It's that time of the week again, French Friday! And here I've got for you all, not just an awesome Peugeot 504 Break. No sir, it's an even more awesome Dangel 504 Break 4x4!
Dangel has produced 4x4 versions of Citroën and Peugeot vehicles since 1980. Not did they only add power to the front wheels, they also increased ride-height, mounted beefier tires and added carter-protection. Most of the time the Dangel 504s looked pretty bad-ass. The model itself, a Solido 1:43, doesn't look that aggressive as the one above but is clearly different from a 'normal' 504.
Not so clear to Solido itself apparently as the undercarriage states plainly 'Peugeot 504 Break'.
Details are not all that awesome. The wheels look a bit accurate, wheels are not as skinny as the 50's Solidos I posted before but still not nearly as wide as the normal Dangels were fitted with, it's paint finnish is not so glossy and the grille is one big chromed-plastic part.
If you told me this was a model built in the 70's I would believe it instantly. I'm not sure how old it is though, the under-carriage says '179'. It's not clear to me if this would be the productionnr (if I image-google 'solido 179' I only get Porsches 914/6) of some sort, productionnrs of Solido are somewhere in the 4 digits starting nowadays.
It's got some opening-functionality, both the front-doors and the rear-trunk can be opened. Not sure if I would recommend those front-doors to be opened frequently as these don't have a very rigid feel to them.
Nevertheless I'm very glad to have this one as a Dangel die-cast is very obscure. A normal 504 is/has been offered by most European modelmakers, even a Break or that lovely coupé. But a 4x4 Dangel isn't, at least not to my knowledge.
This one I got in France and it's one of the few I've gotten withouth the box, just the blister-package. The box on the picture above I've just took from another Solido for the picture. I guess I just have got too many Solidos...
I hope the quality of the pictures has improved a bit as I've gotten a decent macro lens. Now all I have to do is to create some sort of photo booth. Or maybe a standard diorama of some French scenery to use. Have a nice French Friday!