Among the probable makers, I discarded Manurba, but I am not familiar with many other German novelty toy makers or importers from these years, I also discard Hans Postler (H.P.) because this company was mostly an importer, and the toy is marked "Made in W. Germany".
The Formula Ones are models from the early 70s, made in bright plastic with black wheels and metal axles. The car usually has three parts: body, chassis and motor. Due to the colour, the casting´s details are difficult to see. The cars come with different racing numbers and they have a nice casting. Note also that the same Ferrari base has been applied to two different cars (yellow an green models)!
They are similar to others made by Matchbox or Majorette, but I would say they are own casts.
The cars are marked "Made in W. Germany", plus the car brand, for example "Ferrari".
Has anyone out there some information on these?
- Name: FERRARI, FERRARI and LOTUS F.1
- Scale: Around 1:64
- Year: Around 1982
- Company: Unknown Manufacturer (West Germany)
- Size: approx. 6 cm