Help identify this toy car
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Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #1

Fresh Boarder
Hello,


I live in Stockholm and dug this little car up at the weekend, whilst doing a bit of gardening.  Can anyone help identify the make/model, or give me any more detail?


The previous owners lived in the house for many years and I'm just curious to figure out how old or new it is!  Just a bit of fun


It's a bright orange, plastic car, right hand drive.


 


Many thanks in advance



























Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #2

Platinum Boarder
Is it a Tomte Lederal soft safetry plastic toy car.


Rollerman.

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #3

Fresh Boarder
Wow! I'm impressed! Thank you so much for the quick response!

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #4

Platinum Boarder
Looks like it is No3 in the tomte list "Sunbeam Alpine " ,just missing the soft plastic windshield.
The following user(s) said Thank You: kstockholm

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #5

Platinum Boarder
Yes it is !
The following user(s) said Thank You: kstockholm

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #6

Moderator
If you look on the ribs under the car, you will probably find the name Tomte Laerdal on these ribs and the number 3 on the inside of the car.
It is the unpainted version, which came in several colorschemes.
BTW: this tomte site as mentioned on the photo is a superb site!


Last Edit: 3 years, 5 months ago by RoutemasterNL.
The following user(s) said Thank You: kstockholm

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #7

Fresh Boarder
Thank you so much to all the Planet Diecast users - who knew digging up hidden treasure in the garden could be so fun?  I've looked on the tomte site and have enjoyed reading all about the history of my newly found toy

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #8

Platinum Boarder
Lucky it did not rust.
Last Edit: 3 years, 5 months ago by Keesie.

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #9

Platinum Boarder
LOL, plastic does not rust, as you know. Good joke. LOL

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #10

Moderator
the axles are known for rusting

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #11

Platinum Boarder
That is what I meant......

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #12

Platinum Boarder
And this is the model the concept was 'borrowed' from:


Kind regards, Jan
Last Edit: 3 years, 5 months ago by janwerner.

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #13

Platinum Boarder
Ah, I thought they had plastic axles. My mistake.

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #14

Fresh Boarder
You are totally right - the axles are rusty!  Not surprising after decades in the ground.  Interesting to see the Dinky toy photo, many thanks!

Re: Help identify this toy car 3 years, 5 months ago #15

Platinum Boarder
From Stavanger to Stockholm is not too far!     And you can make a replacement windshield - get a clamshell from some new electronics packaging (clear thick plastic) and cut out the basic shape!  It might be fun to see how it works!
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