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  • Schuco Piccolo

    Schuco Piccolo are odd little castings. Solid and heavy, and appearing somewhat toy-like (for me - a top prerequisite to get a tsunami of acquirement emotional juices flowing). Rarely have I come across examples that are anything less than pristine. Then this VW and I crossed paths in November 2019. Just had to take the plunge! Yes, I have shown this example here before, but something made me go look at it today and take some new fotos. Hope you can appreciate it through the obvious condition issues. Some kid obviously had fun with it!







    - Jeff
    Supreme Miniature Vehicle Storage Solutions Architect

  • #2
    It almost looks like it has eyes! While I don't have any of these little Piccolo models in my collection I have long been intrigued by them and every once in a while tempted to add one or two to the collection.

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    • #3
      Here is another Piccolo series model that I procrastinated over for a long while. Finally found this one at the RiGhT pRiCe (TM).









      - Jeff
      Supreme Miniature Vehicle Storage Solutions Architect

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      • #4
        Here is my modest Piccolo collection with a couple 1:87 buses thrown in. The larger red bus is Brekina and the yellow and turquoise bus is Joy Toy (Greece).

        Useless factoid: All of my 1:87 stuff is stored in cigar boxes of various shapes, sizes, and construction.

        - Jeff
        Supreme Miniature Vehicle Storage Solutions Architect

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        • #5
          The Mercedes Bus is such a good looking casting! Also liking the black Adenauer Benz!

          Here are some Piccolos from my collection.

          Klicke auf die Grafik für eine vergrößerte Ansicht  Name: Schuco Piccolo div 1.jpg Ansichten: 0 Größe: 45,5 KB ID: 119265
          Klicke auf die Grafik für eine vergrößerte Ansicht  Name: Schuco Piccolo div 2.jpg Ansichten: 0 Größe: 64,5 KB ID: 119267
          Klicke auf die Grafik für eine vergrößerte Ansicht  Name: Schuco Trabant 601 S 1.jpg Ansichten: 0 Größe: 16,3 KB ID: 119266
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          • #6
            Those look nice Patrick. Especially like the Mbz lorry and the Trabant! The others look great liberated from their boxes! I really need to release mine at least for a foto shoot.
            - Jeff
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            • #7
              Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
              It almost looks like it has eyes! While I don't have any of these little Piccolo models in my collection I have long been intrigued by them and every once in a while tempted to add one or two to the collection.
              Now I think I know what you mean - on the windshield!

              How's this?


              Last edited by atombaum; 05-26-2020, 08:03 PM.
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              • #8
                - Jeff
                Supreme Miniature Vehicle Storage Solutions Architect

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                • #9
                  Wow - all of those are so very nice. I am enjoying seeing all that you gentlemen are sharing! And yes, the eyes on the VW are perfect!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ModellbauMaster View Post
                    The Mercedes Bus is such a good looking casting! Also liking the black Adenauer Benz!

                    Here are some Piccolos from my collection.

                    Klicke auf die Grafik für eine vergrößerte Ansicht Name: Schuco Piccolo div 1.jpg Ansichten: 0 Größe: 45,5 KB ID: 119265
                    Klicke auf die Grafik für eine vergrößerte Ansicht Name: Schuco Piccolo div 2.jpg Ansichten: 0 Größe: 64,5 KB ID: 119267
                    Klicke auf die Grafik für eine vergrößerte Ansicht Name: Schuco Trabant 601 S 1.jpg Ansichten: 0 Größe: 16,3 KB ID: 119266
                    ModellbauMaster - These racing version Schuco Piccolo are painted well and have excellent racing liveries. I particularly like the 1968 Daytona 24 Hours winning Porsche 908LH (long tail) #54. The Porsche factory team of 908LH racers took the top three places for another staged "Photo Finish" like the Scuderia Ferrari at the 1967 Daytona 24.

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                    • #11
                      atombaum - Here is a good small Schuco Piccolo Porsche 356 Cabrio.

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                      • #12
                        I'd like to have a 356 in the Piccolo collection. Looks good.
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                        • #13
                          Nice 356 Convertible! I should have a red 356A Coupe Piccolo somewhere too…
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                          • #14
                            Thanks to the close-up cell phone photos, I noticed a bit of dirt and grime on the VW (see original photos), so cleaned it up a bit, and then noticed one tire was different. Found a site in Germany that sells Piccolo parts, but don't need 20 of them. Waiting for a reply about getting a single tire. If he says no, then I'll be sitting pretty and corner the market.

                            - Jeff
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                            • #15


                              Figure 1. Frontal areas now free of schmutz for increased aerodynamics.


                              Figure 2. Less manky, but not quite ready for concours.


                              Figure 3. The "odd" tire actually seems in sync with the rest of the car. Imagine a struggling college student (back in the day) with limited coordinated funds, unlikely to scrape enough together to facilitate a matching set (perfect).


                              Figure 4. Someone close to me had a 1964 VW beetle with a rear fender from a later example (larger tail light). Other premium (and functional) options included a steel sunroof, an original Sapphire AM radio, and a gas heater (rare today). Purchased in 1981 for $250. Sold in 1983 for $350.





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