Steve Butler, Tin Toys — March 1, 2011 at 12:02 am

Abundance to Obscurity

BY STEVE BUTLER

CHRYSLER PRODUCED ITS FIRST “Woody” in 1941. Called a Town and Country station wagon, this vehicle was more
like a four-door sedan. For 1946 Chrysler introduced their Town and Country convertible. These and otherwood bodied Chryslers of that era became and continue to be cherished by antique vehicle collectors.

In the 1940s someone in a position of influence at Wyandotte must have shared the interest car collectors would develop. In 1941 Wyandotte issued its large pressed steel vehicles similar to the first 1941 Chrysler Town and Country (see Antique Toy World of February 2009).

Then, for 1946 Wyandotte again followed Chrysler’s lead and issued a Town and Country type convertible. That pressed steel toy would sell extremely well as evidenced by a generous supply of survivors and was an issue that would evolve into two other examples.

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