Fun Ho! #36 Holden HR Van - Police

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This model is of the Fun Ho! #36 Holden HR Van in black Police livery.

There are no opening parts on this model. All features are cast into the metal of the model. The model appears to be based on a Holden HR Panel Van (1966 to 1968), most of which were used as Ambulances and Police vans without modification to the standard van body (as shown in top photo below), but some used a high roof line body similar to the later Chrysler Valiant shown in the lower photo.

At the front of the Fun Ho! Holden there is a cast representation of the front bumper, headlights, and grille. Both sides carry cast body lines and representations of the cab doors and rear compartment windows. The roof is cast to represent the high roof line version of the van with a front roof sign (Police) and central dome light. The rear is cast to show twin rear doors, rear lights, and rear bumper.

There is no interior. There is no glazing.

All wheels appear to be one piece, black plastic, typical of the Fun Ho! miniatures of the time, mounted on steel domed axles.

The base plate appears to be lightly plated and carries representations of the gearbox, drive shaft, and exhaust system. It is held in place by two machined rivets, one to the front and one to the rear. There are no markings to denote model number or vehicle type, but the base is marked "Fun Ho!, N.Z." to the top centre. This would have been due to the casting being used for both the #35 and #36 issues.

1967 Holden HR Panel Van
1978 Vk Valiant Ambulance (15545689355)

This is likely to have been an early issue, issued between 1967 and 1986. During its lifetime 362,000 Holden Vans were manufactured as Ambulances and Police Vans with a paint finish.

The scale is unknown but thought to be around 1:95. My reasoning is that the normal length for the holden Van was 180.2 inches (4.577 metres) and the model has a length of almost 2 inches (48mm) (4577/48 = 1:95).

Item: 3965

 


This model is of the Fun Ho! #36 Holden HR Van in black Police livery.

There are no opening parts on this model. All features are cast into the metal of the model. The model appears to be based on a Holden HR Panel Van (1966 to 1968).

At the front of the Fun Ho! Holden there is a cast representation of the front bumper, headlights, and grille. Both sides carry cast body lines and representations of the cab doors and rear compartment windows. The roof is cast to represent the high roof line version of the van with a front roof sign (Police) and central dome light. The rear is cast to show twin rear doors, rear lights, and rear bumper.

There is no interior. There is no glazing.

All wheels appear to be one piece, black plastic, typical of the Fun Ho! miniatures of the time, mounted on steel domed axles.

The base plate appears to be lightly plated and carries representations of the gearbox, drive shaft, and exhaust system. It is held in place by two machined rivets, one to the front and one to the rear. There are no markings to denote model number or vehicle type, but the base is marked "Fun Ho!, N.Z." to the top centre. This would have been due to the casting being used for both the #35 and #36 issues.

This is likely to have been an early issue, issued between 1967 and 1986. During its lifetime 362,000 Holden Vans were manufactured as Ambulances and Police Vans with a paint finish.

The scale is unknown but thought to be around 1:95. My reasoning is that the normal length for the holden Van was 180.2 inches (4.577 metres) and the model has a length of almost 2 inches (48mm) (4577/48 = 1:95).

Item: 3966