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Unknown make 2 years, 4 months ago #1

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I see these on ebay, does anyone know the make of these models? they have a clockwoork engine and seem to have steering.














Last Edit: 2 years, 4 months ago by PoliTom2.

Re: Unknown make 2 years, 4 months ago #2

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They are Mettoy products from the early 1950’s. The model represents a Standard Vanguard.

Chris
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Re: Unknown make 2 years, 4 months ago #3

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These are two from my collection, Chris is correct they are made by Mettoy, I am not sure howmany different types they made in the Mehcanical set but I know of a Roll Royce, the key was a simple piece of metal which reminds me of one which you used to get on a tin of corned beef.


















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Re: Unknown make 2 years, 4 months ago #4

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Aha, thanks a lot Chris and Andy!


They are nice old models.
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Re: Unknown make 2 years, 4 months ago #5

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What ''POLITOM'' shows in his first picture are in fact the plastic versions.


The Standard Vangard was the only car in the range and trimmed as Three distinct versions...


#510, Standard Vangard in POLICE trim.


#511, Standard Vangard in TAXI trim.


#512, Standard Vangard in FIRE CHIEF trim.


Andy is showing both diecast and plastic versions together.


The Rolls-Royce only exists as a diecast metal version and as Andy mentions was a partener to the Vangard, no other cars being in either the metal or plastic ranges.


Rollerman.

Re: Unknown make 2 years, 4 months ago #6

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I Minic key should work. You should be able to see a square shaft when you look into the hole. Most are the same size.
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