Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#635 TIN'S TOYS and TINTOYS - GULF MIRAGE (W.T. 505), LOLA L & M 260 CAN AM (W.T. 701) and PORSCHE AUDI (T. 313) (Around 1979 and 1983)

This time I am presenting three cars that fit together well because they were made by the same manufacturer under two different brands. First Tintoys then Tin's toys (as explained in entry #594)

Tintoys models are W.T. 505 and W.T. 701, while T.313 is Tin's Toys.

(Left to Right:)
W.T. 701 LOLA L & M 260 CAN AM

The interesting thing is that the name of the car casted on the base fits perfectly with the stickers the carry: Gulf Mirage actually has "Gulf" stickers, and the Lola L&M 260 Can Am has "L&M" stickers. Chance? I don't think so.

Another very interesting fact is that the Lola also has a sticker "Club Norev". Which is the relation between this brand and Norev?

UPDATE: I got three more Tin's Toys models that would fit perfectly in this entry. They seem to be more modern models and came without the plastic driver.

The grey one is a Matra Simca MS670 (T316)
The blue one is a March 707 Can-Am (T315)
The orange one is anotherPorsche Audi (T313)

UPDATE 1 (May/2017) Added second MATRA with original type of wheels and original sticker at the front.

  • Name: GULF MIRAGE (W.T. 505), LOLA L&M 260 CAN AM (W.T. 701), PORSCHE AUDI (T. 313), MARCH 707 CAN-AM (T. 315) and MATRA SIMCA MS670 (T. 316)
  • Scale: Approx. 1:64
  • Year: Around 1979 and 1983
  • Company: Tintoys/ Tin's Toys (Hong-Kong)
  • Size: approx. 6 cm


  1. I have a TINTOYS die cast SPORT CAR still in package it's red with number 6 on hood with checkered flags it also says on package WT 501-506 Made in Hong Kong I would attach a picture but can't here. Any info about it or value would be appreciated. Richard

    1. Hi Richard, Yes, with that reference number, it should be one of these, or a very similar one. I just checked ebay and carded models go from around 11 British Pounds to more than 60, depends on the rarity of the car. I think these sport proto are not among the rarest, I would say they are among the most common, but, of course, I cannot say it for certain.
      Thanks for the comment!


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