This is one of a number of French Dinky models that Meccano imported in the 1960s to be sold as part of the UK Dinky range. In this case, the body is the French 24d/524 casting, but with an English baseplate and wheels.
Red, with silver bumpers and headlights. Advert decals in various colours: 'MECCANO' on the sides, 'HP Baked Beans' on the front of the roof, and 'Britax Safety Belts' on the rear. 'Welbeck Motors Minicab' on the sides of the roof. Spun metal wheels with black tyres.
This one is in fairly good condition, with paint chips on the roof and some smaller ones elsewhere. One of the decals is missing from the side of the roof, but the others are at least 90% intact. The rear number plate is a sticker, probably from a Corgi Accessory Pack. One of the front tyres is split, but the others are very good.
Approx Years: 1962 - 1967
Condition: Good, unboxed
Shipping Weight: 116g
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