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Set number is WL 25A. 25 Pcs. Transportation Set, Speedrive has a stylized WL logo. The contents are Soma models, for the most part copies of other brands. Bases are blank other than Made In China. Paint and graphics quality varies.
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Formula race car (unidentified) if anyone can help it would be appreciated. 6, Peter livery.
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Ford Econoline. Your Way graphic. Scale is 1:67.
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Hino. Soft Drink graphic. Scale 1:102.
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Ford Escort Cabriolet. Matchbox copy including Escort on the rear. Scale 1:56.
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Formula race car (unidentified) if anyone can help it would be appreciated. 7, Paul livery.
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Chevrolet Camaro. Turbo, 8 racing graphic. Scale 1:65.
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Porsche 911 Turbo. Turbo graphic. Scale 1:58.
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Kenworth. VHS 6151 graphic. There is also a WL89 graphic on the sleeper cab. Whether this is a hint to a model number or just random is a question. Scale is 1:64.
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Pontiac Fiero. Turbo graphic. Scale 1:55.
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Chevrolet. Power graphic. Scale 1:71.
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Hino. Ice Cream graphic. Scale 1:102.
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Formula race car (unidentified) if anyone can help it would be appreciated. 8 racing number.
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BMW 323 I Cabriolet. 323 I Cabriolet graphic. Another Matchbox copy where the rear registration has been altered to DA 656. The Matchbox being DA 8356.
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Formula race car (unidentified) if anyone can help it would be appreciated. 8 racing number. 3, Formula livery.
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Chevrolet Camaro. 25 racing number. Scale 1:65.
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Mazda RX-7 Savanna. RX-7, Savanna, Williams and Speedline graphics. Scale 1:57.
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Chevrolet Corvette. Scale 1:61.
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Peterbilt. GS-36 graphic. Scale 1:98.
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Nissan 300ZX. 32, Speed.livery. A Tomica copy right down to the registration plates front and back. 300.
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Peterbilt.
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Chevrolet Corvette. Scale 1:62.
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Porsche 959 Turbo. Turbo graphic. Scale 1:59.
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Audi Quattro. ABC, Mid-Four, Die Beine Ihres Autos and 900 livery.
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Ferrari Testarossa. Scale 1:59.
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Pontiac Firebird. Scale 1:64.
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I have both the Corvette models you show and I may have some (or very close to) a few of the open wheels racers and the Peterbuilt with the 2 round tanks on the back. According to the Diecast Encyclopedia WL is another distributor of other brands of diecast and most often associated with Mega Speed.


Soma has connections to Welly and what would later become Realtoy according to the Diecast Encyclopedia.




The Diecast Encyclopedia also has a entry that includes the totem pole 'bird' icon found in the bottom right corner of the package back that I will have to find it again and compare/cross reference to these other brands again.
 

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Like the other sets I wll come back and copy the individual castings into seperate threads or add them to existing ones and update the casting list with links to them as I have time. We are starting back to having 3 toy shows a month again and my BILs passing has me playing catch up again! 🤙
 

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And the silver (1973) Corvette. This version has the previous Made in Hong Kong desigation barred out on the base with a new Made in China listing. I picked this one up in 2014 but didnt document from where. It may have come from a local garage sale by a former England family who had transferred State side for work.


Soma 1973 Corvette
by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Soma 1973 Corvette
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This yellow version has the same tampo pattern but the 5 slot wheel design and the Made in Hong Kong identifier in a different place on the base. I did not also document where I found this in 2014 either, but it was 4 months before the silver/grey one above.


Soma 1973 Corvette
by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Soma 1973 Corvette
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Set number is WL 25A. 25 Pcs. Transportation Set, Speedrive has a stylized WL logo. The contents are Soma models, for the most part copies of other brands. Bases are blank other than Made In China. Paint and graphics quality varies.
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Formula race car (unidentified) if anyone can help it would be appreciated. 6, Peter livery.
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Ford Econoline. Your Way graphic. Scale is 1:67.
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Hino. Soft Drink graphic. Scale 1:102.
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Ford Escort Cabriolet. Matchbox copy including Escort on the rear. Scale 1:56.
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Formula race car (unidentified) if anyone can help it would be appreciated. 7, Paul livery.
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Chevrolet Camaro. Turbo, 8 racing graphic. Scale 1:65.
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Porsche 911 Turbo. Turbo graphic. Scale 1:58.
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The totem pole design signifies this is a Realtoy set though at this stage all these castings were made by Soma for themselves and a fledgling Realtoy. It's often noted that there was a connection between Soma and Welly which I completely refute, merely Soma carbon copy copied a few Welly castings such as the Peterbilt and Hino Dolphin trucks etc...
 
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