Glam Toy Products GTP-585 4 Door Sedan Car - Royal Navy Staff Car

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-585 4 Door Sedan Car in light blue over dark blue Royal Navy livery.

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, driver and front passenger, and side lights, the bonnet is light blue and has dark blue body trim. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors across which is "Royal Navy" in dark blue lettering. The lower sides are in dark blue with a single red curved line representing body trim, and a "Union Jack" flag to the front. The front windscreen and front passenger side windows have the profile of the driver and passenger. The rear passenger side windows have a profile of two further passengers, but there is no representation of these passengers in the rear window. The roof is light blue with printed "Staff Car" in red lettering on a white background to the front. The rear does not bear the legend "Made in England" as on other models by this manufacturer, but carries a small "Made in Gt. Britain" legend just hidden behind the rear bumper (black lettering on the light blue body colour). Above this, also on the boot is the white numberplate with black lettering reading "G.T.P. 585". The boot is also emblazened with dark blue laurel wreath inside which are the letters "R.N.", petrol cap, and rear lights in white and red.

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, pressed tin unit with a strengthening panel down the centre. The base plate 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 it does not appear to have 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: 3470