- A very handsome and nicely detailed model made in Germany. This one is mine and I took all the photos of it.

Siku V-series 1965 Buick Wildcat.

Taking a closer look at this rare model.

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Made by Siku from 1966-71, it is model number V255. It appeared in three different shades of metallic green. What look to be whitewalls are actually tires fitted over a white plastic insert.

Transparent plastic lever at base of cowl directs the angle of the front wheels.

Transparent plastic lever at base of cowl directs the angle of the front wheels.

It is larger in scale than the average Matchbox/Majorette/Hot Wheels, but smaller than Corgi and Dinky. I'm guessing about 1:55. My example isn't mint, but considering how rarely these seem to pop up I am very happy with mine and it is proudly displayed with my few other Siku models of contemporary American cars.

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Comments (14)

  • I have mainly Lesney Matchbox Superfasts. I also have Corgi, Dinky, and redline Hot Wheels. Plus several odds and ends. About 800-1000 pieces altogether. Vintage stuff, that’s what I collected.

      9 months ago
  • How did I not know that this existed until now. Nice!

      9 months ago
  • This is way cooler than a lot of Siku's current offerings. I never imagined that they would use such a verdant green.

      9 months ago
  • Whoa that’s cooool!

      9 months ago
  • Vintage Diecast cars have never been more popular on LaLD. What do you have in your collection? @tribe

      9 months ago
    • I've got a bunch of Redlines I need to take photos of... most from my father's childhood.

        9 months ago
    • I have a small collection of the Lone Star Impy cars.

      I also have a small collection of redline and blackwall Hot Wheels. I’m currently collecting race themed Matchbox cars from the early 80s to early nineties.

        9 months ago

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