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French Finery - not kits, but likely the only way to get a replica of this stuff!

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French Finery - not kits, but likely the only way to get a replica of this stuff!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:05 PM
Everyone who knows me knows I love loser cars. From Chevettes to Omnis and EXPs to Pacers, if it’s ugly or weird, I want it. However, that doesn’t just go for models. It goes for all kinds of replicas, including 1/43 replicas from Europe. Now, to North American tastes, many European cars of the ‘70s and ‘80s are pretty weird and, in some way, kinda loser-like. Sure, they’re not all like that, but thank goodness for French die-cast maker Solido, who sure seem to know how to pick the runts of the litter!
 
 
To celebrate making it to 350,000 hits (almost, but close enough as of writing this), I thought it was time to bring out some of the biggest losers, even if they’re in the smallest scale. To that end, I have set up a new page to showcase some of my prized 1/43 Solido Cougars. These are bargain-basement versions of much nicer Solido replicas, and their choices of subject are sublimely ridiculous!
 
Check out the new section, and the first entry down the page, the Talbot Tagora. Believe me, I have five of these things (as of right now) and they’re all going up eventually! “Vive la difference” indeed!
 
 
 
 
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:25 AM

Hmmm,I Dunno:

 Kinda looks like a forgotten Volvo to me!

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:19 AM

A late 70's Chrysler-Peugeot.  What could go wrong?

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:30 AM

AHA!

       I remember a little car offered at Chrysler Dealers that was the pre-Cursor to the Chevy Chevette! I believe it was called the Le Car!

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:23 PM

Tanker-Builder

AHA!

       I remember a little car offered at Chrysler Dealers that was the pre-Cursor to the Chevy Chevette! I believe it was called the Le Car!

 

 

AMC sold the Le Car.  (Well before Chrysler acquired AMC.)

'76 Chevettes debuted in '75; Renault 5 as Le Car in America '76.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:57 PM

Reminds me of my old Matchbox Opel Diplomat....Big Smile

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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