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Produced by Marusan Shoten Ltd. from Asakusa, Tokyo. Tin body with cut out windows and very nice details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Tin headlights, front hood and side strips, tin bumpers. Metal chassis with either a friction, key wound or electric motor with rubber tires. The friction drive version had no steerable front wheels, whereas the other versions have. Chassis stamped JAPAN with the circle and "SAN" MARUSAN logo. The original oldest Marusan logo was based on the name itself- “Maru” means circle, and “San” means three, which refers to the three original founders in 1947. Haruyasu and Minoru Ishida, with their business partner Yasuo Arai, founded Marusan in 1947. The early success of the company lead to the formal incorporation as Marusan Shoten Ltd in 1950.

Additional Info

  • Manufacturer: MARUSAN
  • Scale: 1/37
  • Length: 110mm
  • Production Era: Late 1950s
  • Country: Japan
  • Materials: Tin Plate
  • Color: Yellow, Red, Blue, Green
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