Budgie Toys No.456/T.T.

T.T.Racer

Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer
Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer

(Series 2)

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Budgie No.456/TT - TT Racer
Budgie No.456/TT - TT Racer

(Series 1) Morestone/Morris & Stone box

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Budgie No.456/TT - TT Racer
Budgie No.456/TT - TT Racer

(Series 2) Budgie B1 box

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Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer
Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer

(Series 2)

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Around 1958, Morris & Stone replaced the Morestone Motorcycles with a new casting ready for the launch of the Budgie Toys range. These were used for the AA & RAC Motorcycle Patrols and the four Solo Motorcycles. Unlike their coloured predecessors, the Solo models were issued in a bright chrome finish with plastic riders. The second of these was the T.T. Racer.

 

Series 1

 

Issued 1959-63

The Series 1 model was chrome-plated all over with unpainted metal wheels and black tyres. 'Made in England' was cast on the left side below the seat. The plastic rider was white with a red helmet, black gloves and boots. The face was painted pink.

 

Boxes for the TT Racer utilised the old Morestone Series (Morris & Stone) design at first with the number '456/TT' added to the end-flap details. Later, when Guiterman took over ownership, the Morestone boxes continued but the end-flaps were changed to read 'Made in England by a member of the Guiterman Group No.456/TT'. 

 

Eventually the Morestone boxes were replaced by bright yellow 'Budgie Models' boxes carrying a picture of a Series 1 model with the number and model name on the end-flaps (B1).

 

Series 2

 

Issued 1964-66

In 1964 the model was upgraded to a new casting of a Triumph motorcycle. This continued to be chrome-plated with unpainted metal wheels and black tyres. The rider remained white plastic with a red helmet and black gloves and boots 

 

Boxes for the Series 2 TT Racer were the same yellow 'Budgie Models' boxes as Series 1 (B1), and the illustration continued to show the Series 1 model.

Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer (Sereis 1)
Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer (Series 1)

Series 1: Budgie m/cycle, red helmet, Morestone/Guiterman box

Budgie No.456/TT - TT Racer

Variations

 

Series 1

Chrome-plated M/cycle, 'Made in England' on left side, umw/black tyres

white plastic rider with red helmet

 

BOXES for Series 1 (all had number '456/TT' on end-flaps):

Morestone/Morris & Stone

Morestone/Guiterman

Budgie Models (B1)

 

Series 2

Chrome-plated Triumph M/cycle, no id., umw/black tyres

white plastic rider with red helmet

Budgie Models (B1) box

Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer (Series 2)
Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer (Series 2)

Series 2: Triumph m/cycle, red helmet. Budgie B1 box

Budgie No.456/TT TT Racer box variations

Budgie No.456/TT box variations

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