Nice hard to find 1930's original tri-ang minic london taxi tin wind up 41/2” nr
No Reserve for this original Tri-ang Minic London Taxi. Made in England by Tri-ang Minic, Measures 4 1/2" (13 cm). This is a very good scale model of the 1930's London Taxi for which that city was renowned the world over. These Minic taxi's are one of the harder ones to find. This is a post war version in 2 tone black and dark blue which is very shiny. This does have some play wear and paint issues on the black top and base (see photos) but does not detract from the great charm this model displays. The wind up does not work. This has the front wheels that steer right and left. All 4 tires are original and the plated hubs are all excellent. The front grill and bumper have a few tarnish spots which you can see in the photos. The 2 rear decals are excellent. The left one says: LICENSED TO CARRY 4 PERSONS METROPOLITAN POLICE. The police had very strict specifications. The short stubby chassis are made for twisting and turning in heavy traffic and negotiating the narrow streets in the older districts of the city. The London taxi was one of the strongest memories of London that the visitor takes home. This will make a great looking addition to any collection that you won't forget! PayPal only, Shipping US Priority Mail $7.00 for US only. 30 day buyer paid returns. Overseas shipping cost will determine by location. Thanks for bidding and good luck.
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