Glam Toy Products GTP-578 4 Door Sedan Car - TAXI

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-578 4 Door Sedan Car in Red and Yellow Taxi 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 passenger, windscreen wipers, head lights, grille, and black numberplate without lettering. The bonnet is yellow (as is the boot) and it carries blue lines for body trim and black lines for louvres(?). To the sides outlines of the doors 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 passenger. The lower sides are in red with a yellow and black flash representing the body trim, while the upper body is in red only. The roof is red with a black outlined panel with yellow background and red "GTP TAXI" lettering. The rear bears the legend "Made in England" on the boot area, above "TAXI", and immediately below the boot is a black oval number plate with yellow lettering reading "G.T.P. 578".

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

The base plate 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: 3751