Glam Toy Products GTP-536 4 Door Chauffeur Driven Sedan Car

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-536 4 Door Chauffeur Driven Sedan Car in Cream and Red.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 130mm in length, making it larger than the other sedans (103mm). 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 and head lights, the bonnet has black and white body trim lines. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors and the door handles are present (as on other models in the range), giving the impression the rear doors are of the "suicide door" variety (rear hinged rather than front hinged). The lower sides are in red with a single silver curved line representing body trim, and further "trim" over the front and rear wheel arches representing louvred (?) wheel arch covers. Each of the windows, with the exception of the rear passenger side window, has the profiles of either the chauffeur (male), the front seat passenger (male) of the rear seat passenger (female). The roof is yellow. The rear does not bear the legend "Made in England" as on other models by this manufacturer, but carries a small "GB" badge on the boot lid (blue lettering on a white circular background) which is outlined in white and below this is the white numberplate with blue lettering reading "G.T.P. 536".

The original two part, pressed tin wheels are still on the model, mounted on steel axles with crimped ends.

The baseplate is a single piece, pressed tin unit with a strengthening panel down the centre. The baseplate also incorporates the grille (shaped reminiscently like the Austin A30 grille - although THAT car was never big enough to be a chauffeur driven vehicle!) and the front and rear bumpers which are folded up to grip the front and rear edges of the body. It has been press fitted to the body and the edges rolled to hold it over the edges of the body and has been plated or painted in a silver coating, which on this model has remained almost entirely intact. 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 1950 and 1959.

Item: 2872