This is a very rare sample for die-cast collectors in the 3 inches size. It is made by Gisima, a company from Spain that has appeared many times in this blog already, and that made a short line of cars in the late 80s and early 90s. The cars were not very accurate, but at least most they were original casts. Others were copied from other better known brands, like Majorette.
Other cars were equipped with a pencil sharpener inside. I have presented three of these (in two scales) in a previous entry #451.
This time I present a boxed model. As mentioned in a previous entry, Gisima sold their cars not only in this kind of jewel boxes, but also inserted in polystyrene panels. It has many of the characteristics of other Gisima models, like the bright colour, the stickers that decorate it, the plastic base, the not very accurate casting and the clear windows. The base, however is slightly different, since the seats and the cockpit are marked and it includes the scale 1:55, an information that is not available in the later models (see #291).
The case has a very small size compared to the model inside, with orange base and transparent cover. The cover has the Gisima logo on top, something quite rare to see.
The Citroen BX is a rather beloved model, since it was a great car from the mid to late 80s, and miniature BXs are very sought-for. This one is probably one of the most difficult to find for the short numbers in which it was made.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: CITROËN BX
- Scale: Approx. 1:64
- Year: Around 1985
- Company: Gisima (Spain)
- Size: approx. 6 cm