Solido Peugeot 203 (partworks)

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This model is the Solido Peugeot 203 in Light Blue as released as part of a publication house part-works (possibly by Hachette).

The model has no opening parts. It has a chromed grill, front bumper and headlights (clear lenses), imitation chromed plastic bonnet centre-line, clear glazing all round with photo-etched windscreen wipers on the front windscreen, chromed plastic guards at the front of the rear wheel wells, chromed rear bumper, numberplate lights and finally, clear red lenses for the tail lights.

The interior is a black plastic with a left hand drive black plastic steering wheel set int othe ligiht blue dashboard.

All wheels have simulated hubs - solid, one piece black plastic that incorporates the tyre, with separate "rim and hub cap" insert that is coloured to also simulate white wall tyres.

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "Solido, Made in France" at the centre top, "1/43" to the left of this, and "Peugeot 203" on two lines at the centre bottom and "2" over the front axle. It is held in place with a single self tapping screw and hidden body lug.

I do not know when this model was issued. Its stated scale is 1:43.

Item: 1351