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91/312 Toy motor car, 'Micro Models', Talbot Lago Racer, made by Goodwood (Australia) Productions Pty Ltd, Australia, 1952-1961. Click to enlarge.

Toy motor car of a Talbot Lago Racer

Made
Between February 1952 and June 1961 Goodwood (Australia) Productions made range of zinc diecast scale model toy cars. These Micro Models effectively documented the Australian car manufacture industry featuring cars, trucks and specialist vehicles. The Museum has a complete range of the company's products that in effect provides a microcosm of motoring in Australia in the 1950s. Selling for between 55 cents and $1.25, they offered children an opportunity to play with vehicles they saw on the …

Summary

Object No.

91/312

Object Statement

Toy motor car, 'Micro Models', Talbot Lago Racer, made by Goodwood (Australia) Productions Pty Ltd, Australia, 1952-1961

Physical Description

Toy motor car, 'Micro Models', Talbot Lago Racer, made by Goodwood (Australia) Productions Pty Ltd, Australia, 1952-1961

Toy car model of Talbot Lago racer with driver, made from diecast zinc in a two piece riveted construction. The car is finished with red enamel paint and silver detailing. The driver is finished in cream enamel. The tyres are black rubber. The number "2" has been stencilled to the side of the car in white paint.

Marks

Raised text on underside reads "MICRO MODELS / TALBOT-LAGO / GB/12"

Dimensions

Height

30 mm

Width

40 mm

History

Notes

Purchased from Mr Tony Parkinson's collection of 124 Micro Models. Originally owned by individual owners as toys.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1991

Acquisition Date

21 May 1991

Cite this Object

Harvard

Toy motor car of a Talbot Lago Racer 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 14 May 2021, <https://ma.as/116794>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Transport at the Museums Discovery Centre.