Bburago

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Bburago was an Italian manufacturer of diecasts, one of the pioneers of the larger scale models. In 2005 Bburago went bankrupt, this marked the end of the European manufacture of affordable diecast vehicles.

Bburago Renault Alpine 1:24 scale

Bburago Renault Alpine 1:24 scale

The first Italian made Bburago model in my collection was this Renault Alpine, I was lucky enough to find it at Drybridge Market. Only the third 1:24 scale model in my collection.

Bburago Cars

Bburago Cars

All the Bburago models I have represent European cars, mostly Italian and French but also a Swedish Saab and a British/German Ford Capri.

Two more Italian made Bburagos are the Peugeot 405 RAID and Renault Clio 16v below, these were also found at Drybridge market.

Drybridge haul: Renault Clio (Bburago), Peugeot 405 (Bburago) and Ferrari Berlinetta 250LM (Corgi)

Drybridge haul: Renault Clio (Bburago), Peugeot 405 (Bburago) and Ferrari Berlinetta 250LM (Corgi)

Some Bburago models on sale in Drybridge Market, Tbilisi

Some 1:43 Bburago models on sale in Drybridge Market, Tbilisi

Bburago was bought by May Cheong (producers of  Maisto) and production moved to China, now the boxes advertise “Italian Design”. Bburago to avoid too much overlap with Maisto focuses mainly on European models whilst Maisto has more American and Japanese models. 

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1/43 scale Saab Aero X and Renault 4TL

Many cars are available in 1/43 scale (Scala 1/43).

For a low budget remake of The Italian Job here are an Alfa 156 in Italian “Carabinieri” livery and a (BMW) Mini.

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1/43 scale Alfa 156 “Carabinieri and Mini

I like the many cars in Rally Livery.

Lancia delta S4, Renault Clio 16v, Peugeot 405 RAID and Fiat Abarth 131

Lancia Delta S4, Renault Clio 16v, Peugeot 405 RAID and Fiat Abarth 131 (all 1:43 Scale)

I also have a couple of models in 1/32 scale which I bought in Paris: a Ford Capri RS 2600 and a Citroen DS19. Bburago 1:32 Classics

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1970 Ford Capri RS 2600

Bburago also have models at 1/64 scale at first these were mostly Mercedes, BMWS or Lamborghinis, like this Lamborghini Gallardo. But now there are  also some cool retro VWs, this 1967 1600 Squareback has an opening tailgate, and the rear windows are slightly ajar, also the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette. I expect some 1:64 Ferraris to appear now May Cheong, Bburago‘s parent company has an exclusive licences deal with Ferrari.

Bburago 1:64

Bburago 1:64

The Bburago catalogue can be viewed online here:

http://www.bburago.com/

Bburago 1969 Chevrolet Corvette

Bburago 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 1:64

Bburago Wants list (current models):

1:64

Karmann Ghia

VW Notchback

Alpine A110-30

Citroen DS3

1:32 Classic

BMW 2002 tii

BMW 507

Porsche 911

1:43

Alfa Romeo 156 (Fire chief)

A list of silver boxed 1:43 models from Bburago (1:43 scale Made in Italy)

cod. 4101 – Renault Clio – Grey

cod. 4102 – Mercedes-Benz 190 E – Red

cod. 4103 – Porsche 924 Turbo – Blue

cod. 4104 – Ferrari Testarossa – Red

cod. 4105 – Dodge Viper RT/10 – Black

cod. 4106 – Ferrari 512 BB Daytona – Red 

cod. 4108 – Ferrari F40 – Red

cod. 4109 – Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Silver

cod. 4110 – Porsche 928 GR.A – Red

cod. 4111 – Alfa Romeo 156 – Silver

cod. 4112 – Suzuki Vitara Raid – Blue

cod. 4113 – Ferrari F50 – Silver

cod. 4114 – Porsche 911 – Black

Porsche 911 (Bburago)

