Monaco

With an area of only two square kilometres, the principality of Monaco is probably the smallest country in which model cars were industrially produced. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a company called PP (Poly Plastic) produced here a series of simple 1/48th scale plastic toy cars: CitroŽn DS 20, BMW 1602, Mercedes-Benz 250 SE, Alfa Romeo Alfetta. The models were made in many different colour combinations and were very similar to contemporary toy cars issued by CGGC Grisoni from Italy, but had different wheels. They were also sold in playsets along with plastic accessories such as road signs, traffic lights and petrol pumps. The manufacturers Eligor and Ixo have both released 1/43rd scale models of an original car which was in service in Monaco: a Renault 4 CV as used by the local police.

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