Tomica time again, Land of the Rising Sun-day, you know how it works. Today we examine the final installment in this batch of unboxed models. Today’s entry is Tomica 58-1, the Nissan Fairlady 240ZG. This casting entered the range in August 1974, and enjoyed a long run, remaining until September 1980. This era was prime Tomica time, and this model fits right in:

A rich metallic brown Z, this is exactly the kind of thing one would have routinely spotted on the road in the mid-late 70s, especially on the west coast. Detail is fine, with ample casting lines, and “Fairlady” script on the front fenders. Scale claims to be 1:60, and I have no doubt this is accurate. As expected, this model has the crisp glazing, snappy door action, and springy suspension we all know and love about old Tomica:

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Doors open to reveal a detailed interior and accurate steering wheel:

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Front and rear have similarly nice detail. The headlight covers are a fantastic touch, and the rear window with apparent heating elements (?) cast in, along with “Fairlady” script on the rear hatch and license plates, are signs of quality:

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The base is metal, for heft and a quality feel, and has ample detail:

This is definitely a casting I am happy to have in my collection. This is not a rare piece - my reference book lists 24 varieties, and this brown one was also sold as a Pocket Cars, so they are out there, and shouldn’t break the bank. A nice period piece at home in any collection of vintage Tomica or vintage models in general:

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A couple of Datsun badged 1:1s from pinterest and zhome.com