Wow! This is a beautiful model of a beautiful bygone car. Hubley made all manner of metal toys but diecast is perhaps what they are best known for. When the diecast toy revolution wound down, Hubley began making diecast model kits as a way to keep going. I think every man in his 30s who was having a midlife crisis built one. They really seemed to be more for adults than kids. Their popularity waned in the 1970s, and eventually they just couldn't keep pace with the plastic kits. By the late 1960s they were made under the Gabriel name, and from there there were various acquisitions of the toy molds and dyes. The various Hubley incarnations stopped making toys in the 1990s altogether.
This is a genuine 1960s Hubley kit of a 1930-31 Ford model A Victoria or "Vickie", put together with loving care. The steering wheel and front wheels turn, the gearshift moves, and the top and hood come off to reveal interior details. It was expertly crafted by a grumpy man in a white T shirt who guzzled beer and cursed under his breath. He may be gone, but his legacy lives on in the form of this model. This is the only one like it in the world, and there will be no more Hubley kits to build. Alas. It'll look great in your office! It measures 7 and 1/2 inches long - it's a good sized, 1:20th scale model.
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