HT (HK): 01 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire - plastic

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This model is the HT (HK) 01 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire in red plastic This is most likely a copy of the MB42a although it may be a copy of the Husky 30a Wagonaire.

The model has all detail cast into the main body casting. At the front the grille, head lights, and bumper have been highlighted in silver. The rear bumper is also high lighted in silver. The interior is a pale tan plastic and includes a white plastic driver and white plastic steering wheel. There is no glazing.

The base is plastic, incorporates the interior seats, and appears to made of recycled plastic, remelted and injected in to the base mould, as it is a multi-coloured. However this may just be due to a new colour of plastic being introduced to the injection mould and mixing with the previous colour. It is marked with the HT trademark (H and T, each inside a right angle triangle, the two triangles forming a third triangle), "Made in Hong Kong" on a single line parallel to the rear axle, and a large "1" between these two other markings. The base also shows evidence of some other markings having been deleted from the die (rather crudely). The base is fixed to the body by means of melted plastic pins.

The wheels and axles are black plastic, one piece units, press fitted to clips moulded into the base.

Probably issued in the late1960s or during the 1970s.

Item: 4598