NEW OLD MODELS FOUND
The tag says it all. It's all about older models which I have discovered only recently.
I stumbled upon a Volvo PV544 by AHI who has a color which I've never seen before. It is painted red. This model exists also in black, white and brown. These 1:87 scale models where made in Japan. They consist of a diecast body, a tinplate bottom-plate and real rubber tires.
AHC has provided several Volvo 850 scale models to Volvo for their official merchandising department. The models were the same then the ones offered directly by AHC but they featured a special decorated blue box wearing the Volvo lettering. A former Volvo employee from France send me these photos of this Volvo 854 GLT from 1992. It is painted a light blue metallic. This paint scheme was missing so far in my database. Only a black and a white version was mentioned so far in the database. Please let me know if you have eventually a different color in your collection. The miniature which has been made in Spain has AHC's item # 486 marked on the bottom plate. Volvo's official part number was however # 280958.
I found today a packaging variation of a Volvo 480 Turbo by Pilen. Everybody knows that AHC-Pilen did a lot of color schemes and packaging versions of the Volvo 480 ES and Volvo 480 Turbo. I found this red Volvo 480 Turbo in a box which was most certainly destined for the Spanish market. The series is called 'Serie Oro Luxe' and the item number is 378. The silver gray Volvo 480 ES ( item number 377 ) on the right photo has been listed for some time in my database.