Here are a few old Auto Buff models. The 36, 40, and 48 Fords were copied (with variations) from the 1/43 AMT plastic kits (see some in the background). Some of them had metal bumpers and some came with the plastic bumpers right out of the AMT kits. The tires were identical to the kits too. I've used parts from the kits to restore a few of these. The quality of the castings was not great, nor the paint jobs and build quality , but I think they looked right as far as accuracy. I partially restored some of these and did some work on all of them to help the appearance. They probably copied something for the 34? Fords and Coke vans too but I'm not sure what. They also made some Model A pickups and maybe other versions. Though they are a bit crude by today's standards, they are a part of 1/43 history and I am happy to have them. I hope you enjoy seeing them. The last 4 photos are a 40 Ford that I did a full restoration on.