Hachette 1961 Renault 4cv Ghia Jolly

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This model is the Hachette Renault 4cv Ghia Jolly (1961) in pink. The casting is an Eligor (Italy) casting. It came with a booklet (in French) about the 4cv and was issued in a clear plastic display package, mounted on a black plastic display base and shrink wrapped with the booklet.

There are no opening parts on this model. All features are either cast into the metal or comprise of photo-etched parts which are attached during the finishing of the model. The model has separate windscreen wipers, wing mirrors and trim, number-plates and bumpers.

The interior is tan plastic and it has a black plastic, left hand drive steering wheel and gearstick. The glazing is clear plastic.

All wheels appear to be one piece, plastic hubs in the fashion of the hub-capped wheel of the era with separate black "rubber" tyres.

The base plate is black plastic with "ELIGOR" at the top centre and "Renault" (with a 4 inside a diamond) at the centre bottom. It also caries a rudimentary representation of the suspension and exhaust system. It is held in place by 2 small self-tapping screws.

The scale is said to be 1/43.

Issue date is circa 2008.

Item: 1211, 1212