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Post by IFHP » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:54 am

Thanks mostly to IXO, there is starting to be a selection of South American (mostly Brazilian) models available in 1:43.

ImageBrazilian Fords by Premium X by IFHP97, on Flickr

Brazilian Fords by Premium X; Maverick GT, F-100, and Del Rey.To date Premium X has produced 3 Brazilian Ford models, all more detailed versions of a Brazilian Altaya partwork series.

ImageBrazilian Fords by Premium X by IFHP97, on Flickr

License plate study. Because of their North American origins, Premium X decided to give these vehicle US license plates (North Carolina and Arizona). The Del Rey has a Brazilian plate (Blumenau).

ImageFord Maverick GT by Premium X. by IFHP97, on Flickr

1974 Ford Maverick GT by Premium X

ImageFord F-100 by Premium X. by IFHP97, on Flickr

1979 Ford F-100 by Premium X
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by IFHP » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:59 am

From the Brazilian Altaya partwork series (except the Escort which is from a different Altaya partwork series).

ImageBrazilian Ford from Altaya by IFHP97, on Flickr

Ford Belina II, Ford Escort, Ford Del Rey and Ford Galaxie

ImageBrazilian Fords from Altaya by IFHP97, on Flickr

Ford F-100, Ford Corcel (1971) and Rural Willys
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Re: South American Vehicles

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ImageBrazilian Altaya Collection Introduction by IFHP97, on Flickr

Brazilian Altaya Collection Introduction

A 12-page introduction to the Carros Inesqueciveis do Brasil collection by Altaya. Each model comes with a magazine that looks something like this. An odd thing is that not all of the cars shown on the cover are included in the 50 vehicle series.

The series has now been expanded to 75 vehicles.

http://www.planetadeagostini.com.br/col ... rasil.html

While trolling e-bay I have discovered that some of these Brazilian models have been released in different colors in other partworks series in Colombia and Peru. Ford example the F-100, (which is a 1970 model outside of Brazil) was released in blue in Colombia and green in Peru.

Image1974 Ford Maverick GT and 1976 Chevrolet Opala SS by Altaya by IFHP97, on Flickr

1974 Ford Maverick GT and 1976 Chevrolet Opala SS by Altaya. The Mustang and Camaro of Brazil. The Maverick GT was a 5.0 V8 and the Opala SS was a 4.1 I-6.

Image1:43 Scale Brazilian Classics by Altaya by IFHP97, on Flickr

1:43 Scale Brazilian Classics by Altaya. Part of a series of 75 classic Brazilian cars and trucks that Altaya is introducing in series over the next year or so. Thanks to Tulio for working out a deal to send me the Fords and a few choice non-Fords. In terms of a critical review, I would say they they are world class and avery good value for their low cost. Flaws are that some details are missing, some grilles could use a good blackwashing, also that so far all of the interiors have been molded in black, which I think on some of these vehicles (the Simca and Rural Willys) black would not be a correct interior color.

ImageBrazilian parking Garage circa 1976 by IFHP97, on Flickr

Brazilian parking Garage circa 1976. Three Brazilian models by Altaya. Also the first non-Fords to join my 1:43 scale collection. The Simca Chambord started life as a Ford Vedette. The Rural Willys ended its life as the Ford Rural and the Chevrolet Opala has no Ford connection -- I've just always liked them.

ImageBrazilian Ford F-100s by Altaya and Premium X by IFHP97, on Flickr

Brazilian Ford F-100s by Altaya and Premium X. The same diecast, but the Premium X really is "premium". The Altaya is marketed as a 1978 model and the Premium X as a 1979.
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Re: South American Vehicles

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Image1973-77 Ford Falcon Futura by MM by IFHP97, on Flickr

1973-77 Ford Falcon Futura by "MM". An exciting 2012 e-bay find. This is a 1:43 scale version of the 1973-77 Ford Falcon Futura from Argentina. The model is handmade in resin and expensive (asking $90 to $150). I had to think long and hard before I bit the bullet on this one – but because this car is one of my favorites I went ahead and bought it and I’m glad that I did. Although a bit crude on close inspection, it looks great from the 1:43 equivalent of 10’ (3 meters +/-). The company that built these appears to be called “M M.” If I understood the seller correctly these were made in 2009 in either a batch of 1,000 with 48 models of Argentine cars, or just 48 examples of several different cars (not sure). I noticed that this car does not say “Ford” or “Falcon” anywhere on it, which suggest that this is not a licensed product.

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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by Tom » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:11 am

Very nice, if it wasn't for partwork series a lot of cars would never have been modelled. Good thing that I don't know what exactly is out there, there's bound to be a lot more that I'd love to have and that would cost me a fortune.

