Ichiko (Japan) 1663 "Auto Pubblica Frizione Taxi"
Ichiko (Japan) 1663 "Auto Pubblica Frizione Taxi" - scarce large scale tinplate friction drive model of a Public Service Taxi, made for the Italian Market - two-tone green with tinprinted interior detail, bright plated parts, friction drive to rear wheels, based on a 2-door Oldsmobile Super 88 from 1959. Fitted with roof mounted destination board which changes when depressed and includes Roma, Bologna, Milano and Napoli destinations, slight age related wear and some discreet manufacturers retouching marks - otherwise an Excellent unusual example, the first such model that Vectis have had and comes in a Fair card box with colourfully illustrated lid, 13.5"/34cm long.
Estimate: £200 - £300
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