Latin American Vehicles

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Looks like the Falcon is the only one to have the right scale wheels, or the Taunus' would be 16".... my only gripe for that model.


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Tom wrote:
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Ah, the VW Pointer, the VW with a Ford Escort body.
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The Ford Escort with a Volkswagen logo, more like.

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Tom wrote:
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The Ford Escort with a Volkswagen logo, more like.
I wouldn't say it that way because both the VW and Ford versions has 1.8 "AP" VW engines. The Pointer also had a unique interior (so I've read).
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1980's Argentine Fords from various part-work series.

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ImageComparison: Ford Escort 1.8 XR3 from the Argentine and Brazilian Part-work Series by Michael, on Flickr

Comparison: Ford Escort 1.8 XR3 from the Argentine and Brazilian Part-work Series

When this model was first announced, I assumed that I wouldn't buy it because it looked too similar to the disappointing Brazilian part-work issued a few years ago. But then I found one at a good priced and noticed some detail improvements, so I bit, and I'm glad that I did.

ImageComparison: Ford Escort 1.8 XR3 from the Argentine and Brazilian Part-work Series by Michael, on Flickr

So many improvements (for the moment over-looking the still missing driving lights) -- better color, better headlights and and some black in the grille.

ImageComparison: Ford Escort 1.8 XR3 from the Argentine and Brazilian Part-work Series by Michael, on Flickr

I also appreciate that the wheels are not as bright, though some blackwash is still in order.

ImageComparison: Ford Escort 1.8 XR3 from the Argentine and Brazilian Part-work Series by Michael, on Flickr

ImageComparison: Ford Escort 1.8 XR3 from the Argentine and Brazilian Part-work Series by Michael, on Flickr

The contrast in color is visible here. The tinted sunroof on the Brazilian model isn't really an opening in the roof and that may be why the Argentine model dropped that feature.
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This is interesting (at least to me).

I was just looking at the Model Car World website and noticed that several of the Salvat Argentine part-work models are being sold on MCW under the brand name Special C -120. Right now they are on sale for a very low price too.

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The "120" seems to refer to the Argentine PW series, models from other series are sold with different numbers after the Special C name.
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SpecialC seems to be a common name among retailers for the PW series, whatever the publisher.

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