Sold Vintage Electric Studebaker. Toy Car


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morton

I live for the CABE
Nov 9, 2007
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In case you didn't know, Aluminum Model Toys began making metal promos for the auto industry I believe and changed their name to AMT and went on to become the best known maker of the 3 in 1 plastic model car kits in the 50's and 60's.

These kits were not very inticate but they offered lots of hot rod options including flame decals, hood scoops, fender skirts, engine add ons, etc., and the one piece bodies were well made, quite detailed, and a lot easier to work with than the multi-piece Revell bodies.

They continued making dealer promos for many car manufaturers for many years but this time in plastic. Unfortunately in the late 1940's and early 1950's they used a type of plastic that was prone to warp under the slightest provocation and thus are very difficult to find without this fault. Yours looks to be as straight as I've seen and with the original box is very unusual.

Saw a guy put one of these types of promos on his flea market table on a bright sunny day with a hefty price tag that was way more than I could afford to pay, but I warned him to keep it out of the sun. He didn't listen and on my way out I passed by his table and he was moaning to someone about the sun "melting" his car. It was basically a total loss except for the wheels, bumpers, and the metal chasis.
 

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