Siku's releases for 2001
by Remco Natrop

Here it finally is, Siku's release list for 2001! Besides the new passenger cars being released this year like the VW Golf Convertible Generation IV, Mercedes C 320 and the new Jaguar 'S' type Siku paid special attention to something that is of importance to all drivers; the road itself!

If you have a special interest in road construction equipment you'll be delighted with the new road paver, road milling machine and Hamm tandem roller. As usual these models are real accurate. (send me an e-mail if you're interested in images)

But enough talk. Here's the list divided in Siku's four release waves. Note: the letters are not part of the serial numbers. See the description below for letter code explanation.

Code Description
C=Club serie. Same 75mm scale as the Matchbox 1-75 Series
S=Super serie. General traffic model in scale 1:55
F=Farmer serie. Farming models in scale 1:32
J=Junior serie. Large scale plastic models for little children

1st Quarter 2001

S 0855 VW Golf IV Cabrio, u-marine blue
C 1041 MB Actros afzetkipper, dark green

S 1370 VW Polo postal express, zinc yellow
C 1371 VW Transporter T4, yellow
S 1372 AvD service bike, red/white

S 1373 F1 Racecar, yellow

S 1374 F1 Racecar, silver/gray met.
S 1375 Mercedes C 320, red
S 2022 Hamm HD90 roller, orange/gray

S 3131 Vögele road paver, dark teal
S 3132 Wirtgen road milling machine, white
F 2052 Baler, blue
F 3956 Grimme potato harvester, red

2nd Quarter 2001
C 0856 Rescue Helicopter, red
C 0857 Set of road signs
S 1376 Jaguar S, silvergrey metallic
S 1377 BMW R 1100 RS, blue
S 1418 MB A160 AvD service, red/white
S 2539 Rescue Helicopter, red
S 2829 Ford Cargo breakdown truck, red/white
F 2268 Baler, mustard/white
F 2968 Fendt Farmer 411 Vario, green

3rd Quarter 2001
C 0858 Fendt Favorit 926 Vario, green
S 1042 Smart Cabrio, u-marine blue/gray
C 1624 MAN Travel Coach, brownish red metallic
F 3161 Large Baler, green/corn yellow
F 3554 Fendt with shovel, green
F 3555 Massey Ferguson with frontloader, red
S 3817 MB Actros tanker truck, orange/violetblue
J 6621 MAN TGA Garbage truck, orange
J 6622 MAN TGA Fire truck, red
J 6623 MAN TGA Cementmixer, yellow

4th Quarter 2001
C 1625 Tractor with hayloader, green/red
C 1626 MAN TGA tanker truck, orange/violetblue
C 1627 MAN TGA with articulated trailer, red
C 3728 MB ML 320 + balloon, brownish red met.
C 3729 Setra Travel coach (not yet presented)
C 3730 Medium Crane, orange/red
F 4250 Fendt Harvester, green

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