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

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The 1:76 scale Corgi Whizzwheels Junior version was available in purple, without an opening canopy.

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Yanming    model 1005

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Yanming produced a 1:64 version in red, this one is very crude in comparison to the the other brands.

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Auto Pilen

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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 chassis

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

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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.

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