Time for some vintage die cast issued decades ago and my first time to show my Majorette brand for my 172nd post.
Here is the vintage Volvo 245 DL, one of the Volvo 200 series range of mid-size cars produced by Volvo Cars from 1974 to 1993.
As you notice it has the Touring Club de France on the side. This club actually existed. From Wiki, the Touring club de France (1890-1983) was a French social club devoted to travel, founded by enthusiasts of the velocipede. The idea of the Touring club de France was inspired by the british Cyclists’ Touring Club, founded in 1873, and promoted in France under the impulse of Paul de Vivie.
As you can see, this guy is a proud owner of this Volvo as it has an opening tailgate.
It even comes with the Touring logo.
One of my vintage collection that was acquired when it was newly released it still comes with the original see thru box.
During this period when it was made, just like Lesney Matchbox it has metal chassis, suspension and competes with British made die cast like Matchbox, Corgi Jr. and USA Hot Wheels.
I would say with opening tailgate and tow hitch plus a solid made die cast, I rate the play value 5 out of 5. Comparing it to other mainline cars it has nice detail but taillight is not painted so 4 out of 5.
Hmmm... Since this is Made in France, maybe it should be under French Friday instead. ;)