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My collection of Duravits is very small, but the toys are so well made that just to have one would have been wonderful. This photo shows my green Citroen 2CV and my bright red dump truck. Pictured with them is a Sun rubber toy, a Supercharged coupe in bright red. The Citroen is nine and a quarter inches long, the dump truck nine inches. The Sun toy is 4 inches long, fairly typical for rubber toys.

My collection of Duravits is very small, but the toys are so well made that just to have one would have been wonderful. This photo shows my green, 4-door Citroen 2CV and my bright red dump truck. Pictured with them is a Sun rubber toy, a Supercharged coupe in bright red. The Citroen is nine and a quarter inches long, the dump truck nine inches. The Sun toy is 4 inches long, fairly typical for rubber toys.

A very battered 10 inch, red Ford Falcon 4 door wagon shows the lovely lines of the model despite years of hard use. The absence of the large, ugly rubber bumper guards of later years are thankfully absent from this model at both front and rear. The hood bump is quite modest, and the top of the front finders have a narrow fin running along them. The vertical grill bars match the vertical lines of the large, rectangular headlamps. Front turn signals are at the corner front of the fender. There are body-length scooped out areas along the sides. The rear is a continuation of the curves theme of the car, though the curved rear window glass is not detailed in the model. Simple beauty. The rear doors narrow at the bottom to accommodate the wheel wells. The rear door window frames slant toward the front. DURAVIT is spelled out in large letters on the tailgate, and the rear gate glass is quite large. So, too, are the tail lamps which are painted bright yellow on the model. The view of the driver's side shows the classic deeply dished, finned silver wheels. One also sees the passenger wing windows as well.

Originally, these Argentine toys were sold in plastic bags. Duravit toys are large, heavy, and very high-quality. Bear in mind that, being made of rubber, they have hardened over time and can crack and shatter. If you purchase one, stress proper packing for shipping.

This photo is a view of the driver's side of the 2CV. The body is bright green and the windows are silvered. So, too, are the bumpers, the grill, the lights and the license tags, and the door handles at each door. The wheels are white with a distinctive axle end shaped like a volcano with prominent ridges from the bottom to the top and a hole for the metal axle. These wheels are used in all the Duravit vehicles from this period. The next photo is another view of the 2CV. The roof is black and the ribs are molded in. The split door glass is also molded in for both the driver and the front passenger, and there are windshield wipers as well. The reinforcement ridges in the hood are there. The fresh air vent is molded in nicely beneath the front windshield. There are windows in each door and small quarter windows at the rear. The back window gives an idea that the view out the back is somewhat limited.
This photo is very similar to the one directly above it with a bit more of an aerial perspective that shows off the wonderful lines of the 2CV. The fenders are perfectly rendered as are the headlights. This final 2CV photo is a rear view. Three parallel, vertical body moldings bisect the rear deck. There are four red tail light lenses (painted red, too) with one pair on each side of the back license plate, which has Duravit molded in.
This is the first of 4 photos of my Duravit dump truck, a bright red, heavy duty toy with working dump bed and tailgate. Unfortunately, the person from whom I purchased it just wrapped a sheet of tissue around it, put it into an otherwise empty shoebox, and mailed it. It arrived in very bad shape, but it has mended fairly well, so long as one doesn't look too close. This view is the driver's side. The grill and headlamps are silver, the wheels are gray. The truck has dual rear wheels, is lumpy as a truck should be, and will be a great addition to any kid's building collection.
A very battered 10 inch, red Ford Falcon 4 door wagon shows the lovely lines of the model despite years of hard use, here seen from the right front quarter. The absence of the large, ugly rubber bumper guards of later years are thankfully absent from this model at both front and rear. The same car, same view, except in close-up. The hood bump is quite modest, and the top of the front finders have a narrow fin running along them. The grill of vertical bars matches the vertical lines of the large, rectangular headlamps. Front turn signals are at the corner front of the fender. There are body-length scooped out areas along the sides. The rear is a continuation of the curves theme of the car, though the curved rear window glass is not detailed in the model. Simple beauty.
Here we have a right rear quarter view that shows the passenger side and tailgate as well. The rear doors narrow at the bottom to accommodate the wheel wells. The rear door window frames slants toward the front. DURAVIT is spelled out in large letters on the tailgate, and the rear gate glass is quite large. So, too, are the tail lamps which are painted bright yellow on the model. This is a view of the driver's side. The classic deeply dished, finned silver wheels show up nicely. One also sees the passenger wing windows as well.

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