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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.

Pyro 1931 Cadillac Sport Phaeton V-16, 1/32, C344-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Sale Pending
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1965 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. Molded in gloss deep green, clear & chrome plated parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

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 Monitor United States Ironclad, C258-78

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$56   

Rare early issue of the Monitor alone. Usually this kit is only seen in the release that contains it and the Merrimac. Great hardbox artwork by AJ Rudisill from the late 50s. 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 St. James. 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. The Monitor is 10 inches long when built, is a full hull model and includes a display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE: the instructions have a short closed tear and a small stain from old tape (which has fallen off); also, one blade is broke from the prop at the base but the blade is present for an easy repair. Although dated, the Pyro Monitor and Merrimac kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg models of the same ships.

Pyro Merrimac Confederate Ram Ironclad, C259-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Rare early issue of the Merrimac alone. Usually this kit is only seen in the release that contains it and the Monitor. Great hardbox artwork by AJ Rudisill from the late 50s. The Merrimac 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 St. James. 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. The Merrimac is 11 inches long when built, is a full hull model and includes a display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the instructions have a closed tear and some stains from old tape (which has fallen off). Although dated, the Pyro Merrimac and Monitor kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg models of the same ships.

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, B206-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

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 replace with a tapered rod. Inventoried with all other parts present. Includes instructions.

Pyro Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Oyster Boat 'Carrie Price', 1/60, 269-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$62   

From the very early 1960s and an excellent kit for that time. Features full hull, optional position keel, optional position cabin and deck hatch if you wish to super-detail the insides, full deck fittings, two detailed small boats, railings and life rings, furled sails (as shown on box art) and an excellent un-retouched photograph of the finished model that serves as a rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The skipjack 'Carrie Price' is an exact replica of a typical small sailing vessel used along the Chesapeake Bay area to dredge for oysters. The center keel stabilizer could be pulled up for working in very shallow water. Until 1942 sail was the only power permitted for oyster dredging; after 1942 the state passed a law allowing power boats to be used. This lead to almost all the skipjacks being converted to power and having the main mast cut down. Although it's days are past, many yachtsmen restore and sail this beautiful small craft today. Pyro is long out of the plastic model business but is famous today for the esoteric collection of kits they produced. The seemed to care little about popularity but designed kits based on historical significance or local interest. The quality of the kits is generally high. Please the read the articles about Pyro Kit History and Pyro's founder, who was a pioneer in modern injection molding. Both are located on this website.

Pyro Bon Homme Richard - The Ship of Captain John Paul Jones, C367-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

Early hardbox issue with great artwork. Nicely molded small scale ship model. Measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Features full hull with molded wood plank and grain detail, separately molded anchors, cannons and masts, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: 1/2 of the small stern light is broke off one hull half and missing. The other 1/2 is broken off the other hull but present.

Pyro 1931 Alfa Romeo Gran Turismo 6C-1750cc, 1/32, C320-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$34   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. Ideal builder- the box is rough but the kit and instructions inside are mint. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many kit subjects based on historical significance instead of 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 Alfa, which was in the collection of John C. Silva Jr of the Silva Auto Engineering Shop in Massachusetts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro Auburn 1935 Supercharged 851 Boattail Speedster, 1/25, C331-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

Likely the third issue of the only larger scale Auburn kit in injection molded plastic. 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 red and includes a fully positionable female driver molded in peach plastic. Features complete engine, hinging/opening hood and 'good' interior detail. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. This is a rather simple kit but I have seen it look excellent built up if you are willing to take the time to detail it.

Pyro 1911 Mercer Toy Tonneau Vintage Brass Car Issue, 1/32, C460-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$19   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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. Never started. NOTE: missing one clear lens for a side light. NOTE: one fender is neatly broken at the running board but all parts are included. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions present.

Pyro 1914 Mercer Raceabout, 1/32, C452-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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. This car is an exact reproduction of the car owned by Ralph T. Buckley, owner of the Antique Auto Shop of New Jersey. This shop specialized in rebuilding Mercer automobiles to factory new condition. The car was part of the Gene Zimmerman display of over 150 such cars in Holiday West PA. 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.' Molded in deep red, brass plating, clear and with rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1906 Renault Towne Car, 1/32, C454-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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, a Renault at the Montagu Motor Museum in England. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, blue 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. Innventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro Aston Martin Le Mans International Speedster, 1/32, C321-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

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, they used the car at the Montagu Motor Museum in Brockenhurst, Hant, England. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Molded in gloss dark red and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1949 Ford Ragtop Convertible, 1/32, C298-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Sale Pending
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Mid 1960 Pyro hardbox issue that is advertised as being able to convert into a slot car racer (motor and chassis not provided). In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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. Features detailed (molded) chassis and suspension and complete interior. Molded in green plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Pyro 1906 Renault Runabout Vintage Brass Car Issue, 1/32, C462-125

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 their 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in deep red, brass plating, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler La Baron Phaeton Imperial Chassis V-8, 1/32, C413-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in black and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please note that the chrome plating is intact but has 'dulled.' It has a great patina and truly looks aged.

Pyro USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, B384-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier (Essex Class) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C394-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro Gulf Star Tuna Clipper, 1/58, 264-349

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$65   

Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (sister ship is Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. These hard-working boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wreaked on a reef off Peru. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Very nicely detailed kit even includes rigging material and rigging instructions. Never started. Parts are still in factory sealed bags. Includes instructions.