Bburago Diecast Models started life in Burago di Molgora, a town in Lombardy, located about 20 km northeast of Milan, Italy. Founded by Mario, Ugo, and Martino Besana. The company was named Bburago in 1976, Bburago standing for both the town name as well as the Besana family.
Models were produced initially in 1:24 scale and mostly represented European sports and saloon cars. Most were well-detailed and included many opening features. Later, a range of 1:18 vehicles were produced which was to become the main Bburago range.