classic car forum header
Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
How To Register     Posting Photographs     Privacy Policy     F/book facebook.com/oldclassiccar

OLD PLASTIC TOY RACING CARS
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Vintage Motoring-Related Toys, Tools & Accessories
Author Message
SLEEPY JOHN



Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Posts: 26
Location: Kent, UK

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 4:40 pm    Post subject: OLD PLASTIC TOY RACING CARS Reply with quote

I found this listing on fleabay and made the vendor an offer for three of the cars. He accepted and was kind enough to send me FOUR! They are very quirky, solidly made, and in my opinion a worthwhile addition to anyone's collection.

The cars are slightly larger than the Dinky Hotchkiss that I've included in the pics and have a maker's mark moulded on the inside. I can't make out clearly what it is but it looks like a wheatsheaf. The windows, frames, exhaust stubs and grille have been hand-painted and there's a cloverleaf design, possibly stencilled, on each side. I can find no images of these on the internet and I'm not even sure which car they represent, if any. See what you make of them.

Photos no longer avaliable due to Photobucket changes.


Last edited by SLEEPY JOHN on Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:33 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 20183
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say that I've seen them before either, are they hard plastic or the soft squidgy kind?

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SLEEPY JOHN



Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Posts: 26
Location: Kent, UK

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick,
They're a hard, granular plastic, almost like recycled ground up hard plastic grains in resin. They have wire axles and all-plastic wheels. The colour varies between models. I originally expected moulded papier-mache but was quite surprised and pleased when they were a bit more durable. I thought they might be a wartime or immediately postwar toy but who knows?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Vintage Motoring-Related Toys, Tools & Accessories All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Forum T&C


php BB powered © php BB Grp.