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

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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
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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?
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Difficult but try searching for: ertl chevy instructions now and then on this website.

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