Category Archives: Panhard

News from the Continent June/July 2018 – Norev

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

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Here are the latest releases from Norev. The models are diecast in China to various scales for Norev of France. As usual a mixture of new and historic vehicles.

June 2018 Releases

1:18 Scale

 

181632 Citroen C3 WRC No. 7 – winner Mexico 2017 – K.Meeke/P.Nagle

 

181633 Citroen C3 WRC No. 9 – Corsica 2017 – S.Lefebvre/G.Moreau

 

181634 Citroen C3 WRC No. 7 – Winner Spain 2017 – K.Meeke/P.Nagle

 

183420 Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2017 – silver

 

1:43 Scale

 

351339 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2017 – green metallic

 

511322 Renault Kangoo 2013 “Fire Brigade”

 

511395 Renault Kangoo 2013 “Fire Brigade- fire chief staff car”

 

511326 Renault Kangoo van 2013 “Fire brigade V.L.U.”

 

511327 Renault Kangoo Van 2013 “Fire Brigade – medical rescue service”

 

511323 Renault Kangoo 2013 “Police municipale”

 

511324 Renault Kangoo 2013 “Police municipale – yellow and blue striped”

 

511325 Renault Kangoo 2013 “Gendarmerie Outre-mer”

 

511328 Renault Kangoo 2016 “Vigipirate”

 

July 2018 Releases

1:18 Scale

 

183591 Mercedes-Benz 300 saloon 1952 – dark grey

 

183457 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6,9 saloon 1976 – blue grey metallic

 

188520 Volkswagen 1303 Beetle saloon 1972 – red

 

188521 Volkswagen 1303 Beetle cabriolet 1972 – orange

Scale 1:43

 

517856 Alpine A110 Premiere Edition 2017 – blue

 

155476 Citroen C4 Cactus 2018 – Aluminium grey & black decoration

 

155477 Citroen C4 Cactus 2018 – deep purple & white decoration

 

518783 Renault Master 2014 “Fire brigade first aid”

 

518784 Renault Master 2014 “Fire brigade VSAV”

 

518785 Renault Master 2014 “Fire brigade VSAV yellow bumpers”

 

1:43 Scale – Jet Car Range

 

350009 BMW M3 E30 2-door saloon 1986 – black

 

270559 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 1986 – white

 

750033 Porsche 911 Turbo 19878 – green

 

517522 Renault Clio Williams 1993 – blue

 

840062 Volkswagen Golf GTI G60 1990 – red

 

155365 Citroen C3 WRC 2017 “Official Presentation Version

Second Release July 2018

1:18 Scale

 

182752 AC Cobra 289 1963 – white

 

182754 AC Cobra 289 1963 – black

 

 

181480 Citroen DS19 saloon 1956 – green & champagne

 

181481 Citroen DS19 saloon 1959 – Marron & Carrare white

 

187770 Fiat 500L 1968 – blue

 

183577 Mercedes-Benz 200 saloon 1966 – moss green

 

183589 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE Coupe 1980 – blue metallic

 

183467 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 1986 – Inca red

 

183453 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster 2017 – silver

 

183421 Mercedes-Benz X-Class 2018 – blue metallic

 

187663 Porsche 911 Turbo Targa 1987 -blue metallic

 

187595 Porsche 911 Cabriolet 1993 – black

 

188433 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1995 – red

1:43 Scale

 

155584 Citroen C5 Tourer 2011 “SMUR de Forez”

 

474218 Peugeot 402 Eclipse 1937 light green

 

479818 Peugeot Partner 2010 “Fire Brigade medical service”

 

 

530023 Chausson AP52 Coach 1955 – clear grey & blue

 

1:87 Scale

 

153028 Citroen 7A 1934 – blue & black

 

153027 Citroen 11A 1937 – grey

 

155054 Citroen ID19 Break 1960 – light brown

 

158511 Citroen SM 1972 – Scarabee brown metallic

 

451896 Panhard Dyna Z12 1957 – Narcissus yellow

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Small French cars from Universal Hobbies – Part Four

By Maz Woolley

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This article is the fourth in a short series looking back at models UH made to 1:87 scale which were included in a French partwork The Golden Age of French Cars which was produced in about 2009The first part featured the Citroën Traction and can be found hereThe second covered Peugeot 204s and can be found here. The third was on Peugeot 403 Cabriolets. This partwork had a case holding two 1:87 scale models which represented two different versions of the same car.  These models were all diecast in metal in China for France and are fitted with a nice turning key type fixing that allows them to be easily removed from the case for display. The models from this series that I will look at in this article are of of the Panhard Dyna Z12 from 1957.

The Panhard Dyna  140 thousand of them were produced from 1954 to 1959. It’s flat twin 851cc engine was capable of producing up to 52hp which was sufficient to propel the relatively lightweight car to 90mph despite it being a full six seater inside. The car was replaced by the updated PL17.

The UH model captures the characteristic shape of the Panhard well though again the wheels could be set a little higher than they are. The alloy mouldings fitted to the car are printed in a slightly dulled silver which is realistic and although a little to wide in places looks OK from a normal viewing distance.  The wheels are a little plastic looking but actually are reasonably accurate replicas of the real ones which had big hubcaps and rims in silver.

Again realistic number plates are not fitted simply year plates which is always a disappointment. The rear light are red “blobs” which would be nicer as clear red over silver but again from a distance they look OK. Badging is quite finely printed.

G7 taxi group dominated Paris taxis in the post war years and has gone on to build a large taxi and hire business across France. Its distinctive livery has been used on a myriad of models with Dinky Toys making a nice Peugeot 404 Taxi in the 1960s for example. Partworks models of more recent years abound too with lots of different car models featured in the red and black livery. However, in 1:87 scale this model may be the only one available.

The Taxi model is basically made and finished to the same standard as the saloon car. With the obvious addition of the external taxi meter and roof sign. The tiny yellow lettering on the rear doors says G7 Taxis.

Although not perfect these make cheerful budget models which capture the real car well in this small scale and which make a nice contrasted pair when displayed.

After the last article one of my fellow members at Coventry Diecast and Model Collectors club (CDMC), Matt, pointed out that Norev had expanded their 1:87 range in recent years and that there were quite a few on eBay. Originally Norev re-issued 1:87 models based on their 1960’s models with a few upgraded details but has since expanded the range. The expansion was speeded up by incorporating some of the UH models, so some are now available as single models in Norev packaging in different colours and finishes.


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