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Post by JSB33 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:48 am

As always, I am left shaking my head as to why we can't get these PW series in the biggest consumer market place in the world.
Some great cars in that collection that we have to jumps thru hoops if we have any hope of getting them. Love the Ford/Willys Rural. Colors are great for it. And those pickups would be nice to have at PW pricing to.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:00 am

1:43 is probably the stumbling block as the 'States has traditionally been 1:18/1:24/1:64 territory. It would be a brave publisher to venture in amongst that lot.

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Post by IFHP » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:41 pm

1:43 is probably the stumbling block as the 'States has traditionally been 1:18/1:24/1:64 territory. It would be a brave publisher to venture in amongst that lot.
Hopefully WE are helping to change that.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:20 pm

Lots of cool Fords, from our SouthAmerican brothers! :)
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by IFHP » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:59 am

Julio,

Can you ever imagine a partwork series for the Mexican market? There are some interesting possibilities there.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:10 am

IFHP wrote:Julio,

Can you ever imagine a partwork series for the Mexican market? There are some interesting possibilities there.
That would be fantastic. :)

Although most of our Fords were just like the ones for the USA market, with a few exceptions, most of them of Fords from the 80s and 90s.
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Post by IFHP » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:46 am

True, but if the series included GM, Chrysler, VAM, Volkswagen, Renault and Nissan, there would be something for everyone. I'd even have to break my Ford Only rule for a few examples that I can think of.

Here is link to some Mexican market car and truck ads on my Flickr account:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ifhp97/se ... 090391859/

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:19 am

What a fabulous collection of ads! :)

Do you actually have all these ads, or you just collect their photos?
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Post by JSB33 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:39 am

Here is a Mexican vehicle I would like to have :D

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:10 pm

"Upholstery"??? 8-)

I wonder what kind of word in Spanish is that? :lol:
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by IFHP » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:44 am

Do you actually have all these ads, or you just collect their photos?
Thanks Julio, yes, I have amassed a world class collection of of international car and truck advertising over the decades. I've been posting some of them on Flickr over the past few years. Almost all of the Mexican ads in my collection were collected in DF in 1997 and 2000.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:58 am

IFHP wrote:
Do you actually have all these ads, or you just collect their photos?
Thanks Julio, yes, I have amassed a world class collection of of international car and truck advertising over the decades. I've been posting some of them on Flickr over the past few years. Almost all of the Mexican ads in my collection were collected in DF in 1997 and 2000.
So you collected those in Mexico City! Cool! ;)

Wonderful collection!
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Post by JSB33 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:48 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:"Upholstery"??? 8-)

I wonder what kind of word in Spanish is that? :lol:
Cheech and Chong should know....
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:46 am

JSB33 wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:"Upholstery"??? 8-)

I wonder what kind of word in Spanish is that? :lol:
Cheech and Chong should know....
No doubt about it! :lol:
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Post by SEATPC » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:34 pm

This superb collection of cars in Brazil.

It has very intesantes models


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Post by IFHP » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:18 am

Tribute to Ford of Argentina's 2013 Centennial Celebration at General Pacheco

ImageFord Argentina Centennial Tribute (1913-2013) by IFHP97, on Flickr

Pictures from the actual event:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/elovaloaz ... 7516373955

ImageFord Argentina Centennial Tribute Diorama (1913-2013) by IFHP97, on Flickr

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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by IFHP » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:07 am

This week I received the Premium X version of the Brazilian Ford F-75. I am grateful to have it, but I have a mixed review as I think it could have been better.

The history of this vehicle is that it was a 1960 redesign (by Brooks Stevens) of the original Willys Jeep pick up, with the exception of the doors (and maybe the roof), all of the panels were new. Ford bought out Willys Overland do Brasil in 1968 and eventually renamed the Jeep Pickup as the F-75. In 1975, Ford replaced the ancient Willys F-head I6 with the Ford OHC 2.3 I4. Ford replaced the F-75 with the more car-like Pampa in 1983.

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This is an important addition to my collection. but there are a number of ways the model could have been better. To start with IXO got the basics wrong when they gave this vehicle a Citroen like wider track in the front than the back -- what were they thinking. I question Premium X's choice of fluorescent orange for a color, really? I also question the bright bumpers, this was a work truck, white painted bumpers would be more correct, They also could have painted the "FORD" script on the tailgate white. Also the side fender badge is placed more forward on photos that I have seen.

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Image1980 Ford F-75 by Premium X by Michael, on Flickr

I was surprised by the length of the pickup. 1:1s that I've seen pictures of look shorter.

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Post by JSB33 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:18 am

I never knew these were sold as Fords. Makes me want one (in a different color)
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Re: South American Vehicles

Post by grinbergs » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:15 am

Nice to see these cars, some new to me.

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