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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, 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.
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