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TinTin Taxi: Cadillac, New Dehli (1 / 24 scale diecast model car)


By: TinTin

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The New Delhi Taxi as seen in  “Tintin in Tibet” (1960).
Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock stop over in New Delhi and take the opportunity to visit the city. Time is short because the plane to Kathmandu leaves at 2.35. Captain Haddock unintentionally hires a taxi which, despite multiple twists, gets them to the airport on time. This scene, imagined by Hergé, forced his collaborator Michel Demarets to look for a convertible that would suit the situation. He opted for the 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood.

In 2008 Moulinsart created a range of diecast 1/43 scale model cars, their collaborator then was Editions Atlas. All seventy of the models came from the adventures of Tintin. Hergé’s evident love of cars, well actually all vehicles, real or imagined, came to life in this product range.

This is part of Moulinsart's new collaboration with Hachette: a series of diecast 1/24 scale model TinTin cars.  The detail is incredible - nothing is missed from Hergé’s masterful pen strokes.

The car is presented in a clear Perspex case, along with a brochure in French and English.

Material: Painted metal with resin and plastic.

Dimensions: 22 cm x 8 cm x 7 cm

Scale: 1/24