ERTL toys, die-cast cars & vehicles

The Ertl Company is an American toy company best known for its diecast metal alloy collectible replicas of farm equipment and vehicles. In 1945, Fred Ertl Sr. started making toy tractors in the furnace of his home, he was a journeyman molder at a Dubuque firm that was temporarily idled by a strike. With a wife and five sons to support, he started taking defective aluminum aircraft pistons and melting them down. He poured this aluminum into sand molds, and started making toy tractors. In 1959, Ertl built a larger facility in Dyersville, Iowa and moved all production to that facility. The Ertl Company was acquired by Victor Comptometer Corporation in 1967 which was subsequently purchase by Kidde, Inc. in 1977.

In the 1990s, Ertl also began production in Mexico, inevitably laying off the employees of the original Ertl factory which would become a warehouse/distribution facility and an outlet store.

In the early 1990s Ertl started the American Muscle line up of diecast collectible cars and trucks. These were 1:18 scale replicas that quickly found a dedicated following of baby boomers. Limited editions of 2,500 were especially sought after. Many of the earliest releases have fetched upwards of $500. The most popular and desirable is the 1957 Chevy Bel Air known as Peggy Sue.

In the last 20 years, Ertl -now RC2- has produced over 58 million die-cast tractor and the popularity is undoubtedly due to their detailed, small-scale representations of tractors and other vehicles.

"ERTL... just like the real thing, only smaller!"

Lines:
New Holland
Case IH
John Deere
American Muscle

PDF downloads:
John Deere Catalog spring 2010
John Deere Catalog fall 2010

Official website: www.rcertl.com

Questions, comments, or sweet memories?
Share on this Ertl forum!


(will not be displayed)
yes, mail me the link to this page

Jason - August 31, 2013

hi I was want to know if you help find this kit please I would like to buy AMT/ERTL AUTOCAR DUMP TRUCK MODEL 6671
-----
Found one on ebay, click here: ERTL 6671.

Linda Roth - March 26, 2011

I am looking for a IH McCormick 55 W haybaler. Please let me know where I can find one

Tony Munoz - January 18, 2011

I am searching for instructions for a 57 chevy stepside truck plastic model. Is it possible to get instructions?
-----
Difficult but try searching for: ertl chevy instructions now and then on this website.

For sale on eBay USA. To change country, click on flag:
Change selection: <---
worldwide only USA
ebay New to eBay? Join here, it's free!
Vintage ERTL Green John Deere Pedal Tractor
vintage ertl green john deere9 bid(s)$100.00
details  ►
NEW HOLLAND T7 260 BLUE PEDAL TRACTOR NEW IN
new holland t7 260 blue pedal$300.00
details  ►
John Deere Pedal Tractor 7410 by ERTL
john deere pedal tractor 7410$249.00
details  ►
JOHN DEERE 7600 ERTL PEDAL CAR TRACTOR WITH
john deere 7600 ertl pedal car$250.00
details  ►
RARE NRMT International Demonstrator Hydro
rare nrmt international$429.00
details  ►
NEW HOLLAND T7 260 PINK PEDAL TRACTOR NEW IN
new holland t7 260 pink pedal$245.00
details  ►
ERTL John Deere 4020 Pedal Tractor Decals
ertl john deere 4020 pedal$39.99
details  ►
NEW HOLLAND T7 260 PINK PEDAL TRACTOR NEW IN
new holland t7 260 pink pedal$300.00
details  ►
ERTL John Deere 4020 Pedal Tractor Pedal
ertl john deere 4020 pedal$39.99
details  ►
ERTL JOHN DEERE 4020 DIESEL PEDAL TRACTOR W
ertl john deere 4020 diesel$350.00
details  ►
ERTL John Deere 4020 Pedal Tractor Pedal
ertl john deere 4020 pedal$99.99
details  ►
ERTL John Deere 4020 Pedal Tractor Front
ertl john deere 4020 pedal$69.99
details  ►
ERTL John Deere 4020 Pedal Tractor Pedal
ertl john deere 4020 pedal$59.99
details  ►
VINTAGE JOHN DEERE GREEN MODEL 520 ERTL
vintage john deere green model35 bid(s)$102.50
details  ►
ERTL John Deere 4020 Pedal Tractor Steering
ertl john deere 4020 pedal$89.99
details  ►
Vintage International Harvester Pedal Tractor
vintage international$599.00
details  ►
ERTL 7600 John Deere Pedal Tractor Cast
ertl 7600 john deere pedal$275.00
details  ►
VINTAGE JOHN DEERE 4450 ERTL STOCK 520 RARE
vintage john deere 4450 ertl$219.00
details  ►
NEW HOLLAND 8560 ERTL Toy Ride On TRACTOR
new holland 8560 ertl toy ride$199.00
details  ►
VINTAGE JOHN DEERE 520 ERTL CHILD S PEDAL
vintage john deere 520 ertl$499.99
details  ►
ERTL 1958 INTERNATIONAL 560 TRICYCLE PEDAL
ertl 1958 international 560$650.00
details  ►
ertl international pedal tractor original
ertl international pedal7 bid(s)$102.50
details  ►
Tomy Ertl 13797 M1 Ford FW 60 4WD Steel Pedal
tomy ertl 13797 m1 ford fw 60$399.98
details  ►
Tomy Ertl 14792 M1 Case IH Steiger 600 Pedal
tomy ertl 14792 m1 case ih$399.98
details  ►
Tomy Ertl 14805 M1 Case IH Steiger Panther
tomy ertl 14805 m1 case ih$319.98
details  ►
Ertl Farm Country Riding Stable Assembly
ertl farm country riding2 bid(s)ends in 1h$5.00
details  ►
Pair Ertl Loadstar Plastic Dump Truck
pair ertl loadstar plastic$12.00
details  ►
Vintage ERTL Farm Country Bin Of Animals 1
vintage ertl farm country bin$14.99
details  ►
ERTL FARM TOY TRACTOR LOT of 5 John Deere
ertl farm toy tractor lot of 51 bid(s)ends in 6h$4.99
details  ►
Ertl IHC 1 16 Payhauler Dump Truck Stickers
ertl ihc 1 16 payhauler dump$7.50
details  ►
1994 Ertl Farm Country Big Farm Riding Stable
1994 ertl farm country bigends in 18h$9.99
details  ►
Ertl Loadstar White Plastic Dump Truck End
ertl loadstar white plastic$12.00
details  ►