According to Model
Collector, Igra was a 60s manufacturer. I have mostly seen the cars
that this article mentions -- 1:36th scale versions of a Laurin and Klement
Voituretta, Praga Charron Landaulet, Tatra President and a Velox Prague
Landaulet. The other most likely seen car is a friction-driven plastic
model with a metal base. I have an ambulance version (are they all ambulances?).
It is very crude, very much a toy -- unlike the forementioned models,
which at least in pictures seem to be fairly well detailed.
More plastic model madness! These smaller than HO, larger
than Matchbox cars were made in Italy -- and will never, ever win the
prize for precision. The Dodge Dart Pioneer and Corvair I own sort
of look like the big cars. And by that, I mean that they have indentations
in the plastic which look like doors, hoods and trunks. Okay, maybe that
isn't totally fair, but don't look to these models for authenticity. Why
look to them? They remind me a lot of the free cars we got in cereals
as a kid, mostly.
Please note that these comments are about the smaller scale Ingap cars.
They apparently made some larger-scale cars which look pretty good in
pictures, but I have never seen them in person.
Dodge Dart Pioneer and Chevy Corvair
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