A while back I had an idea to build some carriage trucks and Lowmac's etc. and needed some items as loads so after looking at farm implements I decided to have a look for some vehicles. I priced up cast kit's from various suppliers and realised that they were quite expensive - up to £50.
As an alternative I did a search on eBay for 1:43 scale vintage cars and amongst the many on offer were three pewter cars from Danbury Mint that all needed some attention but a £5 bid plus P&P secured them. When they arrived and were assessed a couple needed the windscreen frames reshaped and the 1909 Rolls Royce needed it's back axle soldering back on.
I then primed and sprayed them and finally made and fitted windscreens where necessary.
This is what I ended up with which is not bad for just over £3 each.
First up is the 1909 Roll Royce Silver Ghost.
Next is a 1936 Jaguar SS100
1:43 Scale 1945 MG-TC
Finally I picked up a couple of Matchbox vehicles on the bring an d buy at a show for £1 each.
This one a Matchbox 1918 Crossley Truck started life in a very bright red with a brass finished front end. The coal sacks need a bit more work but it looks much more appropriate for 1918.