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Monday, January 17, 2011

Some finds in 2011

To be continue.........

Friday, February 5, 2010

Corgi Toys - Batmobile & Batboat

Corgi Toys # 267 - Batmobile Corgi Toys # 107 - Batboat & Trailer Released Date : 1967 - 1980

The Batmobile is the automobile of DC Comics superhero Batman. The car has evolved along with the character from comic books to television and films.[1] Kept in the Batcave, which it accesses through a hidden entrance, the Batmobile is a gadget-laden vehicle used by Batman in his crime-fighting activities.

The Batmobile built for and used in the 1966–1968 live action television show and its film adaptation was a customized vehicle that originated as a one-off Ford concept car of the 1950s.

The TV Batmobile was based on the Lincoln Futura Show Car, originally created by William M. Schmidt and his design team at the Lincoln Styling Department; in late 1965 20th Century Fox Television and Greenway Productions contracted renowned Hollywood car customizer George Barris to design and build a "Batmobile" for their upcoming Batman TV series.

Technical specifications

  • Curb weight: 5500 lb
  • Wheelbase: 129 in
  • Length: 230 in
  • Width: 90 in
  • Height: 48 in
  • Fins: 84 in
  • Engine: 390 in³, V-8 (atomic turbine)
  • Transmission: B&M Hydro Automatic (2nd transmission)


This Batmobile's gadgets include a nose-mounted aluminium chain slicer, lasers, rockets, an on-board telephone, radar, dash monitor, on-board computer, and police beacon. If needed, the Batmobile is capable of a quick 180° "bat-turn" thanks to two rear-mounted ten-foot parachutes, and it is equipped with a smoke emitter and a nail spreader to discourage pursuit. Some changes were made during the run of the series, including different license plates, a change in steering wheel, and the addition of extra gadgets such as the rear-facing camera and battering ram.[13] Other devices included[14]:

  • Emergency Bat-turn Lever (releases the Batmobile's parachute that enables quick turns)
  • Bat-ray (can do many things, such as open van doors)
  • Automatic Fire Extinguisher
  • Mobile Batcomputer
  • Bat Beam
  • Emergency Tire Inflator
  • Bat Smoke Screen
  • Bat-tering Ram (also known as the Bat-ram, used for knocking down reinforced doors)
  • Voice Control Batmobile Relay Unit
  • Bat-photoscope (works in conjunction with the Microfilm Crime File back in the Batcave. Through this device a photo from the crime file can be reproduced in the Batmobile.)
  • Batphone
  • Police Band Cut-In Switch
  • Mobile Tracking Scope
  • Cup holder

- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Corgi Toys #: 1143 American LaFrance Aerial Ladder Truck

Corgi Toys No. 1143, American LaFrance Aerial Ladder Truck
Released in 1960s

American Lafrance Webiste :

Monday, November 30, 2009

Corgi Toys - WWII British Desert Rat Morris Quad Tractor, Limber & 25pdr Gun

Corgi Toys #909 Quad Tractor, Limber & 25pdr Gun
Released in

Note : Item is original, has not been retouched, repaired or repainted.



The Morris Commercial C8 FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) commonly known as a Quad was an artillery tractor of the British and Commonwealth forces during World War II. It was used to tow medium artillery pieces, such as the 25 pounder gun-howitzer, and the 17 pounder anti-tank gun.
The original artillery tractor design was by Guy Motors based on a Morris C8 4 x 4 chassis in 1937. As demand was greater than the available production capacity at Guy, Morris took on production followed by other manufacturers later.
The Quad had a 4 ton winch to pull it or the gun.
Production of 10,000 plus vehicles was mostly by Morris Commercial Cars Ltd, Karrier and General Motors Canada.
The Ordnance QF 25 pounder, or more simply, 25-pounder or 25-pdr, was introduced into service just before World War II, during which it served as the major British field gun/howitzer. It was considered by many to be the best field artillery piece of the war, combining high rates of fire with a reasonably lethal shell in a highly mobile piece. It was the British Army's primary artillery field piece well into the 1960s, with smaller numbers serving in training units until the 1980s. -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Matchbox No. 5, Double Decker Bus

Matchbox No. 5 - Double Decker Bus

Original Release Date : 1958
Photo item - Matchbox 40th Anniversary Set

Matchbox No. 4. Massey Harris Tractor

Matchbox No. 4 Massey Harris Tractor
Release Date : 1958


Wednesday, November 25, 2009