Unknown Japanese 7237 2 Door Sedan Car - Fire Chief

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This model is the Unknown 2 Door Sedan Car in Red and White Fire Chief livery. It was manufactured in Japan and it features a friction drive mechanism.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 130mm in length. 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, driver, grille and head lights; the bonnet is white and has a yellow and red "FD" shield and siren litho-printed on it. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors, another shield, the door handles, and toward the rear "Fire Chief" in white. are present. The lower sides have printed front wheel arches and wheels. The front windscreen and both front side windows have the profile of the (male) driver. The roof is red with printed "Fire Chief" in white lettering, two printed roof lights, and a circular red, yellow, and silver pattern. The rear has another shield, and bears the legend "Made in Japan" just above the rear number plate [7237] which is flanked by yellow printed rear lights.

The original black plastic wheels are still on the model, mounted on steel axles.

The base plate is a single piece, plated pressed tin unit with strengthening panels and ribs down the centre. It has been press fitted to the body and the edges rolled to hold it over the edges of the body which is also fixed by means of folded tabs 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 1970 and 1989.

Item: 4524