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Pyro Ford 1936 Roadster, 1/32, 288-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is nicely detailed and the later issues of this same kit state that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro Mississippi River Boat Packet Natchez, 1/160, B238-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$169   

Beautiful hardbox issue from the mid 1960s. Very large and highly detailed model measures over 21 inches long when assembled. The Natchez was the famous rival of the Robert E Lee. The race between the two is considered a classic tale of The River. Although the Lee won, the circumstances were suspect and many people still considered the Natchez the fastest paddle-wheel packet ever. (For example, the Lee carried no payload and the Natchez was carrying passengers and a normal payload.) Molded in high-gloss tan, burgundy, green and gray plastic. All details of the real ship, including the wooden railings and carvings are duplicated. Includes full rigging instructions and thread. Never started. All the parts that were originally factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the few parts that Pyro did not seal have been inventoried complete. With instructions, decals and flag sheet.

Pyro USS Chicago CA136 Heavy Cruiser, 147-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Very rare. Pyro's first ship kits were the BB Missouri, CA Chicago, CV Shangri-La and DD Sumner in the early 1950s. The one-piece box is complete but has wear as shown and a closed tear on one long side. It is molded in dark gray and black plastic. The scale is not listed, but the built model is about 12 inches long. NOTE: the main turrets have been snapped (not glued) in to the deck. There is no other assembly. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Please note that the three larger ships all came in the same box. Pyro placed the kit contents on the side of the box.

Pyro 1932 Chevrolet Cabriolet, 1/32, C291-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is very nicely molded with very good detail featuring full underside and chassis, spoked wheels and complete interior. Molded in dark green and clear. The box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1949 Ford Tudor Coupe, 1/32, 290-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. later issues of this kit state on the side that it can be converted to model road racing (slot car). The model includes beautiful deep maroon injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed molded chassis and complete interior. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1937 Cord Convertible, 1/25, 229

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare true first issue with the 'black' box style and beautiful art. Molded in yellow plastic. Features detailed engine, opening hood and good interior detail. NOTE: this kit has neat minor subassembly. The following are built (but not attached to anything else): 1. Engine, fan, radiator and axle (built to 'professional' quality), 2. Wheels halves ('professional' quality), 3. Front fender halves ('near mint+' quality). There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried and the actual car is complete but NOTE: missing the figure. With instructions. This was one of Pyro's first car kits. On the side, there are color illustrations of the Lincoln Continental, Duesenburg Roadster J, Cord Convertible and Pierce Silver Arrow. Interestingly, the Duesenburg and Pierce Arrow in 1/24 scale were projected; for one reason or another Pyro never cut the molds so they were never issued.

Pyro Auburn 1935 Supercharged 851 Boattail Speedster, 1/25, 228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

Rare true first issue with the 'black' box style and beautiful art. The '35 Auburn weighed 4200 lbs. and was one of the few cars of that time to have hydraulic brakes. Power came from a 150hp (@4000) supercharged engine with three inch exhaust pipes that easily sped the car to over 100 mph. Ab Jenkins set a record with a stock issue 851 at Bonneville Salt Flats in July of 1935, and became the first one to pilot a stock car for over 12 hours at an average of over 100 mph. Molded in gloss deep red plastic. Features detailed engine, hinging/opening hood and good interior detail. Never started. The parts are all still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. With instructions. This was one of Pyro's first car kits. On the side, there are color illustrations of the Lincoln Continental, Duesenburg Roadster J, Cord Convertible and Pierce Silver Arrow. Interestingly, the Duesenburg and Pierce Arrow in 1/24 scale were projected; for one reason or another Pyro never cut the molds so they were never issued.

Pyro Derringer Cap and Ball 41 and Pepperbox Six Barrel 45 Pistols, 1/1, C224-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Early, very colorful hardbox issue from the early 1960s. Includes both gun kits. Molded in gun silver and swirled wood brown. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size model is based on the copy in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro Flintlock Dueling Pistol 1776, 1/1, C229-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

NOTE: only includes one pistol. The other one is missing. The one has never been started and is complete with all parts and instructions. Hardbox issue from about 1966. Very nice full size (1/1 scale) model. Molded in wood brown and gun metal silver. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size model is based on actual examples made in 1776 in Charleville, St. Etienne, France. At that time, the Flintlock was the ominous firearm known. It worked on the 'Snaphance' type action in which a flint, held by two jaws of the hammer, snaps forward to spark against the steel of the powder pan at the pull of the trigger. The maximum range of the .65 caliber shot was about 120 feet. At that distance, however, the best you could do is knock your adversary off balance. At 60 to 80 feet, the gun was deadly. Consequently, the number of paces in a duel was decided upon the depth of the insult and the degree of friendliness between the duelers.

