Toby Toys 860 Jaguar SS Saloon Car

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This model is the Toby Toys 860 Jaguar SS Saloon Car in Red.

This one piece casting is of a long nosed saloon car, said to be representative of a Jaguar SS, with detail cast into the body. At the front we have the grille,  front bumper,  front lights and horns(?), number plate [LM 860], and bonnet, all in the body colour. To each side are engine cover louvres, doors and handles, and the body lines, At the rear are cast representations of the boot and handle, spare tyre cover, and rear number plate [LM 860], and a petrol cap (possibly cast on the wrong side of the vehicle when compared with photos of a real Jaguar SS).

There is no interior or glazing.

There is no base plate. The under side of the cab roof is marked "Made, In, England, 860" on four lines. It devoid of all other marking or casting detail apart from the short pillars that hold the front axle in place.

All wheels comprise a single piece, Bakelite(?) hub and tyre shape. They are attached to steel axles which have crimped ends and pass through either the front pillars or the rear body casting. The rear wheels are separated by a coiled spring over the axle to keep them in place.

This model was issued some in the 1940s or 1950s.

Item: 3706