The first catalogue for 1959 shows the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith on the cover, exiting it's box.
Model No.102, Bentley S1 4 door H.J. Mulliner 'Lightweight' saloon.
The whole electric slot-car system has been tried by so many toy companies that there were not many new ideas left to try. Spot-on however thought they had found a new idea, by making their cars work on a simple 'push to go' then 'push to stop' principal.
They used a battery operated motor supplied by the Wrenn toy company, small enough to fit inside a
1/42nd scale plastic body, these bodies then clipped onto a plastic baseplate, carrying the motor and two 'AA' batteries.
At the front of the baseplate, were a steerable set of front wheels, fitted with a pin guide that fitted into a corresponding slot in the road sections. with batteries on board, all you had to do was to give the model a gentle push and it moved off around the track. To stop the model. you simply held it with your hand as it came by you and the little low torque motor, switched off!
During the first years production of this system, a common body was designed in the form of a 1962, Silver Cloud III or Bentley 'S' 3 4 door saloon.
To make it a Rolls-Royce, Spot-on borrowed the front bumper and grille moulding from the 'Royal' Rolls-Royce, but to make it the Bentley version, they made a brand new front bumper and grille moulding, that was a perfect replica of a Series 3 car, Bentley.
Shown above is the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III and the Bentley 'S 3' equivalent. The Bentley shown here is actually one of the optional spare bodies you could buy and displayed here fitted with a pair of temporary Dinky Toys alluminium wheels.
The MAGICAR models and sets are fairly hard to find especially in mint condition, they really were launched at the wrong time, right in the success window of the SCALEXTRIC slot racing system, but because both products were made by companies owned by TRI-ANG, it did not matter too much if one system failed against the other!
After the demise of the SPOT-ON range of diecast models, there was very little activity in the way of Rolls-Royce models, however, SPOT-ON was purchased by the MECCANO company in 1964, so they more or less merged with the DINKY TOYS range and several ideas from SPOT-ON became common on many DINKY TOYS, like the seperately 'Chromed' bumpers and grille mouldings and the spun alloy wheel rims. The first DINKY TOYS Rolls-Royce to show SPOT-ON influances, was model No.127, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 2 door coupe and more on this model can be found in the DINKY TOYS section.