4114 Porsche 911 (Bburago)

cod. 4115 – Dodge Viper GTS Coupe – Blue

cod. 4116 – Peugeot 205 Safari – Yellow

cod. 4117 – Ferrari 308 GTB – Green

cod. 4119 – Ford Escort Rally 4×4 – White

cod. 4120 – Dodge Viper GTS Coupe – Red

cod. 4122 – American Off Road (Jeep Renegade) – White

cod. 4125 – Dodge Viper RT/10 – White

cod. 4126 – Chevrolet Corvette Convertible ’98 – Black

cod. 4127 – Lamborghini Countach 5000 – Black

cod. 4128 – Ferrari F40 – Yellow

cod. 4129 – Ferrari 348tb Evoluzione – Red

cod. 4130 – Renault Clio RT – Green

cod. 4131 – Land Rover Aziza – Red

cod. 4132 – Ferrari F50 – Yellow

cod. 4133 – Ferrari 512 BB – Red

cod. 4134 – Fiat Tipo Rally – Blue

cod. 4135 – Lancia Delta S4 – Black

Lancia Stratos (Hot Wheels) and Lancia Delta S4  (Bburago)

Lancia Stratos (Hot Wheels) and Lancia Delta S4 (#4135 Bburago)

cod. 4135 – Lancia Delta S4 – Red

cod. 4136 – Ferrari 456 GT – Dark Blue

cod. 4137 – Lamborghini Countach – White

cod. 4139 – Ferrari 348tb – Black

cod. 4140 – Centenaire – Blue(Green) Metalized

cod. 4141 – Lamborghini Diablo – Violet Metalized

cod. 4143 – Ford Sierra Gr. A – Yellow

cod. 4145 – Fiat Bravo – Silver

cod. 4146 – Ferrari 456 GT – Red

cod. 4149 – BMW M Roadster – Blue

cod. 4152 – Chevrolet Corvette – Green

cod. 4153 – Porsche 911 Carrera Super Cup – Black

cod. 4154 – Ferrari 550 Maranello – Silver

cod. 4155 – Citroen Xantia – Blue

cod. 4157 – Ferrari Testarossa

cod. 4158 – BMW 535i – Purple

cod. 4160 – Renault Clio 16V – White

cod. 4160 – Renault Clio 16V – Blue 

cod. 4163 – Ford Escort Cosworth – White

cod. 4165 – Citroen Xantia – Purple

cod. 4167 – BMW M3 G.T. Cup – Green

cod. 4169 – BMW M Roadster – Silver

cod. 4170 – MIG Georgia – Centenaire – Yellow

cod. 4171 – Renault Clio Cup ’98 – Yellow

cod. 4173 – Ford Escort Rally 4×4 – Blue

cod. 4175 – Ferrari GTO – Black

cod. 4175 – Ferrari GTO – Yellow

cod. 4176 – Chevrolet Corvette Convertible ’98 – Red

cod. 4177 – BMW M3 GT Cup – Orange

cod. 4179 – Fiat Tipo – Red

cod. 4181 – Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – Red

cod. 4183 – Ford Sierra Rally – White

cod. 4185 – Porsche 911 Carrera ’93 – Red

cod. 4191 – Porsche 928 – Red

cod. 4191 – Porsche 928 – Green

cod. 4192 – Chevrolet Corvette – Red

cod. 4193 – Fiat Cinquecento – Green

cod. 4194 – Suzuki Vitara – White

cod. 4195 – Porsche 911 Carrera Cup – Yellow

cod. 4195 – Porsche 911 Carrera Cup – Red

cod. 4197 – BMW M3 DTM – White

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4 thoughts on “Bburago

    • The Ford Capri is absolutely beautiful! But my favorite from this page is the Fiat Abarth rally version. When I was a kid I addored rally versions of bburagos. The ferrari 308gbt is still something I wish to own :).

      Jim, I also have the Reanult Clio rally version and you can see it in the middle of one of my photos in my bburago article Bburago 1:43 Die-cast cars. Your is however in much much better shape 😉

      I have a question. I see that you have a few of the 1:64 and I must ask… are they any good? I’ve seen 3 packs in local shops and was thinking about buying a pack for my kid. Are they though?

      • The Bburago Ford Capri and Fiat Abarth are still available in shops. The 1:64 Bburagos don’t look exceptionally tough….the wheels are like the little Maisto wheels…if you get a three pack you can have your kid test them, here I ve just seen them sold singly…

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