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Old 25th October 2010, 23:46   #1
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Here is a Vintage Tin Toy i got yesterday. Now thinking of painting it Black with lots of lacquer and chrome plating all trims and bumpers.
By the way what Car is it ?

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Old 26th October 2010, 00:02   #2
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nice model you got there...post it in the scale model thread. where did you get it from??

the car is a 1955 buick special.

have a look-

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Nice vintage toy, I have similar ones. Do not do anything other than clean, maybe try to touch up just a little. The chrome parts should not be painted silver. In short, keep it as it is, just clean up a little. A full repaint will reduce its value.
This is not a scale model, when new it was just a toy.

These toys are a part of automobilia, thread could be merged.

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Maybe its not such a bad idea to have an exclusive thread for Vintage and classic scale models they tend to get lost in the scale model thread. I have about 50 odd vintage Matchbox Models of yesteryear cars, some of them still in original packing. I think I will post them on this thread.
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Yes a new thread will be good, i am old to the forum and i did search for a existing thread for topic but could not find one so created a new topic, if mods feel can move to relevant thread please.. anyways i have 2 more of these toys and a automobilia

The automobilia is posted earlier have a look
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/687276-post1699.html

I will post the toys soon..
@amit thanks for the identification.. it was lying with an old friend of mine, he was least interested in it so bought it..

Do you guys remember the Car Shaped Beetle Nut (Paan Supari) box that used to come in the olden days, has anyone got it ? I have found one but not for sale / giveaway will try to post photos soon..

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Nice find Shreeram !! I too have some real old scale models in my collection. Would be great to have a separate thread for these.

Mods: Can we have a separate thread titled "Classic Scale Models" in the SAME section that has the "Scale Model thread" please ?
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Yes all those who have such vintage toys please post pics too..
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Come to think of it, even i have such a tin-toy - '54 chevy in red and chrome tucked away somewhere at home
Need to hunt for it and post pictures
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Nice find Shreeram.. I think the original colour should be preserved istead of black..
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Here is a Vintage Tin Toy i got yesterday. Now thinking of painting it Black with lots of lacquer and chrome plating all trims and bumpers.
By the way what Car is it ?

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Very Nice find

A lot of these toys were made in Japan

Your Toy also says JAPAN on the dash
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Some photos of vintage made by local craftsman.
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these tin toys evoke memories of a simpler time - when all this political correct-ness and health and safety etc did not exist.
i remember having a pedal car made of some metal with absolutely no botheration about rusting, sharp bits and pieces and a host of other stuff that mandatorily needs to be avoided today by toy manufacturers.
this is not to celebrate the lack of safety in some of those old toys but rather to celebrate a time when we could simply enjoy things without thinking too much.
thinking too much seems to have become the besetting sin in todays new world order!
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shankar or so true. The best and most cheerished toys that I had were metal body cars that were almost 10" to 1' in lenght and had the friction mechanism with light coming through the friction wheel.

I used to then as a demolition engineer open them all up and none are left today. Went to look for similar toy cars in the market today to gift for my son, but now all we have are at best pull back scale models.

Yes those toys rusted and it is rare to see one of them in acceptable condition today, but yes those were the days.....
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Old 15th April 2011, 17:04   #14
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Here is another one i Own. Not actually a Toy. But a Cigarette Lighter in Disguise
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Hey guys, I just managed to lay my hands on this beauty - a "tin toy" '61 fintail Mercedes.

Works on a single large battery, has a lever for forward and reverse.

She was lying at a relatives house, who was only too glad to give her to me. Apparently she's at least 40 years old !!

I now need Oh-Ree-G-Nal hubcaps.
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