Maxwell Mattel Mini Jeep

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This model is the Maxwell Mattel Mini Jeep in olive livery. It comes packed in the original Maxwell "Mattel Mini" pictorial cardboard box.

The model has no opening parts. The vehicle body is olive green, cast metal with red star on circular white background. The grille is painted silver as are the front bumper and lights. Two small sidelights are painted yellow. The windscreen is black plastic, as is the roof and rear tonneau.

The interior is all white plastic including the plastic steering wheel. There is no glazing.

All wheels are one piece, single plastic units of the speed wheels type with a gold 3 spoke patterned hub.

The base plate is olice painted metal. It is held in place by two machined rivets at the rear and a body locating lug to the front. It is not marked with the manufacturer's name or country of origin.

I am uncertain as to when this was released but assume it was after production of the Mattel/Lesney item ceased, perhaps in the 1980s or 1990s.

Item: 3204