Today we have a great Majorette from my childhood, a Saviem fuel truck. This one has lately been residing in the kids’ bucket but I decided to rescue it in exchange for a newer car.
Saviem (an acronym for Société Anonyme de Véhicules Industriels et d’Equipements Mécaniques) was a French constructor of industrial vehicles founded shortly after WWII, building a variety of trucks until 1978 when it was merged into what would become Renault Industrial Vehicles (then RVI, now Renault Trucks). It doesn’t say specifically what model it is on the base, but it appears to be an SM300, one of the last trucks they made, which used MAN engines and axles.
The casting says 1/100 scale on the bottom, it’s about the size of a typical 1/64. I just love the detail on these old Majorettes, they’re just so accurate. And who doesn’t like a good Shell livery? The first couple of pics are as I dug it out, with a fair bit of playwear. I don’t mind that, but I thought I’d try a bit of light touch up, which you’ll see in the last couple of pictures. Enjoy!