Altaya Simca-Fiat 6cv (1935)

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This model is the Altaya Simca-Fiat 6cv (1935) in black. The casting is an IXO (China) casting. It originally came with a booklet about the Simca and was issued in a clear plastic display package, mounted on a black plastic display base and shrink wrapped with the booklet.

There are no opening parts on this model. All features are either cast into the metal or comprise photo-etched parts which are attached during the finishing of the model. The model has separate windscreen wipers, side mirror, front and rear lights, number-plates (781 ES2) and bumpers. The front lights are clear yellow lenses inset into chromed plastic surrounds and mounted on the body. Accompanying them are tiny, wing mounted, side lights. The rear lights are red lenses fitted to a chromed plastic housing and mounted on the rear wheel arches.

The interior is brown plastic and it has a black plastic, left hand drive steering wheel mounted below the detailed dashboard (instrument panel). The glazing is clear plastic.

All wheels appear to be one piece, maroon plastic hubs in the fashion of a spoked wheel of the era with chromed hub caps and separate black "rubber" tyres.

The base plate is black plastic with "Simca-Fiat 6cv" at the top centre, and "1/43" in the centre bottom. It also carries a rudimentary representation of the driveshaft, differential, and exhaust system. It is held in place by 2 small self-tapping security screws.

Issue date is circa 2007 and the scale is said to be 1/43.

Item: 1224