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I agree, a very nice set indeed, thanks for sharing the pictures. Regarding the choice of American cars for a European toy, the size could have been a reason, but anyway this was not unusual at the time. I remember myself playing with French Dinky Studebaker and Buick models a few years later, and many Spanish Paya and Rico toys reproduced American cars. The fact is that, by the time, the large, chrome loaded, American cars were considered here as the prototypes of luxury cars, no matter if they were Cadillacs or just Chevrolets. There was even the specific Spanish word "haiga", now obsolete, to denote that kind of cars. Being a dream for most people, it is not surprising many toy-makers here choose to reproduce American cars instead of the far less impressive European cars of the time.

Eduardo Casas Alvero
 
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