Glam Toy Products GTP-533 2 Door Sedan Car - Monte Carlo

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-533 2 Door Sedan Car in Green and Red Monte Carlo Rally livery.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 130mm in length, making it larger than the other sedans (103mm). It has been shaped with rudimentary representations of the body lines. There is no glazing - all the features are litho-printed onto the body. At the front are representations of the windows, windscreen wipers, driver and passenger, grille and head lights; the bonnet is green and has white body trim and a representation of the Union Jack. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors and the door handles are present (as on other models in the range), each door having the number "2" in blue on a white background just below the handles. The upper and lower sides are in red with a single dark blue curved line representing body trim, and further "trim" behind the blue, covered front wheel arches and over the red, covered rear wheel arches. The left (passenger) side ahs a printed petrol can and oil can on the lower door. The front windscreen and both front side windows have the profiles of the (male) driver and passenger. The roof is green with printed "Monte Carlo Rally" in white lettering. The rear does not bear the legend "Made in England" as on other models by this manufacturer, but carries a small "Made in Gt. Britain" legend just above the rear bumper (black lettering on the red body colour). Above this, also on the red boot is the white numberplate with blue lettering reading "G.T.P. 533". The boot is also emblazened with the Union Jack and the letters "G" and "B" in white lettering on the red background sit either side of the flag.

The original two part, pressed tin wheels are still on the model, mounted on steel axles with crimped ends.

The baseplate is a single piece, pressed tin unit with a strengthening panel down the centre. The baseplate also incorporates the front and rear bumpers which are folded up to grip the front and rear edges of the body. It has been press fitted to the body and the edges rolled to hold it over the edges of the body and it appears to have been plated or painted silver. There are no manufacturer's marks or country of origin details on the base.

I do not know exactly when this item was issued but believe it to be between 1950 and 1959.

Item: 3053

 


This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-533 2 Door Sedan Car in Green and Red Monte Carlo Rally livery.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 130mm in length, making it larger than the other sedans (103mm). It has been shaped with rudimentary representations of the body lines. There is no glazing - all the features are litho-printed onto the body. At the front are representations of the windows, windscreen wipers, driver and passenger, grille and head lights; the bonnet is green and has white body trim and a representation of the Union Jack. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors and the door handles are present (as on other models in the range), each door having the number "2" in blue on a white background just below the handles. The upper and lower sides are in red with a single dark blue curved line representing body trim, and further "trim" behind the blue, covered front wheel arches and over the red, covered rear wheel arches. The left (passenger) side ahs a printed petrol can and oil can on the lower door. The front windscreen and both front side windows have the profiles of the (male) driver and passenger. The roof is green with printed "Monte Carlo Rally" in white lettering. The rear does not bear the legend "Made in England" as on other models by this manufacturer, but carries a small "Made in Gt. Britain" legend just above the rear bumper (black lettering on the red body colour). Above this, also on the red boot is the white numberplate with blue lettering reading "G.T.P. 533". The boot is also emblazened with the Union Jack and the letters "G" and "B" in white lettering on the red background sit either side of the flag.

The original two part, pressed tin wheels are still on the model, mounted on steel axles with crimped ends.

The baseplate is a single piece, pressed tin unit with a strengthening panel down the centre. The baseplate also incorporates the front and rear bumpers which are folded up to grip the front and rear edges of the body. It has been press fitted to the body and the edges rolled to hold it over the edges of the body and it appears to have been plated or painted silver. There are no manufacturer's marks or country of origin details on the base.

I do not know exactly when this item was issued but believe it to be between 1950 and 1959.

Item: 3223