This chapter is about weird models where I have not yet been able to find any kind of precise info's and where I do need your help!
I found last year on an auction site the scale model which you can see in the attached photos. It is a Volvo S80 made by in China by Hongwell and released under the label Abrex / Cararama. It is a 1:43 scale model made out of diecast. The silver metallic model comes in a livery of a department called 'Arson Investigation'. That is so far everything I was able to find out about this model. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any info's.
Photos used with permission. Courtesy of David.
I once bought in Germany a Volvo V70 by Minichamps and received it packed in the box you can see below. The German text on top of the cardboard inlay reads 'DIE VOLVO WELT STEHT IHNEN OFFEN' which means : 'The Volvo world is open to you'. The outside of the cardboard is plain white. Does anyone has more infos about this specific packaging. I have never seen another like this.
A Dutch Volvo collector has acquired this 1:43 scale model decorated as Swedish Polis car. We ignore however when this precise model has been released and under which label. It has most probably been sold as a Hongwell or Brio Junior Driver model. But we are not sure and we were not yet able to determine the precise origin. Here is a link showing various other similar versions : emergencydiecast.com/policesehongwell
I have seen the following Volvo Amazon models only once over the past years. I have no idea who produced these 1:43 scale models. I also ignore if the two 'convertibles' are from the same source. There are a few points that allow to pretend that it is however the same model. Any help is warmly welcome.
Source & copyright : matuska.se
Silvio Righetti, a modeler from Switzerland, has produced back in the 1980's inter alia the two following Volvo scale models. I have knowledge that a Volvo PV36 and a PV61 Nordberg convertible have been available. Both models were made out of white metal. Their scale is 1:43 or perhaps a little smaller. Does anyone know more about these miniatures and/or about Silvio Righetti ?
Source & copyright : matuska.se & BJ
Click here for more Volvo scale models by Silvio Righetti.
I found this Volvo 440 Turbo in an auction this weekend.
First of all I have never seen one like this before.
The Volvo is made out of a heavy metal. The RHD ( right hand drive ) model has a basic interior but no glazing and it comes fixed on a wooden base.
It is a 1:43 scale model and it measures 10x4x3 cm ( lwh ).
Due to the inscription on the bottom, I guess that it is a former promotional model from Volvo.
I would be pleased if someone could help me to find more infos about this scale model.
Photos used with permission. Courtesy of Marjorie ( photos 1-4 ). Courtesy of Bert Jan ( photos 5-9 )
The seller (Ayrshire Hospice) was unfortunately unable to give any information on this model because they received it as donation and sold it this weekend to raise money.