Toys from the Past #47 NOREV – VOLKSWAGEN 1500 and FORD ANGLIA (Around… — Volkswagen 1500

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Friday, August 5, 2011

#47 – VOLKSWAGEN 1500 and FORD (Around 1963)

Norev was by the Veron family in 1946 not far from Lyon (France). family has already appeared in blog (#10 ) because are the same that later Majorette.

In 1946, the production with a small garage a few 1:87 plastic cars, as as other plastic toys. Veron worked at that for the plastic industry (firm Poulenc/ Rhodia). This had developed a plastic composition Rhodialite, ideal to produce toys in the post-war days.

The scale car production starts later, in 1954 and after the commercial success that Cars were having, manufactures the first 1:43 cars, made all of them of The first model was a Simca This first model had a chassis and a sticker informing the Rhodialite. Plastic was a great as it was very cheap to produce, cheaper than Dinky Norev tried to point out the of plastic compared to metal: the car is not so it will remain always colour and good looking. was not true, since the plastic decolorate if it was left if contact plastic of other colour. I t is a that these two cars are blue, there were colours available.

Those first models mostly French cars were very common years, and all of them could be with friction motor, or it. From 1957 onwards, a in 1:87 scale (“500 was included in the catalogue

In 1961, the Veron family Majorette, to compete in the 1:64 market with other like Matchbox or Siku.

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The shown in this entry made around 1963. The had scalated quickly (from 12 in 1956 to 96 in 1964), and Norev was now to offer almost any French car in the plus a wide variety of cars. The cars with red are a few years older (from the to mid 50s) than the one with or silver hubs. Those modern cars were equipped with windows. the colour of the tyres changed white (older models) to

The production of plastic cars still continue a few years. In Norev launched a new series of cars known as Jet-car, in the first years of existence of series, some plastic were still being The history of this new die-cast will be told in another sometime.

Also interesting to is that the numbering of Norev in 1:43 scale was never from the first Simca (Nr. 1) to the Volkswagen Golf (Nr. 899), regardless of the or type. These two are numbered Nr. 63 1500) and Nr. 67 (Ford Anglia). in the following picture, that not model was numbered in the chassis Anglia is not numbered)

FACTS AND FIGURES

Name: 1500 and FORD ANGLIA Nrs. 63 and 67) Scale: 1:43 Around 1963 Company: (France) Size: approx. 9-10 cm

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