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

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Matchbox Karmannghia

Matchbox Karmannghia convertible
Released Date : 2008


The Volkswagen Type 14 was a 2+2 marketed from 1955 to 1974 by Volkswagen in coupe and convertible bodystyles — combining the chassis and mechanicals of the Type 1, evocative styling by the Italian carrozzeria Ghia, and hand-built bodywork by German coach-builder Karmann.
The combination proved instantly successful for VW; production doubled soon after its introduction, and the Type 14 became the most imported car in the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague selected the Type 14 for his list of the world's most beautifully designed products.

Over 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car's production life — not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Brazil produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Turn on your speakers, enjoy ...............   :D

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Matchbox's Mini Ha Ha

Matchbox's Super Fast Series # 14 - Mini Ha Ha
Released date : 1976

Monday, November 16, 2009

Corgi Toys - Wicker Works Mini

Corgi Toys # 249 - Wicker Works Mini, released in 1966

Note : Wicker work sticker is missing

The Mini is a small car that was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered an icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers. The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th Century, behind the Ford Model T. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Corgi Toys# : 154 - Ferrari 156

Ferrari 156, realesed 1963

About Ferrari 156 "Sharknose":

The Ferrari 156 was a racecar made by Ferrari in 1961 to comply with then-new F1 regulations that lowered engine displacement from 2.5 to 1.5 litres, similar to the pre-1961 F2 class for which Ferrari had developed a mid-engined car also called 156. It used the V6 "Dino" engine named after Enzo Ferrari's late son.

Ferrari 156 is one of the most iconic racecar shapes and one of the most distinctive of all Ferraris. Phil Hill won his only Formula One Driver's World Championship in it and the car also secured Ferrari their first Formula One World Constructor's Championship. -From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia