easy to determine which one is which. For the original 1:43 series no “transport” vehicles were made.
The models I have found over the years are:
  • Packard 1930 (yellow model)
  • Cadillac 1931 (white model)
  • Delahaye 185M-1939 (blue model)
  • Hispano Suiza H6B 1926 (red model)

  • Packard 1930 (blue model)
  • Bristol 1936 (grey/yellow model)
  • Crossley 1918 (2 models) (red models)

Some models like the Packard were also available in the bigger scale Replica series, while other (most of them) were completely new models, never done by Guisval before.

These were all models available, notice some of them were available in different colours.

  • Name: Delahaye 185M-1939, Hispano Suiza H6B 1926, Packard 1930 and Cadillac 1931 (REPLICA JUNIOR) and Crossley 1918, Bristol 1936 and Packard 1930 (REPLICA JUNIOR TRANSPORTES)
  • Scale: Approx. 1:64
  • Year: Around 1988
  • Company: Guisval (Spain)
  • Size: approx. 7 cm

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