Glam Toy Products GTP-577 4 Door Sedan Car - POLICE

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-577 4 Door Sedan Car in Blue, Red, and Yellow Police livery.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 103mm 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 driver and second officer, windscreen wipers, head lights, grille, and black numberplate without lettering. To the sides outlines of the doors and door handles have been litho-printed below the appropriate windows with the right hand front window showing the profile of the driver and the left hand window showing the profile of the second policeman. The lower sides are in blue and yellow with a black flash representing the door handles, while the upper body is in blue. Yellow flashes represent side trim over the front wheels and there is a representation of a siren on both sides immediately behind the front wheels. On the yellow upper panel of the lower side the words "Patrol No. 3" appear in black lettering. The roof is blue with a black outlined panel with yellow background and red "POLICE CAR" lettering. The rear bears the legend "Made in England" below the boot area and immediately below the yellow numberplate with black lettering reading "G.T.P. 577".

The original two part, pressed tin wheels are still on the model, mounted on steel axles with crimped ends. As can be seen from the photos all 4 wheels appear to have an element of recycled metal in them with printing and the letters "CHES" being quite clear.

The baseplate is a single piece, flat, pressed tin unit. It has been press fitted to the body and the edges rolled to hold it over the edges of the body. It has not been plated or painted. 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: 2885