NEW OLD MODELS FOUND
The tag says it all. It's all about older models which I have discovered only recently.
I have recently found a box by Scalextric featuring a set of two 1:32 scale slotcars. One is the Volvo 854 already known from other sets and a Peugeot 406.
I was not able to find out more details about this slotacr set.
Photos used with permission.
Roland Kirpis from Riga (LV) had the idea of modeling his actual family car with Lego bricks. The idea resulted in the one off model shown on the following photos. You won't be able to buy yourself a copy. But I'm sure you will agree that this model is so well finished that it has his place here. Roland has built his Lego-Volvo totally from scratch. He has achieved to reproduce the silhouette of the car and he has even succeeded to include many working parts.
Lego is however offering a free software which helps you to design whatever comes to your mind. Lego calls it Lego® Digital Designer.
A few closeups :
This is another set offered by Matchbox including a Volvo 760. This on has been offered under the name 'Super Value Pack'. The idea behind these sets were most certainly to promote and sell older models. The set was available under item # 25823. All the models were produced in China. Click here and here for nearly identical sets.
This 5 car set included the following 3'' models :
I have just discovered another 10-car set by Matchbox featuring a Volvo. This set is labeled 'Showroom Models' and has been released in January 2010. This set comes with a medium blue painted Volvo P1800. The set features nine regular cars and as bonus an exclusive vehicle which is a yellow Chevy Camaro SS-396.
These 3'' models have been made in Thailand.
A good source for anything regarding the Volvo P1800 by Matchbox is this Wiki page.