Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Caterpillar Sixty silver and gold models were made for the 60th anniversary of the 1931 tractor



Above is a 1/12th scale model 

this model of the Diesel Sixty tractor was released in 1991 in a limited number of only 500 world-wide to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first Caterpillar Diesel Sixty.  It has been made of sterling silver and gold plated metal and bears a real diamond in the radiator cap. One was stolen from a Cat dealer in England, in 2009, and they felt it was worth 53,000 pounds. Far more than the 12 thou this is going for on Ebay http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/7829736.stm


Which was something I found when trying to find this seemingly plated 1925 model

Which might be the finished version of the 1/5th scale model at http://scalecaterpillar.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html because there are some obvious differences, like the front bumper and intake manifold


this image seem to have originated at http://rollerman1.tumblr.com/post/104208852229/1925-caterpillar-sixty 

3 comments:

  1. The 1/5 scale model was copied from an antique tractor, there were different manifolds and carburettors for different fuels petrol or petrol kerosene.The bumper
    was not a common accessory.There were also different track plates supplied.
    Lindsay Drabsch

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