Glam Toy Products GTP-532 2 Door Sedan Car - Ambulance

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-532 2 Door Sedan Car in white and red Ambulance 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 nurse, and head lights, the bonnet is white and has red body trim. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors and the door handles are present (as on other models in the range). The lower sides are in white with a single red curved line representing body trim, and further "trim" in blue representing the front and rear wheel arches. Only the front windscreen and front right side window have the profile of the (male) driver and (female) nurse. The roof is red with printed "Ambulance" in red lettering on a white background to the front, and a red cross ina white circle in the centre. 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 (blue lettering on the white body colour). Above this, also on the boot is the white numberplate with blue lettering reading "G.T.P. 532". The boot is also emblazened with representations of the rear doors, outlined in red, with blue windows, hinges, and door handles.

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

The base plate is a single piece, pressed tin unit with a strengthening panel down the centre. The base plate also incorporates the grille (shaped reminiscently like the Austin A30 grille - although THAT car was never big enough to be a chauffeur driven vehicle!) and 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 does not appear to have been plated or painted. 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: 3469