Alfa-Romeo P2 Tinplate Toy by CIJ
Price Code: SOLD
C.I.J. (Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet)
A late, second series example of the Alfa-Romeo P2 racing car toy by CIJ, with rare teal-blue paintwork, and complete with filler caps, starting handle, handbrake, working steering and black painted spoked wheels with Pneu Michelin treaded tyres, and all-original finish. French, circa 1928.
Length overall: 21 inches (54 cm).
Notes: One of the most esteemed names in specialist toy making, CIJ (Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet) first produced tin-plate toys for Citroen and Renault. In the 1920s, the company responded to the competition successes of Alfa-Romeo’s Tipo P2, designer Vittorio Jano’s masterpiece, by creating what continues to be the most collectable tin-plate toy series ever.
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