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Pyro Russian Missile Tracking Fishing Trawler (Spy Ship), 1/96, C247-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Rare early 1960s hardbox issue with dramatic and colorful artwork by AJ Rudisill of the 'trawler' monitoring Polaris SLBM test launches while a SSBN lurks off the starboard side. In the early 1960s the appearance of the Russian 'Fishing Fleet' loaded with sensors to track US Missile tests or fleet communications prompted the Pyro company to issue this kit with a 'Communist Red' molded hull, tan decks and black fittings. Large scale and well detailed for that time, the model measures 17 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the larger parts were never sealed and inventoried complete. With instructions. Pyro did not include decals with this kit.

Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$115   

From the late 1950s. Rare, early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed for that time and measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Pyro The Privateer Antique Pistol, 1/1, C202-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Early hardbox issue from the late 1950s or very early '60s. 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 an accurate model. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag; the two largest parts were never sealed and are complete including 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 Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, 237-795

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

Late 1950s or early 1960s issue in exceptional 'excellent++' condition. The excellent artwork is by A.V. Rudisill who did a large number of box paintings. Very large and well detailed model for that time. Has over 360 parts andm easures 22 inches long when assembled. Molded in gloss white and tan plastic. The details of the real ship are well duplicated, including the railings and carvings. The kit has never been started. Many small parts are still in the sealed bags. Two bags were open and they have been inventoried complete and re-bagged in ziplocks. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including flags and instructions.

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 Alfa Romeo T.T. Tourer, 1/32, C338-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1967 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, such as this one-off custom Alfa. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood.

Pyro 1934 Ford Three Window Coupe, 1/32, C308-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model features detailed chassis, spoke wheels, complete interior and dual trunk-mounted spare tires. Molded in a beautiful gloss red and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Ideal for slot car conversion, which is advertised on the side. Please NOTE the that box displays better than the 'good+' grade but is rated as such because there is very light age foxing on the box sides.

Pyro 1930 Ford Model A Custom Pickup, 1/32, C307-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

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. In many cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model features detailed chassis, spoke wheels, one piece pickup bed, side-mount spare and complete interior. Molded in burgundy and clear. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro Gloster Gladiator - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P607-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

From the 1960s. Very nicely molded for that time. Features full engine, cockpit detail, optional position canopy and a very fine 'fabric' design where the real aircraft was cloth covered. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Aston Martin 1931 International, 1/32, C337-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood and spoke wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Roadster, 1/32, C461-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

1967 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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. 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.' The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1936 Duesenberg SSJ LaGrande-Bodied Roadster, 1/32, C412-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1966 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, in this case Gary Cooper and Clark Gable's automobiles. This was the Duesenberg Company's last great automobile before going out of business in 1937. The Model J was a superb automobile and the fastest and finest car of it's day. Never to be outdone, the two brothers made two supercharged 'Super-Duesenbergs' from J models and are referred to by the public as SSJs. (The term SSJ was never used by the factory) The output was a whopping 400 bhp. The model includes rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, complete motor, removable hood, spoked wheels and a full interior. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro Rolls Royce Towne Car, 1/32, C349-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

1967 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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' With clear, chrome plated & black molded parts and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

1967 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. 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'. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1932 Lincoln KB Sport Convertible, 1/32, C342-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$40   

Still factory sealed but the seal has many splits and is missing on the left side. 1965 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. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, clear windshields and light lenses and colored injection molded parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, gas tank and steering linkage, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, optional convertible top and removable hood.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C453-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$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 exact car was on display at the Auto Aviation Museum under the directorship of Mrs. Philip L. Sommerlad of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. 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 Duesenberg Murphy SJ Towne Car, 1/32, C414-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s, the Pyro company chose many 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 real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, gloss black injection molded and clear parts. Features detailed chassis and suspension, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro Monitor United States Ironclad, C258-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Rare early issue of the Monitor alone from the late 50s with artwork by AJ Rudisill. Usually this kit is only seen in the release that contains it and the Merrimac together. The model is 10 inches long when built, is full hull with prop and rudder detail, has a rotating turret and includes a display stand. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete with all parts present or still factory bag sealed inside. With instructions. Although dated, the Pyro Monitor and Merrimac kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg models of the same ships. The Monitor was one of two American Civil war ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the James River. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862.

Pyro Nantucket Relief Lightship, 1/95, B213-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$155   

Still factory sealed. Earlier issue hardbox is dated 1967 and has beautiful artwork by A.J. Rudisill. Large scale, full hull kit is very nicely detailed for that time. I have seen it built and it still makes a very beautiful model.