Auto - PEZ
In the mid 1970s PEZ International released a series of plastic HO 1:72 scale cars, race cars, jeeps and trucks. The 1:72 scale Fiat 500, Mini Cooper and VW cars can be seen in Peterson's Collectors Guide to Pez on page 235. A salesman's car display kit showing different trucks, cars, race cars and jeeps is shown in Peterson's guide on page 237. The kit is written in French but translates in English to something like "This red hot promotion You watch the children buy PEZ cars and you will know what is a really rapid promotion!" The cars were manufactured in Italy by CGGC Grisoni which was an Italian producer of plastic toys in the 1970s - 1980s. The company went out of business in the mid 1980s and some of their old stock has now been found. The Fiat 500, the Innocenti Mini MK2 and the VW Maggiolino have the PEZ logo molded on the bottom of the car. The Race cars have the oval which used to say PEZ filled over, but you can still see the edges of the PEZ lettering. The Jeeps are not as nicely molded over, so PEZ is still more visible. The PEZ logo is not present on the trucks at all, but the 6 different style trucks - dump truck, hauler truck, tanker truck, ladder truck, hook truck and cement mixer trucks are shown in the PEZ auto salesman display. There are 4 different styles of race cars numbered 1 - Ferrari, 2 - BRM, 3 - Cooper and number 4 - Lotus. These cars also come with 4 different engines and we have 6 different colors - red, blue, green, white, yellow and purple. The cars, jeeps and trucks all come in a huge variety of colors!
These PEZ auto cars are from the 1970s. They were manufactured by CGGC Grisoni of Italy and can be seen in the Peterson's Collectors Guide to PEZ on page 235 and 237 in the salesman sample kit. There are 3 different styles of cars available - a Fiat 500, a VW Maggiolino and a Innocenti Mini MK2. The PEZ logo is molded on the undercarriage of the cars. You will receive one of each of the 3 different styles of cars, but the colors of...