Italian brands like Polistil, Mercury, Mebetoys or Grisoni reproduced many italian models that are quite rare in other international brands. I am of course not talking about Ferrari, Lamborghini and other great sport cars, but more common Fiats, Autobiancchis... or in this case I am presenting a Lancia and an Alfa-Romeo from the early 70s.
The first one is an Ambulance, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Pronto Intervento. This car was also available in dark green that looks like a military version, but it is actually a "Polizia Stradale" patrol, that is a patrol car for highways in Italy. This version is probably older, since the base is metallic and marked "Combinata Polizia" instead of "Pronto Intervento".
The second one is the Lancia Beta 1800, also available in blue, green, red, police decorations... some had siren, antenna or even a roof rack, so, this grey version seems to be the most boring one. All in all, a rare car with a great cast, beautifully done and with opening doors (the doors includes the whole window frame, something somehow rare in die-cast models.
More Politoys from the E-Series HERE.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: ALFA ROMEO GIULIA PRONTO INTERVENTO (E14) and LANCIA BETA 1800 (E41)
- Scale: 1:43
- Year: 1971
- Company: Politoys (Italy)
- Size: approx. 9 cm