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My Buddy L Pressed Steel Scale Model Bus Collection
Buddy L
Buddy L
Producer of many steel toys from 1921 until 2001 when the company was bought out and the name was changed.  Although there are a number of Buddy L buses, the type I collect is the steel Greyhound coaches similar in style to the MCI MC-8 and MC-9 buses.  The list of buses below show all the styles that I have seen for this series of bus.
 

Note:  Production locations for this series of buses included, China, Japan and Macau.  
 

The green window variants appear to be slightly less available.  Finding the bus in a nicer condition or new in the box can be difficult, but slightly used and poorer condition ones can be found easily.
 

The boxed variations I have found were produced in 1976, 1979, 1983 and 1989.  Variations from 1979 and 1983 shared the same style box.
 

MCI Motor Coach Industries MC-8 Greyhound 4950
Buddy L 4950 C Mci Motor Coach Industries Mc 8 Greyhound Green Window 1976 Bus Buddy L 4950 C Mci Motor Coach Industries Mc 8 Greyhound Green Window 1976 Bus
Model:
4950 C
Window Type:
Green
Manufacturing Country/Date:
Japan 1976
 

Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 4950 E Brown Window 1979 Japan Bus Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 4950 E Brown Window 1979 Japan Bus
 
Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 4950 E Brown Window 1979 Japan Bus Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 4950 E Brown Window 1979 Japan Bus
Model:
4950 E
Window Type:
Brown
Manufacturing Country/Date:
Japan 1979
 

Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound Brown Window 4950 Chrome Letter Wheel Bus Intercity Coach Pressed Steel Toy Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound Brown Window 4950 Chrome Letter Wheel Bus Intercity Coach Pressed Steel Toy
Model:
4950 J
Window Type:
Brown
Manufacturing Country/Date:
Japan 1979
 
Notes:
This is one of the less common variations.  The unique wheels with chromed lettering make this variation easily identified.
 

Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound Americruiser 4950 Coach Brown Window 1979 Macau R Steel Bus Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound Americruiser 4950 Coach Brown Window 1979 Macau R Steel Bus
Model:
4950 R
Window Type:
Brown
Manufacturing Country/Date:
Macau 1979
 

Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 500 K Green Window 4950 1983 Bus Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 500 K Green Window 4950 1983 Bus
 
Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 500 K Green Window 4950 1983 Bus Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 500 K Green Window 4950 1983 Bus
 
Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 500 K Green Window 4950 1983 Bus Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 500 K Green Window 4950 1983 Bus
 
Buddy L Mci Mc 8 Greyhound 500 K Green Window 4950 1983 Bus Missing
Model:
500 K
Window Type:
Green
Manufacturing Country/Date:
Japan 1983
 

Buddy L Japan Motor Coach Industries Mci Mc8 Greyhound Americruiser 500 H Dark Brown Window 4950 1983 Toy Bus Buddy L Japan Motor Coach Industries Mci Mc8 Greyhound Americruiser 500 H Dark Brown Window 4950 1983 Toy Bus
Model:
500 H
Window Type:
Brown
Manufacturing Country/Date:
Japan 1983
 
Notes:
Unusually dark tinted windows are probably a production flaw.
 

MCI Motor Coach Industries MC-9 5 Stripe Greyhound
Missing Missing
Model:
500
Window Type:
Brown
Manufacturing Country/Date:
China 1989
 

Buddy L 500 R Mci Motor Coach Industries Mc 9 Greyhound Americruiser 4950 Brown Window 1989 Macau Bus Model Buddy L 500 R Mci Motor Coach Industries Mc 9 Greyhound Americruiser 4950 Brown Window 1989 Macau Bus Model
 
Buddy L 500 R Mci Motor Coach Industries Mc 9 Greyhound Americruiser 4950 Brown Window 1989 Macau Bus Model Buddy L 500 R Mci Motor Coach Industries Mc 9 Greyhound Americruiser 4950 Brown Window 1989 Macau Bus Model
Model:
500 R
Window Type:
Brown
Manufacturing Country/Date:
Macau 1989
 

Conventional School Bus
Missing Missing
Model:
??
Window Type:
Blue
Manufacturing Country/Date:
China 19??