The second life of GMC's
Prices of both old
miniatures and real 1/1 scale GMC CCKW's strongly depend on their state and
condition. Miniature prices range from a few euros (1 euro = 1.09 US dollar
= 0.79 british pound (checked in February 2016)) for a strongly played France Jouets, to over 1,000
euros for a mint & boxed Pinder GMC + cage trailer Dinky Toys (DT France
881, only 14 euro in 1969 !). Don't ever hesitate about buying an incomplete
GMC Dinky Toys, as missing parts can be
and on eBay. By
the way, the French brand CIJ / Norev issued a perfect replica of this DT
881 for around 75 euros. New models are issued regularly by several firms.
Altaya, for instance, offers value for money with their Pinder circus trucks
(approximately 10 euro on eBay). I think their open and closed cab models
are also an excellent basis for 1/50 scale conversions. Unfortunately, the
British firm Hart-Smith has recently stopped the production of their 1/50
white metal CCKW kits. The 1/8 scale models from Fine Art Models are
evidently the most precious ones: for the price of one you could as well buy
two 1/1 scale GMC's.
According to the ads in various journal and sites, prices of 1/1 scale GMC's in Europe range from less than 3,000 up to over 9,000 euro (consult diagram).
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