Alfa Romeo P2 Tinplate Toy by CIJ
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A second series example of the Alfa Romeo P2 racing car toy, with rare teal-blue paintwork, and complete with original filler caps, starting handle, handbrake, working steering and black painted spoked wheels with Pneus Michelin treaded tyres with polished spinners. French circa 1928.
Length overall: 54 cm
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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