The company of Solido toys was founded in 1930 in Paris, France. Later, they moved to an old hydroelectric factory in Ivry-la-Bataille, Normandy. Headquarters are located in the Marechal Foch Street, in Versailles. The firm is run by the three children (Charlotte, Jean and Colette) of founder Ferdinand de Vazeilles (1889-1984). Since 1932, Solido proposes "toys with transformations", kits manufactured in Mazac - a zinc alloy injected under pressure. The friction vehicles have spring engines.

In 1953 Ferdinand de Vazeilles bequeathes the lead of the company Solijouets SA to his son Jean René.

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In 1957, Jean chooses to sell his new ranges of miniatures, copies of existing machines, already assembled. Solido innovates with suspensions on the cars at 1:43 scale. The public discovers its models in a illustrated annual catalogue, like the packaging, by Jean Blanche's drawings.


Updated: 8 Dec. 2015

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Dave - November 24, 2013

Hi, looking for pictures and info on a 36 or 37 Philips 66 tow truck 1:24 scale cant find anywhere, can you help me. thanks .

Don - February 26, 2013

I'm trying to aquire spare accessories for my solido military vehicles from the 1960's.
►reply: Try and search for solido military on this website.

John - January 18, 2012

I am trying to find a particular Mercedes Benz the 1983 4 door 380 Sel sedan for my collection of classic Solido cars..Can you help me?
►reply: Best is to search this site for a solido mercedes sedan otherwise I wouldn't know...

Lee - September 3, 2010

hi, just been trying to find a particuler model on the web when i came across your site. I bought a model of an ac cobra in a tin also boxed about 13 or 14 years ago at a car show in doncaster england it says on the box solido elegance ac cobra 1965 with a classic looking picture of a women standing in the car looking out at a passenger liner from a beach could you please let me know any value you may no or how rare it could be thank you ever so much lee kent kingston upon hull england.