Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#491 PLAYART – MINI SUPER SPEEDSTERS (Around 1978)


These are two very small cars made by Playart. Although there is no scale indication, I guess they are probably 1:87 (H0) scale, and they might be intended to use with Playart H0 train models, although they were sold apart. In ebay there is (or was) a collection of 12 models in a box, although in other sites like worthpoint, there are also smaller 4-packs. I don’t know if they were ever sold individually, or have any further details about Playart’s smallest scale models.



The two cars I own are a Jaguar E-Type 2+2 in yellow, plus another car which I cannot identify right now in gold (seems pretty much like an American model, maybe Pontiac). Note that both models have different wheels, the golden model has some kind of simulated hubcaps, so I guess it is slightly older than the second one, whose hubcaps are less elaborated. The Jaguar is marked in the interior "Playart", "Made in Hongkong", "7331" and "2", while the second car is marked only "Made in Hongkong" and "15". Maybe there is a list somewhere with the reference numbers and the models, I haven't found any.

 
FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: MINI SUPER SPEEDSTERS: JAGUAR E-TYPE and UNKNOWN MODEL
  • Scale: 1:87
  • Year: Around 1978
  • Company: Playart (Hong Kong)
  • Size: approx. 4 cm

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