The Adams Probe 16 was produced as a diecast model by four companies in the early
1970’s. Corgi, Yanming, Auto Pilen and Joal. A Spanish company called Roman also
made a very rare multi-coloured electric tinplate toy in 1/18 scale with cable remote
control., it featured a driver figure and the steering wheel on the left hand side.
Corgi Junior Whizzwheels model 52
The 1:76 scale Corgi Whizzwheels Junior version was available in purple, without
Yanming model 1005
Yanming produced a 1:64 version in red, this one is very crude in comparison to the
the other brands.
The best example was made by Auto Pilen of Spain, this again appears to use the same
1:43 body mould as the Corgi 384 model, but has better wheels and paintwork. The
chrome model is the rarer of the two. Unlike Joal and Corgi, these have a moulded
Joal produced a 1:43 car in five colours; gold, silver-blue, red, yellow and green.
The first two carry a clockwork orange logo on the bonnet and come with a road sign
of a man with a bowler hat. Strangely the silver blue one’s roof is hinged, while
the roof on all the others slides back. The Joal models appear to have used the same
moulds as the Corgi 1:43 scale car.
Joal model 116
Corgi Whizzwheels model 384
The Corgi Whizzwheels no 384 1:46 scale version was available in metallic maroon
or metallic gold with opening canopy and was produced from December 1970 to late
1973 with a total of 368,000 cars manufactured.