Toy car, T N 'Century Hot Rod', friction operated, metal, made by Nomura Toys, Japan, 1950s The toy vehicle is a two-seat roadster, with a large engine bay and engine which is exposed without a bonnet. The tin-printed engine is particularly detailed while a pair of oversized engine rockers sit prominently on top. The car has tin-printed wire wheels, yellow upholstery and a blue body colour. Chrome has been used for the radiator, headlamps, and windscreen frame. The word 'Hot Rod' appears in white capital letters on each side and on the boot lid together with the word 'Century'. The car has the numberplate H12. It is friction operated and not only the wheels turn but the tappets on top of the engine rock from side-to-side and the fan in the engine rotates. The hot rod is made of tin-printed tin plate and is of tab and slot construction.
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(Accession num: 2008/158/5)
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