Saturday, October 22, 2016

#735 TIN‘S TOYS – CHEVROLET and UNKNOWN MODEL (T.214 and T.225) (Around 1977)


These are two cars that many people will think they have no value at all, while other people will think they are absolutely fascinating. They are two models made by Tin’s Toys in the late 70s and, to my knowledge, they are unique casts, not copied from other companies.
  
The cars, of course, don’t look very nice, their casts are not very carefully detailed and the proportions seem to be wrong. The plastic parts are also quite rude, but present fantastic and fictional add-ons to otherwise well known car models. These additions are unique to Tin’s Toys, as it happened with the O.S.I. Bisiluro shown in entry #336.

So the two models are:
T.225 MADE IN HONG KONG in red
This one is in my opinion a MONZA G.T. DRAGSTER (a concept car derived from a Chevrolet Corvair), but for some reason it is not marked on the base. The original car had windshield and roof, but this one (considering that it is complete, and not missing any parts) seems to be a Cabrio.

T.214 CHEVROLET MADE IN HONG KONG in blue
This model I think it is a Chevrolet ASTRO 1, a concept car from 1967, also reproduced (in another scale) by Corgi or Guisval.


FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: CHEVROLET and UNKNOWN MODEL (T.214 and T.225)
  • Scale: Approx. 1:64
  • Year: Around 1977
  • Company: Tin’s Toys (Hong Kong)
  • Size: approx. 6 cm

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