I always considered the miniatures from Joal to be great reproductions.
In some cases, Joal copied the models from Corgi or other major manufacturers from other countries. I think some are also based in Mercury models. The Italian die-cast manufacturer had many reproductions of Fiat cars, which were, of course, very interesting for Spanish manufacturers, since Seat models were equal to the Fiat models.
In this case, the car is similar to an old Norev model, although I cannot assure it because I cannot compare them. The quality of the Joal model is rather high, considering that it was made in the late 60s by a Spanish company (which had not the latest technology of that time). If you pay enough attention, you'll be able to see some imperfections.
The car is still in its green and white original box, the first model used by Joal. The same car was available at least in white, brown, blue and green. The original car was made from 1965 to 1971 (in Spain it was manufactured from 1966 to 1970).
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: RENAULT 10 (Ref. 104)
- Scale: 1:43 (approx.)
- Year: Around 1969
- Company: Joal (Spain)
- Size: approx. 10 cm