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Gingell Diecast Manufacturing Ltd was base in China. Their castings first appeared the early 1990s.

by Mick's Auto World

Individual castings made by Gingell can be found in Summer's "Motor Force" offered products.

Others were packaged in set groups and noted as only having been made in China.

Sometimes a GG letter label within/or just a rhinocerus head logo are noted as other brand identifier used on their packaging. Either logo is nick named ' Rhino ' by collectors, but is not a known official designation by Gingell.

by Mick's Auto World

Known distributor of Gingell castings have been identified as Deluxe Toys. They were based in Commerce, California. One known series they distributed was "Freeway Haulers". A & D Fiesta imported "Old Timer" and "Classic Car" Gingell (Rhino) castings packaged in single car blister packs into Canada.

Another attributed distributor is MB (Hong Kong) Their brand logo is similiar to Summer's prancing horse.

In 2001, Bell distributed a series of F1 Racers believed to be made by Gingell.



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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
3 inch Cars Database
Mick's Gingell Motor Force
 

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Gingell Diecast Casting List

Various references are made to (3) # series of castings, but only 700s and 800s are known at this time. The next would by 900s (?).

Auburn 852
Audi Quattro
Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z
Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
Volvo 760 GL

701 - Mazda RX-7
702 - '84 Camaro Z28
703 - Chevrolet Corvette
704 - Porsche 928
705 - '84 Pontiac Firebird
706 - Datsun 280ZX
711 - F1 Race Car
712 - F1 Race Car
713 - F1 Race Car
714 - F1 Race Car
715 - F1 Race Car
716 - F1 Race Car
729 - Lamborghini Countach
730 - Porsche 959
731 - Mercedes 500SEC AMG
732 - BMW 325 Baur Cabriolet
733 - Ferrari Testarossa
734 - Porsche 911
737 - Ford Courier
738a - Mercedes-Benz SEC (red)
738b - Mercedes-Benz
739a - Jaguar XJ-S (black) (white)
740a - Nissan Fairlady Z (300ZX) (blue)
740b - Nissan ? 300ZX
741a - Honda Prelude (green)
741b - Honda Prelude
742 - BMW (white) (yellow)
743 - Maserati Merak (silver)
744 - Ferrari 308/328 GTS (pink) (green)
745 - Porsche 944 (blue)
752 - Ferrari F-40
753 - Ford Mustang GT (Police)
755 - Buick LeSabre (Riveria?)
756 - Pontiac Fiero (Polizcie)

800s - Motor Force
801
802
803
804 - Maserati Merak SS
805
806
807
808 - Ferrari 328 GTS

900 - (?)



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HobbyTalk Members - @ Milton Fox Racing @Motorcade
3 inch Cars Database
Mick's Gingell Motor Force
 

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The Motor Force set you reference I found in a bargain store in the 80's. Pretty basic castings. I bought everything I found in those days. Never found any others. There was quite a bit of crosspollination between brands. Rhino I found had made interesting choices.
 
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