I would like
to add some Information on the Subject of Line Star Roadmasters, an
article appeared by Mike Richardson in MODEL COLLECTOR some years ago.
I also have a
small Collection of them and they are also limited to the Ford
Thunderbird, Daimler Conquest and MG TF. I also assume that these are the
only models produced in this series, as when I bought them in Cyprus in
the late 70's, from a shop which still held mint stock at the time, they
were all that was available.
differs from Mike Richardson's in that none have the plastic
drivers/passengers in them, but I have them in several colour
combinations. The MG was also available in red and metallic green, not
only the metallic blue.
As you can see
from the illustration, I have the Thunderbird in 5 different variations.
Yes, the details are lacking on the models, and the workmanship and
quality is poor compared to contemporary Dinky Toys, but the price was
about 40 per cent less at the time. In Cyprus during the late '50s they
cost 125 mils (2s 6d) compared to about 200 mils for a Dinky Toy or
250-300 mils for a contemporary Märklin.
know what a fair price would be these models today?