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Scootacar toy

As you are probably aware, there are several microcar models available both old and new, especially for the Isetta, Heinkel/Trojan, Messerschmitt and Bond Bug.

The only real mass produced Scootacar model was a small die cast car manufactured by a company called S.A.M.S. The  Mk1 was approx 1/43 scale. As far as I am aware S.A.M.S stopped trading back in 1999. The model could be purchased as either a kit or ready built, and available in the standard colours of red, blue or cream. Back in 2001 kits were being sold by Graham Harpin for £22 or £45 ready built.

In 2005 Graham commissioned the same model maker to make a model of the Mk 11 Scootacar. As before the measurements were taken from one of my cars as the model maker lived not too far away in Norfolk. To date nothing has materialised with the Mk11 but hopefully the batch of 50 ordered will appear one of these days! 

S.A.M.S also produced other types of microcar models including the Heinkel and Peel. All of the S.A.M.S. models seem to sell in excess of £50 these days whether made or not.
The last one that I am aware of sold on e.bay for £60 which was a black Mk1 being 1 of only 25 made in this colour.

I have made Plaster of Paris models myself of both Mk1 and Mk11 Scootacars which I have sold at rallies. They were approx 3” long and 2” high and could be lightly sanded and painted to colour of choice.
Terry Parkin actually converted one of my Mk11 models into a Mk1 which I was able to use to produce a mould to go into production with the Mk1 models.  I used to sell these for £3 but with the new cheap well detailed die cast and plastic models available for the Isetta and Messerschmitt they did not look so appealing!
 
I do have a couple of other special models which have been sent to me over the years, one being a painted Plaster of Paris model made by Nigel Tidman. He made a few of these models approx 1/43 scale which he distributed to a few owners at the time. They were painted in the correct colours complete with number plates. The other was a small model made with some kind of clay and baked in the oven and then painted. These were made a few years ago by the son of Alan Evans ( Alan being the designer of the Bamby)

There are also paper models available through Terry Parkin. I understand that you can purchase several models on a CD including the Scootacar.

Would be interested to hear of any others you may know of. In the meantime, I have shown below the instruction sheet which came with the S.A.M.S. kit.
Scootacar toy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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