Pyro 1932 Pierce Arrow - 12 Cylinder Custom Convertible Roadster, 1/32, C341-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$40   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on two sides. 1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes chrome plated, colored and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior, dual rear mount spares and a removable hood.

Pyro Chevrolet 1952 Fas-back (Fastback) Two Door Sedan, 1/32, C293-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$36   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is nicely detailed and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Features detailed molded chassis and separate front and rear suspension parts, full interior and molded in a beautiful gloss red and clear plastic. This kit has no assembly but NOTE: it has very neat and minor painting. The interior carpet is painted black (to 'professional' quality), the stainless trim on the body top and inner door panels is painted silver (to 'professional' quality) and painting began (but was not finished) on the tires and whitewalls to 'excellent' quality. There is no other painting and zero assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro Gouda Dutch Man-O-War - 17th Century, B212-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Rare Pyro kit from 1967. Large scale - measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features well over 250 parts, individually molded cannon, cradles and cannon hull hatches, separately molded fife rails with belaying pins, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, blocks and two photos for use in rigging the ship. The kit has never been started. The white parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the brown parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete including instructions. Any kit of a Dutch 17th Century Man-o-War is rare - this may be the only injection molded kit ever made of this famous subject. The Gouda fought in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. She was built about 1636 and was commanded by Jan Egbertsz Ooms. The Gouda and other ships from Witte de With's fleet were lost in a storm in early November 1653. Pyro did not cut molds based on popularity, but usually by the historical significance of the subject. This was not a good injection-molded model business practice, but many collectors and builders are grateful today for these kits. Please read the articles about Pyro Kit History and Pyro's founder. Both articles are located on this website.

Pyro 1912 Packard Model 30 Touring Car, 1/32, C457-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1967 Pyro 'Vintage Brass Car' issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. This Pyro car model is based on the Model 30 that was on display in the Auto Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.'

Pyro 1909 Lozier Briarcliff - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C455-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she road on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1/32, C456-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box- in this case, the Silver Ghost was in the Lord Montago Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'.

Pyro 1930 Bentley Le Mans Blower, 1/32, C304-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. The model includes beautiful green injection molded parts including wire wheels (not solid wheels), clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Molded in dark green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box.

Pyro Saint Louis French Man-O-War 1626, C210-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

Rare Pyro kit from the late 1960s. Large scale - measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded and detailed and features over 200 parts with individually molded cannon, cradles and cannon hull hatches, numerous deck fittings, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, blocks and an actual built-up kit photo for use in rigging the ship. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. In 1642 when Richelieu came to power in France, the country did not have a single ship that could compare with the English and Dutch Men-O-War. To rectify this, Richelieu purchased a few ships from Holland. His engineers studied these then built the Saint Louis. The ship had two gun decks and about 60 guns. She was rigged with a modern spiritsail, topsail and mizzen topsail. Pyro did not cut molds based on popularity, but usually by the historical significance of the subject. This was not a good injection-molded model business practice, but many collectors and builders are grateful today for these kits.

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, B206-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Large scale issue from the 1960s, and from the original late 1950s molds. Measures 20 inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed for that time. Includes one piece hull, full deck fittings, ship's boats, rigging material and detailed instructions showing rigging steps and the story of this famous ship. Molded in black (the hull), tan and dark wood colors. Never started. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, B206-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

Large scale issue from the 1960s, and from the original late 1950s molds. Measures 20 inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed for that time. Includes one piece hull, full deck fittings, ship's boats, rigging material and detailed instructions showing rigging steps and the story of this famous ship. Molded in black (the hull), tan and dark wood colors. Never started. NOTE: missing one part, bowsprit. This can be replaced with a tapered rod. Inventoried with all other parts present. Includes instructions.

Pyro 1911 Martin-Handasyde No. 3 Monoplane - (ex Inpact), 1/48, P602-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$30   

Very nicely detailed. Has realistic fabric texture on wings and control surfaces. Includes engine and cockpit detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.