Another cold rainy Saturday here, time for a random model. Today we look at a perfect example of 80s style excess. This is Majorette 339, the (Cadillac) Limousine. It is a fun item from a time when stretch limos were trendy, and this represents the movement:

I seem to recall this casting dating from 1984-85, and was in production until at least 1990 (I don’t know of a comprehensive online Majorette reference). Notice it isn’t badged or labeled as a Cadillac, although it is obviously an 80s era Caddy. Perhaps a licensing issue? Scale is a claimed 1:58, probably accurate - it is a large model, but the real life vehicle is also just a bit massive. There’s a little suspension travel, kind of orange-yellow glazing, and the front doors have nice snappy Tomica-like action. One has probably also noticed the rear doors also open, a fun feature not often seen on castings of this era. This model sits on somewhat large wheels with a bit of ride height. From all angles, it has some presence:

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The front and rear have some detail, and the headlights being translucent plastic (no doubt connected to the glazing plastic) is a nice touch, along with the Florida rear plate. The boomerang antenna is a great period touch. This would have been a common sight in Miami in 1985, no doubt:

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This casting has a nice feature, a sliding sunroof:

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The interior is quite detailed, with an accurate steering wheel, rear console, and nice button-tufted seats:

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More shots of the opening doors:

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The hefty metal base has no technical detail, but substantial braces, to keep a casting of this size and weight intact. Notice this was still the Made in France era:

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This is a fun piece that I am glad to have in my collection. I found this at an estate sale a couple years ago, in a pile of junk in a basement. It was filthy, but I picked it up and noticed it had nary a chip. For a dollar or two, I took it home to give it some TLC, and the gamble paid off. I had a couple of these in my childhood fleet, and it brings back memories. A fun memory of another era:

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A couple of 1:1s from maybe the same coachbuilder, movie snaps from imcdb.org:

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That is all.