||Anyone who has despaired of ever seeing their favorite real car done in
small-scale diecast can take heart based on the cars seen here. Who would
have ever expected that any Wartburg, Zwickau or EMW would become available?
Thanks to a German promotional company named Grell, we have just that.
The quality is excellent. These may have been manufactured by Golden Wheel
for Grell. The models are tied to German beer makers and celebrate the cherished
cars of East Germany. While most may have a bit of trouble understanding
this marketing strategy, collectors should be thrilled at the results.
The models sell for around 5 Euros each and some come in sets. A European
trading partner is an important link to get access to these models. I plan
on adding as many as possible. Additional models are illustrated on the
back of each blister-card.
The price is a bit high but production may well be limited. As I do not
read German, I'm not sure if this is noted on the cards. Unless this promotion
turns out to be a great success, and what are the odds on that, these models
may not be available for very long. Then again, Germans and beer have proved
to be a successful combination.