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  • Grell / High Speed 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Here is a good example of a model that made the rounds. This model was always made by High Speed until they closed shop, and ownership passed to Greenlight who has continued to release it (though it has been a little while since last I've seen it). The initial release was a Readers Digest promo, it was also found as Malibu International. I have not confirmed a High Speed or Schuco issue, as some of the High Speed castings were also released.

    Here stateside, the Grell issues are the most difficult to find. This one and another in my collection released as Grell came from a seller in Germany some years ago.
    Last edited by jt3; 11-05-2022, 06:51 PM.
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    Thank you for your understanding.

  • #2
    that is a well done casting.

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    • #3
      Nice '58 Corvette! All of the Grell models I had in my collection at one time came from a source in Austria.

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      • #4
        Like the look of this 58,

        I'm curious but was it High Speed which were used as Schuco or Hongwell, or maybe they are all the same, unless Schuco used a variety of makers depending on scale.
        Doug

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Douglas View Post
          Like the look of this 58,

          I'm curious but was it High Speed which were used as Schuco or Hongwell, or maybe they are all the same, unless Schuco used a variety of makers depending on scale.
          Schuco sold models from a number of makers, Hongwell being one of them. Hongwell typically in my experience are 1/72...bigger than HO and smaller than 1/64. There is a brief, and somewhat difficult to sort out / find, series issued as Schuco that were in fact High Speed castings. These were released in the very early '00s, and the packaging is similar to the Hongwell issues, further confusing the matter.

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          And it looks like I goofed, this is the '57 with single headlights (all the other info pertaining to issues still stands)
          The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

          Thank you for your understanding.

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          • #6
            Nice casting, for sure, but I’m ogling that semi!

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            • #7
              That looks great, better than my Kinsmart sized Welly, great model

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lil rod shop View Post
                Nice casting, for sure, but I’m ogling that semi!
                High Speed had some nice rigs. Malibu Int'l released a Freightliner and a Peterbilt, plus a Unimog and an International CXT. Some models were also sold under the Model Power brand aimed at model railroad hobbyists. The big trucks are actually HO scale, and well done for the cost at the time. Grell also used several Euro make trucks made by High Speed, including Mercedes Actros, M-A-N and Volvo.

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                Malibu Int'l Peterbilt

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                Grell Kenworth

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                Grell Freightliner (this is about as close as I've seen to the truck I drove, it would have been a mid-1990s "Condo" which had a bunk bed berth, so the sleeper and fairing were different.

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                Grell Scania

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                Grell Mercedes Actros

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                Grell Ford
                Last edited by jt3; 11-06-2022, 07:13 PM.
                The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                Thank you for your understanding.

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                • #9
                  Nice trucks!
                  I drove a late 90s Freightliner Classic (non-XL) mid-roof for a couple years in the early 2000s, then moved into a black condo Classic for 3 years. That was my second favorite truck I’ve driven in my 37 years; my first favorite was the ‘04 Coronado I drove in the early 2010s.
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                  • #10
                    The 1st time i saw this casting used was from the Readers Digest set that came in individual boxes like the 55 chev 69 olds 442 etc





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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lil rod shop View Post
                      Nice trucks!
                      I drove a late 90s Freightliner Classic (non-XL) mid-roof for a couple years in the early 2000s, then moved into a black condo Classic for 3 years. That was my second favorite truck I’ve driven in my 37 years; my first favorite was the ‘04 Coronado I drove in the early 2010s.
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                      Other than the color, that is really close to my old truck. Mine had rectangular headlights, but the roof fairing is like mine. I drove for Lester Coggins. I don't see their trucks around anymore and the yard is a ghost town, has been for some years now.
                      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                      Thank you for your understanding.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Carsdownunder View Post
                        The 1st time i saw this casting used was from the Readers Digest set that came in individual boxes like the 55 chev 69 olds 442 etc
                        yeppir!

                        ​​​​​​I know I have a copy, thought I had pics but apparently not. So much under High Speed I still need to take pics of....
                        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                        Thank you for your understanding.

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