My favourite scale for diecast collecting is 1:64 scale. This is the nominal scale for Hot Wheels and Matchbox . Looking in the 1969 Matchbox catalogue only the Fiat 1500, SnowTrac Tractor and Field Car are actually 1:64 scale.
This time last year, I noticed some Bburago models appearing in this scale, at first, the selection here was limited to a few models: Mercedes, Lamborghini and BMW.
In the Summer I noticed some Volkswagens, too. Now the range is larger. Last week, looking for a computer, I found one of the electronics stores had a stock of Bburago, I was torn between a 1969 Corvette Coupe and a VW Karmann Ghia. I chose the Corvette because it had an opening bonnet (hood). In my childhood many Matchbox cars had opening parts, now they rarely do. I hadn’t forgotten about the Karmann Ghia, a couple of days later I returned to get the Karmann Ghia.
I am hoping soon to find some Ferraris at this scale, as Bburago (under its parent May Cheong) has the Exclusive Ferrari License.
They now have Ferraris but at a price twice that of the other cars! The Ferrari comes in a box not a blister pack and has smarter wheels, but even so… there is a huge price difference.
From the Bburago 2015 Catalogue:
Following comments made that Bburago are bigger than other nominally 1:64 models, I thought I’d look into it. I compared the Audi R8 models by Bburago and Majorette and also the Lamborghini Gallardo models by Bburago, Hot Wheels and Matchbox. With these models it is clear the Bburago models are bigger and maybe more like the 1:55 of Siku models than 1:64.