Glam Toy Products GTP-535 4 Door Sedan Car - Fire Chief

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-535 4 Door Sedan Car in Yellow and Red Fire Chief 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 red and has yellow 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), giving the impression the rear doors are of the "suicide door" variety (rear hinged rather than front hinged). The lower sides are in red with a single yellow curved line representing body trim, and further "trim" behind the red, covered front wheel arches and over the red, covered rear wheel arches. The front windscreen and both front side windows have the profiles of the (male) driver and passenger. The roof is red with printed "Fire Chief" in red lettering on a white background. 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 red lettering reading "G.T.P. 535". The boot is also emblazened with the words "Fire Chief Car" in yellow lettering on the red background and printed on two lines.

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 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: 2929

 


This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-535 4 Door Sedan Car in Yellow and Red Fire Chief livery.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 128mm 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 red and has yellow 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), giving the impression the rear doors are of the "suicide door" variety (rear hinged rather than front hinged). The lower sides are in red with a single yellow curved line representing body trim, and further "trim" behind the red, covered front wheel arches and over the red, covered rear wheel arches. The front windscreen and both front side windows have the profiles of the (male) driver and passenger. The roof is red with printed "Fire Chief" in red lettering on a white background. 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 red lettering reading "G.T.P. 535". The boot is also emblazened with the words "Fire Chief Car" in yellow lettering on the red background and printed on two lines.

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 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: 3052