Posted 2 years ago
This is the rarest of the Hubley 500 series tractor/trailers. It's the #514 Caterpillar Log Truck Set, only offered in '58. It's the 500 crown jewel, the caterpillar and the trailer are unique to this set and uncatalogged seperately. The cat body came on the 505 front end loader and the 903 bulldozer. This cat has an extended hitch the others didn't have. The log trailer is also longer(pic 4) than the standard orange log trailer that came with 3 different cabs. Tractor and trailer are 22 1/2", the longest #500 set, maybe the longest post war Hubley set also.
It's in great optimum shape with a box. The box isn't perfect, but this set is super rare even without a box.
Got it from Ebay from Tony, a super nice person, who kindly accepted my offer. I paid more than I have before for a 500, but this is the Hubley Hope Diamond. Considering rarity, condition and box I got a great deal. You'll rarely see this combo, believe me. I don't have restore it either, this is almost unknown territory for me.
Thanks for dropping in,
The elated Toyrebel