Maxwell Mattel Mini Lincoln - Police

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This model is the Maxwell Mattel Mini Lincoln in black and white Police livery. It comes packed in the original Maxwell "Mattel Mini" cardboard box.

The model has no opening parts and is clearly produced from a worn set of dies. This may be due to the fact it is a "copy" of either a Mattel or Lesney item. The vehicle body is white cast metal with black front and rear wheel panels. The bonnet has a black and white "Police" insignia, the side doors sport a black "badge" and the word "Police" in black, and the boot has a black and white panel reading "Police Patrol". The grille is chromed silver as are the front and rear bumpers which are cast as part of the base casting.

The interior is all white plastic including the plastic steering wheel. All glazing is clear plastic. A green "roof light" protrudes through the roof.

All wheels are one piece, single plastic units of the speed wheels type with a gold 3 spoke patterned hub.

The base plate is chrome plated metal. It is held in place by two machined rivets at the front and rear. It is not marked with the manufacturer's name or country of origin.

I am uncertain as to when this was released but assume it was after production of the Mattel/Lesney item ceased, perhaps in the 1980s or 1990s.

Item: 3205