Scarce Bandai 1959 Cadillac Taxi, Sample?

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Scarce Bandai 1959 Cadillac Taxi, Sample?

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Here is a large 12” Bandai 1959 Cadillac Taxi. In my research, this may be a production sample. It is yellow litho with red paint, friction motor with rubber tires. It has nice interior details nickel plates trim and island glass windows. In my research, going back until 2004, I couldn’t find a single yellow Bandai 1959 Cadillac, not even in the battery op version, only gold, black, white & blue, and certainly no Taxi. This leads me to believe that it may be a production sample. In addition, there is no sign this was disassembled and put back together. The tabs are still factory tight, with no work hardening of the metal, which happens when a tab is re bent. The seams are tight as well. I have seen a few sample including a 1960 police car that was done the same way. According to the Numora book, samples that weren’t used were sold as regular stock, because they were finished models when presented to the management. Look at the photos and make up your own mind, but its a super looking and will make an Eye catching piece in your collection! EX+-LN..

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