Efsi Holland made these two vans in several versions each. I am still surprised to find more and more decorations of them. I already have 6 or 7 different ones.
Not only the colours change, but also there are versions with a siren on top, other without, and some with windows other without.
The Fiat 242/Citroën C35 was the result of a cooperation between the two car manufacturers and it is surprising to me that Efsi made two casts which are almost identical, instead of choosing another van which may look “more different” to each other. The only difference is in the front, where the logo of Fiat or Citroë in displayed and on the base, where the name of the car is written.
This van has not been reproduced in this scale by any other die-cast manufacturer I know of, so they are interesting collectables for people interested in the cars and vans from the 70s an the 80s. I think it was quite common in many European countries.
UPDATE1 (Dec/2018): A green Citroën C.35 "Holland", unfortunately not in its best shape.
FACTS AND FIGURES
- Name: FIAT 242 and CITROËN C35
- Scale: Around 1:64
- Year: Around 1975
- Company: Efsi (Netherlands)
- Size: approx. 7 cm