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.
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.
What's it worth? Take a look at this Solido price guide: sold listings for a value indication.